Roy Sueflow

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

William Polack

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 10:34; Luke 22:36


It will be, therefore, one of the main objects of this paper to study and record the different contacts which the Missouri Synod made with the Buffalo Synod, to enable others after us to read the facts step by step, and to form their own opinion of the matter if they wish to do so. Then it is also an object of this dissertation to investigate how the interaction between these two synods resulted in the growth of the Missouri Synod, but in the decline of Buffalo, what caused the Buffalo Synod to lag behind the Missouri Synod in growth to the extent to which it did, and what enabled the Missouri Synod to get into territory which had already been, at least partly, occupied by the Buffalo Synod and to take over congregations of the Buffalo Synod in such territory.

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