Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Phil Pikroeder

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

Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 5:11-13; Acts 14:22b; Acts 2:1; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:12; Acts 4:23-37; Genesis 9:24-27; Hebrews 11:23-28; John 16:8-11; Luke 8:43-56; Matthew 11:6; Matthew 16:24,25; Matthew 4:4; Romans 3:20;


If one were to ask a sample number of active Lutherans today, I feel that most of them would not be able to answer the question, "What is the Protestant Conference?" While discussing what the Protestant Conference is, other questions would also be raised such as: What did the Conference discuss in early meetings? Where did they meet? What type of organization, if any, did they strive to have? What insights into their theology can we gain? Who were some of the men that wrote and contributed to Protestant scholarship and theology? And many more questions could be raised.

This paper will strive to answer some of these questions. Since there is very little written on this subject and since official Synodical publications are mute on these matters, we must turn to the internal evidence and record as published in the Faith-Life periodical. In this paper I will not deal with the setting from Synod, nor with the records after1932, nor with the theological implications as were evidenced at that time. I intend to write as analysis of the history of the Protestant Conference from 1927-1932, as found in the Faith-Life periodical publication.

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