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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
The attempt will therefore be made to approach Gerhardt’s hymnody with his theology and piety in mind, and to examine systematically how these elements influenced and formed his confession of Christ within his hymnody. For itis in the confession of Christ in the arms of the Virgin, upon the cross and in word and sacrament that the purity of the Gospel comes to the fore. Remarkably it is this confession of Christ which is most frequently censured, disregarded, or ignored in Gerhardt's hymnody. Ultimately his hymns will have to speak for themselves.
Krispin, Gerald, "Paul Gerhardt In Statu Confessionis A Study of Paul Gerhardt's Confession of Christ" (1987). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 22.
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