Adolf von Harnack was one of the most influential biblical scholars of the turn of the twentieth century. His writings, noted for their in-depth historical research, assist his readers in the study of biblical interpretation, Christian living, and dogmatics through the lens of history. Including seven noted volumes on the history of dogma, as well as the first ever volumes covering the topic of missions in the first three centuries, the Adolf von Harnack Collection (22 vols.) is a fantastic resource for pastors, teachers, laity, students, and anybody hoping for a firmer grasp on the history of Christianity and dogmatics.
A professor in Germany as well as a historian and theologian, Harnack lectured at the University level for over fifty years, influencing thousands of students throughout his lifetime. What is perhaps his most famous volume, entitled “What is Christianity?,” is included in this set—comprised of 16 lectures originally given to students in Berlin, it dissects one of the most basic yet important theological questions that can be asked. The Adolf von Harnack Collection (22 vols.) contains several other noted lectures as well, in addition to the multiple volumes addressing dogmatics, historical accounts of the Church, and biblical studies.
The perfect addition to your Logos collection, these volumes in digital format can be instantaneously searched, providing hundreds of results at the click of a mouse. What’s more, you can access scripture references contained in Harnack’s works with a quick mouse-over, and in the Logos edition, you can easily pull biblical studies and dogmatics resources up alongside your favorite Bible for ease of study.
- Two volumes detailing the history of Christian missions in the first three centuries after Christ’s birth
- Extensive historical background on the church and biblical interpretation
- Nearly 7,000 pages of writing from one of Europe’s most influential Protestant historians from the turn of the twentieth century
Praise for the Print Edition
Adolf von Harnack was the foremost German proponent of a liberal theological program, and one of the most provocative and prolific theologians of his time.
- History of Dogma, vol. 1
- History of Dogma, vol. 2
- History of Dogma, vol. 3
- History of Dogma, vol. 4
- History of Dogma, vol. 5
- History of Dogma, vol. 6
- History of Dogma, vol. 7
- Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 1
- Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 2
- New Testament Studies, vol. 1: Luke the Physician
- New Testament Studies, vol. 2: The Sayings of Jesus
- New Testament Studies, vol. 3: The Acts of the Apostles
- New Testament Studies, vol. 4: The Date of the Acts and of the Synoptic Gospels
- New Testament Studies, vol. 5: Bible Reading in the Early Church
- Essays on the Social Gospel
- Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and The Confessions of St. Augustine
- The Apostles’ Creed
- What is Christianity?
- Christianity and History
- The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries
- Sources of the Apostolic Canons
- Thoughts on the Present Position of Protestantism
- Title: Adolf van Harnack Collection
- Author: Adolph von Harnack
- Volumes: 22
- Pages: 6,914
About Adolph von Harnack
Adolph von Harnack, born in 1851 in Estonia, lived a life devoted to the study of church history and theology. He became a professor at age 24, and taught at the Universities of Leipzig, Giussen, Marbarg, and Berlin until his retirement at age 70. Although he was widely considered to be one of the most influential members of the Protestant church at the turn of the twentieth century, the Church of Germany believed his theology to be off-base and did not allow him to become an accredited clergyman. Harnack’s passion for the history of the Church led him to pen numerous resources on the matter, his most famous work perhaps being What Is Christianity? He continued his studies and writing until his death in 1930.