Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology, vols. 1 & 2


Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology is the culmination of a project that began over three decades ago to present the gospel taught in Scripture and confessed in the Lutheran Confessions in light of ecclesiastical developments of both the past and the present.

The first dogmatics published by the Missouri Synod in nearly a century, this book seeks to demonstrate this Lutheran approach to confessing the gospel not only with respect to its content, but also with respect to the method of its presentation. Each chapter in this two-volume set is structured around five building blocks—scriptural foundation, confessional witness, systematic formulation, historical and contemporary developments, and implications for life and ministry.

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Key Features

  • Explains the gospel as taugh in Lutheran Confessions and Scripture in a comprehensive manner
  • Discusses a wide variety of dogmatic topics through a system of building blocks
  • Features contributions from more than 50 Lutheran theologians


  • Volume One
    • Prolegomena
    • God
    • Creation
    • Anthropology
    • The Person of Christ
    • The Work of Christ
    • The Holy Spirit
  • Volume Two
    • Holy Scripture
    • Holy Baptism
    • The Lord’s Supper
    • The Church
    • The Ministry
    • Christian Life
    • Last Things
    • Election

Primary Loci Contributors

  • David A. Lumpp
  • John F. Johnson
  • William C. Weinrich
  • Jerrold A. Eickmann
  • Jerald C. Joersz
  • Thomas E. Manteufel
  • Daniel L. Mattson
  • Joel P. Okamoto
  • Gottfried Hoffmann
  • Henry A. Hamann
  • Howard W. Tepker
  • Samuel H. Nafzger
  • Robert A. Kolb
  • J.A.O. Preus III
  • Eugene F. Klug
  • William J. Schmelder
  • Jobst Schöne
  • Milton L. Rudnick
  • Martim C. Warth
  • Edward G. Kettner
  • Paul R. Raabe

Product Details

  • Title: Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology, vols. 1 & 2
  • Editors: Samuel H. Nafzger, John F. Johnson, David A. Lumpp, and Howard W. Tepker
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 1,261
  • Christian Group: Lutheran
  • Topic: Systematic Theology

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