Grapho : Concordia Seminary Student Journal

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formula of concord, norwegian synod, confessional, lutheran symbols, lutheran, augsburg confessions, fellowship, missouri synod

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In its report, Church Relations in the 21st Century,1 the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) addresses many of the challenges faced by the Missouri Synod as she enters a new era of global interconnection and is consequently confronted with a variety of church bodies near and far who seek support from, cooperation with, and even altar-and-pulpit fellowship with her. In this report, the CTCR helpfully points out that the differing histories of other church bodies around the world have caused their assumptions regarding ecumenical relationships to differ from those of the Missouri Synod, which were themselves shaped by her own history and the broader history of Lutheranism in America. In light of those differing assumptions, the CTCR puts forward the following proposal on how to approach the question of confessional agreement with other church bodies who seek fellowship with the Missouri Synod


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars

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C.F.W. Walther,