Concordia Theological Monthly

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creed, faith, confessions, symbols, doctrine, catholic, christian, worship

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The following outline was given to the faculty of Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Oct. 9, 1959, as a guide for discussions of the functions served by confessional statements. In this presentation the writer did not attempt to give a complete historical survey of confessions, or to treat the most important confessions and statements, but to concentrate on the study of functions. Selections were made to show a variety of functions. Explanatory notes have been added for the orientation of the reader.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

Matthew 16:16; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Hebrews 4:14; 1 John 4:15; 1 John 5:5; Acts 8:37; Romans 1:3; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:8; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Timothy 6:13; 2 Timothy 4:1; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:13;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars