Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Sauer

Scripture References in this Resource

Daniel 9:27; Romans 3:25; Psalm 51:16f; 1 Corinthians 1:11


It therefore became apparent that it would be worthwhile to investigate the hermeneutical principles of the seventeenth-century Lutherans, and to discover what principles they employed in their commentaries and dogmatics. The aim of this investigation, then, is to discover these principles and to evaluate their validity. The questions that naturally arises are such as these: Are the methods of the Old Lutherans consistent? Are they still valid today? Is the Bible used as little more than a source of proof-texts? Did the dogmaticians of that period go too far in seeing Christian doctrines in the Old Testament? Did they make any significant contributions that have been overlooked? It is the aim of this study to attempt to answer these questions.

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