Concordia Theological Monthly

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national, culture, christian life, social, art, lutheran, political, faith, barth

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


As one considers the cultural complex of America today, there are a number of questions which might present themselves to the Christian living under the Word. What are the values which underlie our national culture, and is there any sense in which these are being absolutized today in some kind of Messianism? Can one say that the Christian churches in America, or the Lutheran Church, have profoundly shaped our culture, or have the churches themselves been thoroughly shaped by the culture? In view of the loss or muffling of a dynamic Christian witness in many of the American denominations, what can one say about the opposition of the Lutheran bodies in America to the disintegrating, secularizing forces at work in local and national communities?


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Romans 12:2;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars