Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Carl Meyer

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 22:1-14; Romans 8:28


The main interest of this paper will be centered on the Missouri Synod. Thus there will be a close look at the Synod's Proceedings for the period involved, especially the committee reports dealing with the negotiations and the theses. Another basic source will be the periodicals of the time. The Lutheran Witness will be the basic Missouri Synod periodical source and the Lutheran Standard will be the main source for Missouri's opponents. Also the theological journal of Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, which appeared under various names (Lehre und Webre, Theological Monthly, and Concordia Theological Monthly) will be extensively used. Another source of great importance will be the personal files of some of the men involved in the negotiations which are found in the Concordia Historical Institute. The topic will be presented historically with some conclusions and questions discussed in the final chapter. The actions and debates within the other synods will only be discussed insofar as they affect the Missouri Synod. This is especially true of the other members of the Synodical Conference.

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