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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Ephesians 4:12; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Corinthians 4:1; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-5; Romans 1:12; Matthew 23:8-11; Revelation 1:6; Romans 5:2; James 5:16; 1 Peter 2:5; Mark 10:41-45; John 17:18; Deuteronomy 4:2; 1 Peter 5:3; Revelation 7:2;
The present study is born out of the conviction that, humanly speaking, the future of the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, and that of any Christian body for that matter, lies in a vitally active laity. It is also born out of a bit of experience that has seen what laymen can do when properly stimulated and guided. The study is made also in the belief that the clergy themselves to a large extent hold the key to a genuinely active laity and that they can be a tremendous influence either positively or negatively.
Becker, Norbert, "An Analysis of Clericalim in some Philippine Church Bodies as an Obstacle to Lay Activty in the Lutheran Church in the Philippines" (1965). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 295.
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