Availability: We no longer carry this product.This was a bit of a surprise to me as I thought there were seminary courses which might still require getting the full set of this basic Dogmatics work. According to the Wayback Machine, their last record of this item still showing availability was last April, 2016. The last price shown on Wayback a year ago was $139.99. (Thankfully the other 3 volumes are still being sold individually by CPH.)
Index volume, or volume 4, is still available, one is met with the following web message:
"Whoops! Looks like something went wrong. The page may be temporarily unavailable or may no longer exist."So the only way one may still purchase this book or the full set is through Amazon (here and here) which still lists both being available to some extent. I see that Amazon still sells the Kindle version of the Index volume and that would certainly be an option for those preferring it. But there are those who prefer the print version, and it is not just older persons who prefer print. – This index is a massive work (1025 pages!) providing quick access to specific subjects, persons and Scripture references across all 3 volumes of Pieper's magnum opus. Dear God!... how precious this Index has been to me as I studied Pieper's work carefully.
It seems to me that this abandonment is a good method for the LCMS to begin the final steps to quietly, slowly, inexorably, completely get rid of the old Missouri from its teaching.
Ah, but President Harrison will protest my criticism... see my next blog series on the new CPH Walther book Pastoral Theology.