Concordia Theological Monthly

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Synodical Address-1848

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synodical address 1848, brother to brother, congregations, lutheran, missouri synod, walther

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


(The 1848 Synodical Address of C. F. Walther, which is presented here in translation, clearly sets forth his views on the relationship between the congregations and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Dr. Walther's views were repeated almost verbatim in a "Brother to Brother" (Mein theurer Herr Amtsbruder} letter of Jan. 12, 1875, in which he assured the congregations of their freedom to accept or reject synodical resolutions, and then pleaded with them to "freely" accept a synodical resolution that called for a building fund collection for new construction at three synodical schools.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Peter 5:1-3; 1 Timothy 5:1-2; 1 Peter 4:11; 2 Timothy 4:2;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars