Concordia Theological Monthly

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


0ne of the least-known chapters in the history of the Lutheran Reformation is the story of the eventual fate of Lutheranism in central Europe. In the last half of the 16th century large portions of what today is known as Czechoslovakia were almost solidly Lutheran. Today few vestiges of Lutheranism remain except in Slovakia, where about 20 percent of the population calls itself Lutheran. The explanation of this loss is provided in this issue by Dr. Marianka Fousek of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Her account makes available a considerable amount of material that is otherwise inaccessible. The story of the fate of Lutheranism in central Europe is more than an account of historical interest; it is also a chapter in the history of interconfessional relations that all churches might be well-advised to study today.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars