Fred Precht

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Piepkorn

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6; Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:9-10; Deuteronomy 6:7; 20; Numbers 18:7; Isaiah 43:20-21; Exodus 19:6; Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:18; Malachi 3:17; Philippians 3:5; Galatians 1:14; Acts 7:19; Acts 13:16; Acts 15:14; Acts 18:10; Romans 9:25 ff; Hebrews 4:9; Galatians J:26


It is the task of this paper to trace the history and development of this universal priesthood as it is reflected in Christian hymnody and, to a certain degree, in the related liturgical materials and practices. In the pursuit of this task it has been our method, at least with respect to the hymnody, to take especial note of certain expressions and key words which express the concepts of sacrifice and priestly functions such as offer, bring, sacrifice, gift, altar, victim. Not dismissed were also such corporate expressions as "we" and its cognates.

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