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Compendium of Positive Theology (1877)

by Johann Wilhelm Baier


Edited by C. F. W. Walther, St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1877 (Abridged).

Reformatted for e-Sword by David Cox feb 07

The Baier/Walther Compendium served as the systematic theology textbook for the first few generations of Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod pastors. Written in Latin, it is a revised edition of a classic work by the Seventeenth Century Lutheran dogmatian Johannes Baier. This edition contains an english translation of the theses at the head of each chapter. Later editions will offer the full text of the work.


Chap. 1: On the nature and definition of theology

Chap. 2: On the principle of revealed theology, or on Sacred Scripture

Part 1

Chap. 1: On God

Chap. 2: On Creation

Chap. 3: On Angels

Chap. 4: On the image of God collected in the first creation of humans

Chap. 5: On the providence of God

Chap. 6: On eternal blessedness

Chap. 7: On death or eternal damnation

Chap. 8: On temporal death

Chap. 9: On the resurrection of the dead

Chap. 10: On the last judgment and the end of the world

Part 2

Chap. 1: On sin in general

Chap. 2: On original sin

Chap. 3: On actual sins

Part 3

Chap. 1: On the grace of God towards fallen humans, the first principle of our salvation

Chap. 2: On Christ, the principal and foundation of our salvation

Chap. 3: On faith in Christ

Chap. 4: On regeneration and conversion

Chap. 5: On justification

Chap. 6: On renewal and good works

Chap. 7: On the word of law and gospel

Chap. 8: On the sacraments in general

Chap. 9: On the sacraments of the Old Testament

Chap.10: On baptism

Chap.11: On the holy supper

Chap.12: On predestination and reprobation


Chap.13: On the church

Chap.14: On the ecclesiastical ministry

Chap.15: On the political magistrates

Chap.16: About the domestic state and society, and especially the state of marriage, parents, and



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This text was translated by Rev. Theodore Mayes and is copyrighted material, ©1996, but is free for non-commercial use or distribu tion, and especially for use on Project Wittenberg. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary.

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