luther, apostolic succession, ministry, priesthood, apostolicity, baptize, believers, ordination, preaching, episcopacy, melanchthon
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The author presents an historical survey of the Lutheran view of the ministry, with special emphasis on The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and concludes that the historic episcopate does not exist jure divino, and that fidelity to the apostolic Word is essential, not fidelity to apostolic succession.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
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Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Meyer, Carl S.
"Apostolicity and Ministry: A Lutheran View,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 43, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol43/iss1/8