Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

William Polack

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

Romans 8:22-23; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 7:31; Romans 3:28; Romans 14:7; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Galatians 2:19; Romans 8:7-8; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:6; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 3:21; Romans 7:21-23; 2 Corinthians 4:16; Romans 1:19-25; Ecclesiastes 12:8;


I have restricted the scope of this treatise to the developments of that part of our Common Service which is commonly known as the Service of the Word, in the Ancient, Medieval, and Reformation Periods, beginning with the Scriptural sources of those rubrics, and ending with illustrations of practices as given in the Lutheran Kirchenordnungen of the 16th century. Later references are more incidental. Furthermore, the ceremonial of the Common Service also lies beyond the scope of this essay, as also the hymnology of the Lutheran Church is a field for itself.

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