The Columbus Theological Magazine Vol. 1, Matthias Loy, Editor

Volume 1 includes “The Formula Of Concord On Predestination”, “Concerning The Election To Eternal Life by Conrad Dietrich”, “Election in Foresight of Faith”, and many other articles."

“The doctrine which has been taught in the Lutheran Church during these three centuries has been established by the Scriptures, and defended against all foes, to the satisfaction of a host of eminent theologians whose linguistic learning and whose logical acumen have not been surpassed in any church or in any age. They sifted evidence closely; they thought upon the subject profoundly; they defended their doctrine triumphantly. They were not ignorant of the objections which could be urged against them. These objections were examined and refuted.” — Matthias Loy, ed.

Special Collection

The Columbus Theological Magazine is one of the specially restored collections of the Lutheran Library.

Focus of Volume 1

Has the Lord declared the whole world righteous? The answer to this question shapes one’s deep understanding of the gospel.

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Vol. 1 No. 1. February
Introductory — the Burning QuestionMatthias Loy (editor)
Missouri RetractionsMatthias Loy (editor)
The Divinity Of Christ In The Old TestamentGeorge Henry Schodde
You should let the Word stand!Conrad Herman Louis Schuette
Predestination. Compendium Theologiae Positivae by J G BaieriC A Frank, tr.
Vol. 1 No. 1. April
The Formula Of Concord On PredestinationMatthias Loy (editor)
The Ultimate Ground Of SalvationMatthias Loy (editor)
The Status Controversiae As Formulated By Dr. WaltherConrad Herman Louis Schuette
Concerning The Election To Eternal Life. Conrad Dietrich (1613)George Henry Schodde
Vol. 1 No. 1. June
The Formula Of Concord On Predestination (conclusion)Matthias Loy (editor)
Missouri On The DefensiveMatthias Loy (editor)
To Fight Back - Zur WehreAn Old Lutheran.
The Status Controversiae and E. W. K. (An Open Letter.)Conrad Herman Louis Schuette.
The St. Louis MonthlyFrederick William Stellhorn
Vol. 1 No. 1. August
Missouri Election Subversive of the Universality of GraceMatthias Loy (editor)
Why Is Election Particular?Matthias Loy (editor)
Why So Angry And False?Veritas
Romans 8:28-30Frederick William Stellhorn
Is Election Absolute, Or In View Of Faith? (1691)H G Masius (1691).
Vol. 1 No. 1. October
Election And Justification.Matthias Loy (editor)
The Lutheran Doctrine of Election: Its Scriptural Evidence And Proof (Part 1)P Eirich
Rom. 8:28-30Frederick William Stellhorn
Election In Foresight Of Faith.Matthias Loy (editor)
Vol. 1 No. 1. December
The Necessity Of Faith To Salvation.Matthias Loy (editor)
The Lutheran Doctrine Of Election: Its Scriptural Evidence And Proof (Part 2)P Eirich
What, According To The Missourians, Is The Cause Of Election?Frederick William Stellhorn

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2023
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Matthias Loy
Matthias Loy

President of the Joint Synod of Ohio, the Columbus Seminary and Capital University, and edited the Lutheran Standard and the Columbus Theological Magazine. In 1881 he withdrew the Joint Synod from the Synodical Conference as a result of Walther’s teaching about predestination.