private confession, absolution, pastoral, lutheran, counseling, ministry, sins, forgiveness, liturgical
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The Commission on Worship and Spiritual Life of the Lutheran World Federation at its meeting in Hanover (March-April 1967) decided to summarize its general discussion on absolution and to use it as a basis for further research. At the same time the commission wanted to develop a questionnaire on the basis of its discussion and send it to several experts. Those experts were expected to be particularly well-trained theologians as well as people experienced in hearing private confessions and in pastoral counseling. The commission sought reactions to four specific questions.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"The Ministry of Absolution,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 41, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol41/iss1/10