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There is some discussion in various parts of Synod regarding our formula of absolution.
Let us say at the outset that the wording of any such formula belongs in the field of things indifferent, so long as the doctrine of the Office of the Keys is maintained. For that reason we can and do have more than one formula, namely, the Declaration of Grace, p. 6, The Lutheran Hymnal, and the Absolution, p. 16 and p. 48, The Lutheran Hymnal.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Polack, W. G.
"With Reference to the Formula of Absolution,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 19, Article 52.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol19/iss1/52