Concordia Theological Monthly

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What is Unionism?

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lutheran, pulpit fellowship, unionism, confessional, christian, creeds

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


A question which has been rife in the Lutheran Church for a hundred years; a question which is easily the most important, affecting the inner life as also the outward relations to one another of the American Lutheran bodies; a question upon the answer of which, in the opinion of many, depends the future alignment of the various Lutheran synods and federated bodies in the United States. It may also be phrased: What is church-fellowship? or thus: What is the practical application of the confessional principle? Possibly, with a modernistic touch: Why creeds, if any?


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

Titus 11:23-28; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; Romans 16:17-18; Matthew 7:15-20; Luke 24:48; 2 John 1:9-11; 1 Peter 4:11; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:9; Luke 11:35;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars