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Master of Divinity (M.Div)
What kind of things did our American Lutheran forefathers say about the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions? This was the initial question behind the research in this paper. How did they express what they believed about the documents? There are quite a few words that surround our expressions of fidelity to the Bible and the Confessions. We are continually in dialogue about what we are really saying when we use them. Are they adequate for our intentions? Should we retire some of them? By means of this paper we hope to discover what was said and what was meant by the formulations of early American Lutheranism.
Gillespie, Arthur, "The Scriptural and Confessional Stance of American Lutheranism 1742-1867" (1970). Master of Divinity Thesis. 82.
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