Adolf Hoenecke (1835-1908) is one of America's foremost Lutheran theologians. His examination of doctrine and practice always begins in Scripture. This is an English translation from the author's original German. Volume 1 studies the nature, development, and task of prolegomena. Topics addressed in prolegomena include Religion, Theology, Dogmatics (including the history of Lutheran dogmatics), and Sacred Scripture as the source and basis of religion, theology, and dogmatics (inspiration, properties of Scripture, canon, articles of faith, symbolical books). Included in this volume are an outline for all four volumes, indexes, and a translator's foreword. Hardcover, Size is 6x9 inches, 577 Pages. Published 2009.