Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Piepkorn

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

1 Timothy 1:19; 1 Timothy 1:4; 1 Timothy 1:6; 1 Timothy 1:9; 1 Timothy 3:6; 1 Timothy 4:7; 1 Timothy 6:20-21; 1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Chronicles 13:22; 2 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 2:1; 2 Peter 3:3; 2 Timothy 2:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:1-4:8; 2 Timothy 4:4; Acts 6:9; Hebrews 12:16; Romans 9:6; Titus 1:14; Titus 3:9;


The purpose of this thesis is to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of sacred Scriptures and revelation, and of the development or the view of sacred Scriptures and revelation dominant in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod through a study of the hermeneutical principles of Johann Christian Konrad von Hofmann with special reference to his influence on Georg Stoeckhardt. These two men have been selected for study not only because of the teacher-student relationship which existed between them but also because both men were giants of conservative confessional Lutheran scholarship and both have exerted an enduring influence, the former on Lutheranism in Germany, the latter on the theology of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

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