Law, Gospel, and the Two Testaments (Melanchthon)

Philip Melanchthon's Commonplaces (Loci Communes) was first published in 1521 - relatively early in the Reformation. Commonplaces is something like a systematic theology in that it covers the basic teachings of the Christian faith as found in Scripture (e.g. God, Trinity, sin, law, gospel, faith, predestination, the sacraments, etc.). Martin Luther couldn't speak highly enough… Continue reading Law, Gospel, and the Two Testaments (Melanchthon)

The Gospel is Sprinkled Throughout Scripture (Melanchthon)

Philip Melanchthon's Loci Communes Theologici (Fundamental Theological Themes) was published early on in the Reformation - in 1521 when Melanchthon was only 24 years old. Melanchthon's Loci is something of a summary of the main Christian themes in Scripture. Martin Luther hailed the Loci more than once and said it should be included in the… Continue reading The Gospel is Sprinkled Throughout Scripture (Melanchthon)