Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Phil Schroeder


If it were necessary to state a reason for this paper at this time, the reader's attention is directed to the following facts; first of all, the United States Census for 1930reported a total of 303,532 German-Russians in the population of the United States. Secondly, numerous Lutheran congregations within this country, including the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, have a membership which is solidly. Of German-Russian extraction. Thirdly, these people have drifted away from the Lutheran church, in many cases, because they were not understood.

The German-Russians and their descendants are with us to stay. They and their descendants now number more than four million. Their family heritage is little known and they have become separated from their forebears. This paper is being written to fill the gap.

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