Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Otto Sohn


The purpose of this thesis is to survey the problem of alcoholism in the light of present-day developments in an effort to determine the role the Lutheran pastor may play in effectively dealing with the alcoholics with whom his ministry brings him into contact. It is becoming increasingly evident that one of the greatest needs of the minister is a definition of his role in this problem--a clear picture of where he is needed and in what areas he can serve most effectively. There is little doubt that the parish pastor will have opportunities to deal with alcoholics since such occasions will be thrust upon him quite often, whether he is prepared for them or not . But the question is how will he handle such situations and will he be able to deal constructively with them? This research was undertaken to find suitable answers to these questions.

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