Concordia Theological Monthly

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life insurance, usury, missouri synod, school, american, christian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In addition to a fervent zeal for home missions, the history of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I was marked by two dominant characteristics. The first was a vigorous theological conservatism which led it to resist any compromise in the historic Lutheran confessional position. The second. characteristic, shared with other ethnic groups, was a continued isolation, from American linguistic, economic, and. social pattens. These characteristics were intensified because the majority of the Synod's membership was rural. During the same period most of the other American churches were moving in the opposite direction.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Romans 12:2; Titus 2:11-12; Colossians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Matthew 14:6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars