In this work on Faith Atkinson contrasts biblical faith against the “law of works”. He focuses on faith in Jesus Christ, the author of faith, and examines various aspects of this faith, (prepositions used with “faith”, verbs, governing nouns), and finally the duty of the believer to have faith or believe.
The Baier/Walther Compendium of Positive Theology 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.