Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Lewis Spitz

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

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21


This paper is written by one who is a member of the Church catholic, by one who is a Lutheran, and by one who does not necessarily make statement of dogmatic truth the exclusive property of men within the Lutheran tradition. This is said to disparage the Lutheran heritage not at all, but to indicate that one can at least be open to different systematic formulations. The point is also made to indicate to the reader that the student was conscious of his own heritage, but that at the same time both during the research and during the writing of this paper he attempted to prevent this heritage from becoming a bias. And yet the other point must also be made, namely, that the normative function of the Scriptures themselves cannot be lightly dismissed nor heedlessly ignored.

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