missouri synod, free conferences, doctrinal agreement, lutheran, norwegian, allwardt, faith, analogia fidei
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The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has been charged many times with practicing separatism, and this in almost every phase of its history. The church historian Guericke even judged the Saxon emigration to be a movement of such a nature. One fact which refutes this accusation is that from the very beginning Missouri was eager to hold so-called free conferences, the ultimate goal of which was the establishing of doctrinal unity and possibly of church fellowship.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Flor, Martin W.
"The Free Conferences of 1903-1906 and the Concept of Analogia Fidei,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 40, Article 19.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol40/iss1/19