Compendium of Positive Theology
by Johann Wilhelm Baier (1647-1695)
Edited by C. F. W. Walther, St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1877 (Abridged).
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. Continue reading