Conrad Emil Lindberg (1852—1930) was an influential Lutheran theologian in both Sweden and the United States. He pastored congregations in Pennsylvania and New York, and later became a professor at Augustana College where he taught a large variety of courses. He served as vice president of that same college for a time, and was also elected vice president of the Augustana Synod. Throughout his career, Lindberg served as a leader for Swedish Lutherans on the East coast of the United States and published numerous books and articles.
The present work is the most influential of Lindberg’s writings. His Christian Dogmatics and Notes on the History of Dogma is a theological textbook which summarizes the positions of Lutheran orthodoxy. Of all one-volume systematic textbooks in the United States from this era, Lindberg’s is the most scholastic. He demonstrates a strong familiarity with the nuances of seventeenth-century orthodoxy and aptly applies those truths to his own time and context. This is an ideal text for those who desire to learn more about the doctrines of orthodox Lutheranism as developed in the post-Reformation era.