lodge, lutheran chuch-missouri synod, members, congregation, secret societies, charity, deists, walther
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The history of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod reveals that the Synod grappled with the problem of lodges almost from its beginning. In the present essay the author proposes to undertake a chronological survey of the Synod's viewpoints reflected in its official meetings and publications, in books, tracts and conference essays, and so forth. The topic of doctrinal opposition to lodges will not be discussed in any detail since American Lutheranism is all but unanimous on this point. Some attention will be paid to other Lutheran denominations and to possible cultural and economic influence on the lodge practice of the Synod.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Constable, John W.
"Lodge Practice Within the Missouri Synod,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 39, Article 47.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol39/iss1/47