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Outline of Volumes

To date (2009), six volumes have been published. All others have been assigned to authors and are in various stages of development, with the hope that the entire series will be completed within the next five to seven years.

I. Prolegomena
II. Scripture
III. God the Holy Trinity
IV. Creation
V. Anthropology and Sin
VI. Christology by David P. Scaer (113 pp., published 1989)

Biblical in its presentation, Christology describes the historic Christological controversies as well as more recent debates concerning the person of Jesus. Faithful to the historic and orthodox understanding of the incarnation, the two natures in Christ, the atonement and the resurrection, Scaer’s treatment is at the same time fresh and persuasive.

VII. The Work of Christ and Justification
VIII. Law and Gospel and Means of Grace by David P. Scaer
IX. The Church and Her Fellowship, Ministry, and Governance by Kurt Marquart (263 pp., published 1990)

This book not only rehearses the controversies of the past regarding church and ministry, but addresses today’s issues as well. With a completely biblical and confessional perspective, Marquart divides his presentation into four parts: The Church, Church Fellowship, The Ministry, and Church Governance. Marquart’s description of the Holy Ministry provides a welcome corrective to current trends to redefine this office according to secular business and marketing.

X. Life in Christ
XI. Baptism by David P. Scaer (236 pp., published 1999)


An orthodox yet fresh presentation on the sacrament of Baptism. Dr. Scaer offers analysis both of the Roman Catholic and the Reformed views of Baptism, compares current Lutheran worship forms with historic Lutheran baptismal practice, and provides a thorough defense of infant Baptism. Provides the reader with a strong defense against those who would deny God’s work in this precious sacrament.

XII. The Lord’s Supper by John R. Stephenson (xv + 294 pp., published 2003)

A comprehensive study of the Lord's Supper, drawing on scriptural and confessional resources to address key issues in the ecumenical context of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Stephenson draws richly from the writings of Luther, the Lutheran Orthodox dogmaticians, and modern confessional Lutheran theologians (especially Charles Porterfield Krauth, C. F. W. Walther, Herman Sasse, and Tom G. A. Hardt) in a treatment that is unabashedly Lutheran yet deals openly and forthrightly with new perspectives.

XIII. Eschatology by John R. Stephenson (176 pp., published 1993)

An excellent description of the biblical view of the end times as well as an historical overview of the various millennial views that have surfaced in the church over the last two thousand years. Dr. Stephenson's Eschatology is a breath of fresh air as it expounds the Christian view of the end times, a view which cannot be understood apart from orthodox Christology and incarnation theology.

 

Published by The Luther Academy
St. Louis, Missouri
General Editor (1984-1995)
Robert David Preus


General Editor (1996-present)
John R. Stephenson


Assistant Editor
John A. Maxfield

 

People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
-Martin Luther