Christian Dogmatics Bibliography for the English-Reading Layperson

UPDATE NOTE:

Thanks to Eric Obermeyer for contributing links to online editions that we have added since the original publication of this bibliography.

Thanks to Phillip F who reminded us to include Graebner’s outline.

Allison, C. FitzSimons, The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, 1994).

Arand, Charles P. James A. Nestingen, and Robert Kolb, The Lutheran Confessions: History and Theology of the Book of Concord (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).

Bente, Gerhard Friedrich,  Historical Introductions to the Lutheran Confessions, 2nd ed. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2005). [an online edition is here]

Chemnitz, Martin, Loci Theologici, vols. vii and viii in Chemnitz’s Works (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2009).

Chemnitz, Martin, Ministry, Word, and Sacraments: An Enchiridion, trans. Luther Poellot (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1981)

Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, 2nd ed., Paul Timothy McCain, gen. ed., (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2006).

Deutschlander, Daniel M., Grace Abounds: The Splendor of Christian Doctrine (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2015).

Engelder, Th., W. Arndt, Th. Graebner, and F. E. Mayer, Popular Symbolics: The Doctrines of the Churches of Christendom and of other Religious Bodies Examined in the Light of Scripture (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1934). [an online edition is here]

Gerhard, Johann, Theological Commonplaces (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, various dates by volume).

Graebner, A. L., Outlines of Doctrinal Theology (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1898).

Hägglund, Bengt, trans. Gene J. Lund, History of Theology, 4th rev. ed. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2007).

Hoenecke, Adolph, Evangelical Lutheran Dogmatics (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1014).

Hutter, Leonard, trans. H. E. Jacobs and G. F. Spieker, Compend of Lutheran Theology (Gnesio Books, 2013). [an online edition is here]

Jacobs, Henry E., Elements of Religion (Malone, Texas: Repristination Press, 2011). [an online edition is here]

Jacobs, Henry Eyster, A Summary of the Christian Faith, part 1 (Watseka, Illinois: Just & Sinner Publishing, 2014). [an online edition is here]

Jacobs, Henry Eyster, A Summary of the Christian Faith, part 2 (Watseka, Illinois: Just & Sinner Publishing, 2017). [an online edition is here]

Koehler, Edward W. A., A Summary of Christian Doctrine, 3rd rev. ed. (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House: 2016).

Kolb, Robert and James A. Nestingen, eds., Sources and Contexts of the Book of Concord (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2001).

Kolb, Robert, The Christian Faith: A Lutheran Exposition (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1993).

Krauth, Charles Porterfield, The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1871). [an online edition is here]

Lang, Lyle W., God So Loved the World: A Study of Christian Doctrine (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2005).

Lange, Lyle W., Outline of the Book of Concord (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1994).

Lindberg, Conrad Emil, trans. Conrad Emanuel Hoffsten, Christian Dogmatics and Notes on the History of Dogma, rev. ed. (Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Book Concern, 1922). [an online edition is here]

Melanchthon, Philip,  Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2014).

Melanchthon, Philip,  Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1543 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1992).

Melanchthon, Philip,  The Chief Theological Topics: Loci Praecipui Theologici 1559 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2011).

Mueller, John Theodore, Christian Dogmatics (St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1934).

Mueller, Steven P., Called to Believe, Teach, and Confess (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005).

Nafzger, Samuel H., John F. Johnson, David A. Lumpp, and Howard W. Tepker, Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017).

Nervig, Casper B., Christian Truth and Religious Delusions (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1941).

Pieper, Francis, Christian Dogmatics (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1953).

Preus, Robert D., Getting into the Theology of Concord: A Study of the Book of Concord (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1977).

Preus, Robert, ed., Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics (Fort Wayne: International Foundation for Lutheran Confessional Research, various dates by volume).

Remensnyder, Junius Benjamin, The Lutheran Manual, (Watseka, Illinois: Just & Sinner Publishing, 2014). [an online edition is here]

Schlink, Edmund, Theology of the Lutheran Confessions (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1961).

Schmid, Heinrich, The Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3rd rev. ed. (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1899). [an online edition is here]

Stump, Joseph, The Christian Faith: A System of Christian Dogmatics (Philadelphia: The Muhlenberg Press, 1942).

Voigt, Andrew George, Biblical Dogmatics (Columbia, South Carolina: Lutheran Board of Publication, 1917), CrossReach Publications edition, 2017. [an online edition is here]

Watson, Thomas, A Body of Divinity (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1692).

Wiedner, Revere Franklin, An Introduction to Dogmatic Theology (Brighton, IA: Just & Sinner Publishing, 2014). [an online edition is here]

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