Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Richard Caemmerer

Scripture References in this Resource

John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 14:27-28; Acts 2:16; Acts 10:43; Romans 1:2; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Acts 10:43; John 8:31-36; Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 12:41-44


What is good Lutheran preaching? What are its components? The quest for successful proclamation of divinely revealed truth which enables men to apprehend it must be a humble prayer on the part of the preacher to God to make the ways of grace apprehensible. While the full answer to this quest will never be known this side of Judgment Day, some facets of the answer appear to have been given by God to His faithful heralds and need to be searched out. This paper is such a quest. It proposes to investigate, analyze and evaluate the relationship between the message, form, function, and language of Lutheran preaching in America and the communication systems involved for apprehending revealed truth.

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