Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran church, walther, lutheran confessions, luther, germany, faith, america, saxony, st. louis, rationalistic

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Walther neither inaugurated another Reformation, nor did he supplement that of Luther. Some people in the 16th century insisted that Luther did not go far enough in reforming the church, because he refused to disturb the church by introducing changes which were not demanded by the Word of God. Luther was not an iconoclast. Neither was Walther, who had no intention of going beyond Luther, but was satisfied with being a humble disciple of the great Reformer. As such he was loyal to Luther's theology, which he gathered from Luther's writings and the Lutheran Confessions. He would also have others merely to be humble disciples of Luther.


History of Christianity

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Revelation 3:7-13; Psalm 119:106;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars