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In 1879 Dr. Walther delivered a long essay to Iowa Lutheran congregations who were reluctant to join the Synod because they feared the Synod would arrogate to itself excessive authority over them. With extensive citations from Scripture, Luther, the Lutheran Confessions, and the Lutheran fathers, Walther developed his concept of the proper relationship between Synod and congregations.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Walther, C. F. and Krugler (Translator), Arnold
"Documentation: Authority in the Church,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 44, Article 35.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol44/iss1/35