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Iohannis Gerhardi SS. Theol. D. et in Academia Ienensi Professoris, Locorum theologicorum cum pro adstruenda veritate, tum pro destruenda quorumius contradicentium falsitate, per theses neruosè, solidè and copiosè explicatorum tomus primus[-nonus] [Iohannis Gerhardi Exegesis siue vberior explicatio articulorum de Scriptura Sacra, de Deo and de persona Christi in tomo primo Locorum theologicorum concisiùs pertractorum]

By Iohannis Gerhardi [Johann Gerhard]

1639

Ex Typographia Philippi Gamoneti : Geneva

13.5" by 8.5"

(8) 358 [columns] (1); (8) 446 [col] (25); (8) 738 [col] (27); (8) 636 [col] (17); (8) 480 [col] (28); (8) 940 [col] (25); (12) 856 [col] (20); (8) 900 [col] (26); (12) 768 [col] (20); (8) 537pp. [col] (35)

 

 

 

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The very scarce ten volume work of highly influential seventeenth century Lutheran church leader and theologian, complete in ten volumes, bound across four and with charming woodcut detail to each title page.

Very scarce. Folio. First folio edition. First published in quarto between 1610 and 1622. In Latin. Ten volumes in four. Collated complete. Contains thirty four sections as follows: Volume One: 1. De Scriptura Sacra. 2. De legitima Scripturæ interpretatione. 3. De natura Dei, hoc est, Dei essentia & attributis divinis. 4. De tribus Elohim sive de S.S. Trinitatis mysterio. 5. De Deo Patre & æterno eius filio. 6. De Spiritu Sancto. 7. De persona & officio Christo Volume Two: 8. De creatione & angelis. 9. De providentia. 10. De electione & reprobatione. 11. De imagine Dei in homine ante lapsum. 12. De peccato originali. 13. De peccatis actualibus. 14. De libero arbitrio Volume Three: 15. De lege morali. 16. De legibus ceremonialibus & forensibus. 17. De evangelio. 18. De pœnitentia. 19. De iustificatione per fidem Volume Four: 20. De bonis operibus. 21. De sacramentis. 22. De circumcisione & agno paschali. 23. De s. baptismo Volume Five: 24. De S. Cœna. 25. De Ecclesia Volume Six: 26. De ministerio ecclesiastico. 27. De magistratu politico Volume Seven: 28. De coniugio, cœlibatu & cognatis materiis Volume Eight: 29. De morte. 30. De resurrectione mortuorum Volume Nine: 31. De extremo iudicio. 32. De consummatione seculi. 33. De inferro seu morte æterna. 34. De vita æterna Volume Ten contains the unnumbered work "Exegesis siue vberior explicatio articulorum de Scriptura Sacra, de Deo & de persona Christi in tomo primo Locorum theologicorum concisiùs pertractorum". Each of the ten volumes contains its own dated title page, containing a woodcut printer's device, and woodcut head and tail pieces. Paginated in columns with many errors in pagination and column numbering. Johann Gerhard was a Lutheran church leader and theologian, writing during the Orthodoxy period. Gerhard's academic background was in philosophy and theology, with a brief period of medical study. Gerhard later went on to the superintendency of Heldburg, during which he became more involved in practical ecclesiastical work, inclusive of which was his role as the senior theological professor at Jena. Alongside Johann Major and Johann Himmel, he formed the 'Tria Johannea' and was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the greatest theologians of Protestant Germany, offering advice and religious information to both scholars and the general public. Gerhard's literary legacy is numerous and extensive, and encompass polemical, dogmatic and more practical theology. Locorum Theologicorum is considered to be the standard compendium of Lutheran orthodoxy, with the extensive work covering the vast doctrinal nature of Lutheranism, including the proper understanding and interpretation of scripture and Lutheran beliefs regarding eschatology (the theology of death). The detailed work addresses the denomination with reference to Church fathers, Catholicism, Calvinism and of course, the writings of Luther. The work remains a classic of Lutheran theology and is credited for its skill and precision. The works are still referenced in contemporary scholarship and offer an important and detailed understanding of the complexities of the Lutheran faith. A very scarce and extremely influential work by a noted Lutheran scholar, offering an in depth insight into the intricacies of Lutheranism, complete in ten volumes, bound across four.

CONDITION

In contemporary full calf. Externally worn with rubbing to the extremities, spine and boards. Backstrip lifting with some loss. Joints held by cords only to all volumes and may detach with further handling. Bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes. Evidence of worming to boards of all volumes. Handwritten contents to page to front free endpaper of volume one. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright with just marginal age toning. The occasional tidemark to the extremities. Slight loss to the title page of volumes one, five and nine. The occasional handling mark. Contemporary ink signature to title page of volume one.

Overall Condition: Fair

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