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Loci Communes

THE COMMON TOPICS OF THEOLOGY

When we say loci, what we are basically saying is 'Topic'. In the ancient world as they categorized thoughts, they used a method called the Loci Method, which was a categorization of topics in order of importance or material. We at the Thinking Fellows, are going through topics of theology, one at a time. We are doing this according to the Loci method, therefore we are not hitting these topics randomly. We are starting with those that are central. From there we are working through the other topics of theology in order to the most central locus.

That most central topic according to us and the Lutheran tradition is the person and work of Jesus Christ, specifically his dying and rising for our justification. Then we address all other topics of theology in view of that. How it influences and effects all other topics. The Loci is a systematic category, its a way of organizing in a way that can be organized and studied effectively. 


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Law And Gospel

By CFW Walther, Lecture Series from 1800's

Great doctrinal work in this reprint The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel. From September 12, 1884 through November 6, 1885, C.F.W. Walther delivered a series of 39 Friday evening lectures to his students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Unlike his doctrinal lectures during the school day, these lectures were intimate and informal. By them he intended not only to educate but to form pastors into seelsorgers (healers of the soul). These lectures were first published in 1895 and have become renown for their depth, sensitivity and insightfulness into the human heart. For well over a hundred years, generations of pastors have read and marveled at this classic presentation of Law and Gospel.


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Virtue in the Wasteland

EXPLORIND GODS RIGHTEOUS AND STUFF

When we say loci, what we are basically saying is 'Topic'. In the ancient world as they categorized thoughts, they used a method called the Loci Method, which was a categorization of topics in order of importance or material. We at the Thinking Fellows, are going through topics of theology, one at a time. We are doing this according to the Loci method, therefore we are not hitting these topics randomly. We are starting with those that are central. From there we are working through the other topics of theology in order to the most central locus.

That most central topic according to us and the Lutheran tradition is the person and work of Jesus Christ, specifically his dying and rising for our justification. Then we address all other topics of theology in view of that. How it influences and effects all other topics. The Loci is a systematic category, its a way of organizing in a way that can be organized and studied effectively.