Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

George Hoyer

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4:30; Romans 4:11; Ezekiel 9:4; Revelation 7:4; Romans 12:11; Leviticus 2:13; Numbers 18:19; 2 Chronicles 13:5; Ezekiel 43:24; Ezekiel 36:25-29a; Leviticus 26:9; Matthew 11:25-30; Mark 9:29; Matthew 17:21; Isaiah 52:2b-7; Psalm 34:11; Colossians 3:9b; Romans 10:18; Ezekiel 1:10; Matthew 1:1-21; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 1:1-17; John 1:1-14A; Mark 7:31ff


This thesis is intended to be a practical study of two closely related problems involved in the use of the baptismal rite of the Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America as it is found in The Lutheran Agenda, the conference's official guide to rites other than those most directly associated with the celebration of the Eucharist or with the observance of Matins and Vespers. The first quest i on to be studied is, “What does the rite itself mean?" The second question is, “How best may baptism be administered in an edifying manner in the congregations of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod?"

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