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Writing with the premise that any Christian dogmatics must be a systematized, biblical dogmatics, traditional Lutheran theologian Andrew Voigt provides a succinct treatment of core confessional Christian doctrines, including God, humanity, sin, Christ, redemption, the Holy Spirit, the means of grace, and the church. Voigt demonstrates both the exegetical justification and internal coherence of the doctrines, establishing them as not mere deductions but as expressions of the Christian faith given through divine revelation. As Voigt states, “The study of Christian doctrine must view the question of the essence of religion from the standpoint of Christianity, which assumes that true religion is given from above. It begins with the judgment of faith that the Christian has the true religion.”

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  • Covers every major topic in Lutheran dogmatic theology from a traditional perspective
  • Provides exegetical justification for each theological stance
  • Explains the systematic coherence of each doctrine
  • Argues that Christianity is the one true religion revealed by God through Jesus Christ


  • Introduction
    • The Subject Defined
    • The Essence of Christianity
    • The Foundation of Christianity in Revelation
    • Revelation Defined
    • The Source of Christian Doctrine
    • Confessional Character of Dogmatics
    • Order of Treatment
  • Chapter 1: God
    • The Source of Communion with God
    • The Christian Conception of God
    • The Knowledge of God
    • The Natural Knowledge of God
    • The Supernatural Revelation of God
    • The Nature of God
    • The Attributes of God
    • The Trinity
  • Chapter 2: The World and Man
    • Creation
    • Providence
    • Miracles
    • Angels
    • Man
    • The Original State of Man
  • Chapter 3: Sin
    • The State of Corruption
    • The Fall
    • The Essence of Sin
    • Original Sin
    • Forms of Sin
    • Bondage of the Will
    • The Attitude of God Towards Sin
  • Chapter 4: Redemption
    • The Redemption through Christ
  • Chapter 5: The Gracious Purpose of God
    • The Gracious Will of God
    • The Historical Preparation for the Redeemer
  • Chapter 6: The Person of Christ
    • The Necessity of a Divine Human Redeemer
    • Christ True God and True Man
    • Christ One Person
    • The Personal Union
    • Communion of the Two Natures
    • The Communication of Properties
    • The Status of Christ
  • Chapter 7: The Work of Christ
    • Redemption
    • Atonement
    • Atonement in the Old Testament
    • Atonement in the New Testament
    • The Atonement as Propitiation
    • The Atonement as Reconciliation
    • The Atonement as Vicarious Satisfaction
    • The Exaltation of Christ and Redemption
    • The Kingdom of Christ and the Kingdom of God
    • The Original State of Man
  • Chapter 8: The Holy Spirit
    • The Office of the Holy Spirit
    • The Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures
    • Saving Grace
    • Saving Faith
    • Justification
    • The Order of Salvation
    • Vocation and Obediance of Faith
    • Illumination and Knowledge of Salvation
    • Regeneration and Conciousness of Salvation
    • Conversion and Repentence with Surrender to God
    • Sealing and Certinty of Salvation
    • Sanctification and Striving for Holiness
    • Preservation and Perserverance
    • Perfecting and the Christian Ideal
  • Chapter 9: The Church and the Means of Grace
    • The Church
    • The Ministry
    • The Means of Grace
    • The Word of God
    • Holy Baptism
    • The Lord's Supper
    • Sacraments
    • Election Consummated
  • Chapter 10: Redemption Consumated
    • The Last Things
    • Death and the State After It
    • Events Preceding the Second Coming of Christ
    • The Parousia
    • The Endof the World
    • Eternal Life and Death
  • Title: Biblical Dogmatics
  • Author: Andrew George Voigt
  • Publisher: Lutheran Board of Publication
  • Print Publication Date: 1917
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 282
  • Era: era:modern
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Theology, doctrinal; Lutheran Church › Doctrines
  • Resource Type: Systematic Theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-14T02:16:55Z

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Andrew George Voight (1859–1933) was a distinguished Lutheran theologian, scholar, and churchman. He began his academic career as professor of modern languages at Newberry College and, later as professor of theology at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and Thiel College. He was ordained as a Lutheran pastor in the ministerium of Pennsylvania and served on the Lutheran World Federation. Voigt graduated fron the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Seminary, Erlangen University (Germany), and received honorary degrees from Roanoke College and Newberry College. he is the author of Why We are Lutherans, and contributed to The Lutheran Commentary (12 vols.) series, and the The Lutheran Cyclopedia.

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