Paul Malte

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Repp

Scripture References in this Resource

Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18; 1 Timothy 1:5; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 13:1 ff; 1 John 4:10-12; Ephesians 4:12-16


Through involvement as an instructor in the adult confirmation process of the Missouri Synod, and being aware of the obvious openness of the American citizen to religious conversation, the writer has undertaken a study of the needs and opportunities om this area. Specifically, the research and creative activity embodied in this thesis has been worked out in the direction of materials and course outlines for the adult confirmation process. An attempt has been made to survey representative courses shaped by pastors in the Missouri Synod and popular presentations of the basic Gospel written by men of other denominations. This exploration has led to a thinking through of the primary aims of adult confirmation and an analyzation of the confirmand’s condition apposite to these goals.

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