Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Rehwinkel

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 8:9; Matthew 22:21; John 8:5-6; John 8:11; Matthew 20:28; Matthew 9:36; Matthew 17:24-27; John 3:16; Matthew 11:28; 2 Timothy 3:12;


We believe that when Christian congregations make a distinction among people because of race and bypass Negroes in their program of saving souls a problem of moral theology is involved. Dr. o. P. Kretzmann, president of Valparaiso University, once offered the following steps to aid in solving a problem in moral theology, namely, first, there must be a hard cool appraisal of the situation as it is; secondly, we must turn to the New Testament and look at the divine will; thirdly, we must take the situation and the divine will and bring them together. In this paper we propose to concentrate on the first step, to answer the questions: "What is the real situation? What have been and what are the attitudes and policies of The Lutheran Church Toward the Negro?"

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