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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
The scope of this paper is to attempt to show the source of the theology of the movement, "American Lutheranism." Beyond that it does not pretend to make an exhaustive study of the field or related fields. It does show two things, however: first, that crossing denominational lines for fellowship involves a compromise with your own theology, often the sacrifice of truth on your part; second, that the theology of the movement was thoroughly Reformed and not Lutheran at all as Schmucker insisted it was. The paper further does ·not purpose to criticize unjustly, either Schmucker or the movement, but to set forth plainly the objective stated; to determine the source of the theology of the movement "American Lutheranism".
Mueller, Norbert H., "An Analysis and Survey of the Theology of American Lutheranism Based Upon the Definite Platform of Samuel Simon Schmucker" (1954). Bachelor of Divinity. 418.
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