This is arguably Philip Melanchthon's most important work. Anyone interested in the history of the Lutheran Reformation will find that this book, the first Lutheran work of "systematic theology," is presented in a very lively, accessible English translation, with extensive, helpful footnotes that explain the people and concepts used by Melanchthon to explain the Gospel.
Clear English translation
Index of subjects and names
Extensive historical introduction by translator Dr. Christian Preus
Extensive footnotes explaining terminology, history, and theology