Johann Gerhard had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Church Father’s and was more than willing to cite them to underscore the points he made in his Theological Commonplaces. Here he quotes Anselm, De mis. hominis, p. 50. O Jesus, for the sake of Your sweet name, do unto me according
The Lord be with you Earlier this year Concordia Publishing House released the Bryan Wolfmueller book, Has American Christianity Failed? There are two assumptions in the title: 1) there is something that can be identified as “American Christianity” and 2) there is some standard by which it can be judged.
The practical use [of “Jesus/Savior”] is consoling, and the devout ancients explain this in very sweet words. Because this name was applied to the Messiah not by human decision but by divine command, because His name is proper and uniquely His, because it includes the treasury of all the benefits
All Saints’ Day November 1 The Lord be with you The Feast of All Saints is the most comprehensive of the days of commemoration, encompassing the entire scope of that great cloud of witnesses with which we are surrounded (Hebrews 12:1). It holds before the eyes of faith that great