Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran church, america, lutheranism, seminary, swedes, colonists, germany, hudson, wentz

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Abdel Ross Wentz, the author of this book, may be regarded as the dean of historians of the Lutheran Church in America. Among the significant contributions to the history of Lutheranism in this country is his Lutheran Church in America History, the precursor of the present volume. His History of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Maryland and The Beginnings of the German Element in York County, Pennsylvania, have set a pattern for other historians, demonstrating the kind of work that must be done elsewhere before a final and comprehensive history of Lutheranism can be written. The same may be said for his interesting History of the Gettysburg Theological Seminary, parts of which every Lutheran school boy should know.


History of Christianity

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars