Johann Gerhard: Erklährung der Historien des Leidens vnnd Sterbens vnsers HErrn Christi Jesu nach den vier Evangelisten (1611)

Critically edited, annotated and endued with an afterword by Johann Anselm Steiger.
Umschlagfoto
2002
DeP I,6
510 p., 3 ill., 15,7 x 20,9 cm.
Cloth-bound
German
ISBN 978-3-7728-1960-5
Available
Single price:
€ 128.–

Together with Volume 7, this volume contains Gerhard’s early homiletic work, making milestones in the history of Lutheran homiletics and the rhetorica sacra accessible once again. Volume 6 contains a series of sermons on the passion of Christ which had strong influence on subsequent preachers and on the meditations on the passion in Lutheran orthodoxy. The critical text is accompanied by a text-critical apparatus and an apparatus of annotations. The appendix contains indexes (names, biblical passages). The afterword describes Gerhard’s significance in the history of Lutheran sermons on the passion of Christ.

Reviews

Martti Vaahtoranta, Pietismus und Neuzeit

Es ist schwer, die richtigen Worte für die wissenschaftliche Bedeutung der neuen Edition in der Serie ›Doctrina et Pietas‹ zu finden. Es ist sehr zu wünschen, dass diese Arbeit auch unter den jetzigen schwierigen wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen fortgesetzt wird.

Martti Vaahtoranta,
Pietismus und Neuzeit
Armin Wenz, Logia

Steiger has to be praised for his effort to make this great work of John Gerhard accessible in a time when Christ's passion is contemplated even in the cinemas of the world.

Armin Wenz,
Logia
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