Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

August Sueflow

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

1 John 2:18; 1 John 1: 1-4; 1 John 2: 19; 1 John 2: 26; 1 John 2:22; 1 John 4:2-3; 1 John 5: 13; 1 Peter 2: 1ff; 1 Timothy 4: 1ff; 2 John 7; 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-12; Mark 13:6, 21ff; Proverbs 3: 5; Revelation 13: 4ff;


In this study, then, we will concentrate on three main witnesses: that of the Scriptures, that of sixteenth century Lutherans (with special emphasis on Luther), and that of the Missouri Synod. Each will be dealt with thoroughly in separate sections. The stance taken will be presented, and also the historical circumstances that brought about that stance at that particular time. Stances and the reasons for them will be compared and, finally, the practical implications of differing stances will be discussed.

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