Issue 03

Commentary on Romans 6:3-11

by Georg Stöckhardt
translated by Nathaniel Biebert

Stöckhardt expertly guides the reader through Paul's Greek in Romans 6:3-11. Since Christians are baptized into Christ and also into his death, they have become partakers of his redemption--redemption certainly not only from the guilt, but also from the dominion of sin. And if they are freed from the dominion of sin, then the power of sin is broken in them.

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15

by Christoph Starke
translated by Benjamin Foxen

The resurrection is the hope of all Christians. The apostle Paul preached the glorious truth of the resurrection of the dead in 1 Corinthians 15. This translation is from a commentary on the fifteenth chapter of Pauls' first letter to the Corinthians. Written by Christoph Starke, the style is accessible and scholarly.

Doctrine of Predestination (Part I)

by Nikolaus Selnecker
translated by Souksamay Phetsanghane

Nikolaus Selnecker provides a thorough systematic treatment of the Christian doctrine of predestination. This difficult article of doctrine is well-covered in a thorough question-and-answer format in this article. It answers a great number of our questions about the nature of election. This translation is published in three parts.

Transition to Translation

by Nathaniel Biebert

As you peruse this issue of Studium Excitare, you may notice that it no longer contains doctrinal articles. Starting with this issue, the writers have jointly decided to cease writing articles of a doctrinal nature, and focus the publication completely on translation. This is a very significant change. The writers therefore feel it is necessary to explain this action to their readers. They also wish to inform you, the reader, about the future of Studium Excitare.

Johann Gerhard

by Nathaniel Biebert

“Gerhard is the third (Luther, Chemnitz, Gerhard) in that series of Lutheran theologians in which there is no fourth” As a young man, the learned and talented Gerhard experience a great deal of suffering and sickness. Through it all his devotion to Christianity grew and grew. He put his prodigious talent to work for the church as a dogmatician, devotional writer, pastor, and advocate of Lutheran orthodoxy.