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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
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The years in which events occurred that culminated in the establishment of the Synodical Conference were some of the most significant years in the history of Lutheranism in America. Mighty forces were at work in those days, forces that affected all Lutheran synods in this country, forces that led to warm synodical friendships and bitter synodical hostilities. In this study some of these forces are examined as they affected the six synods that formed the Synodical Conference and also certain synods that did not align themselves with the Conference. The background and general emphasis of each of these groups are examined briefly in a general way and then the interplay of forces, trends, and synods as they were operative until the establishment of the Synodical Conference in 1872 are recounted and examined.
Uhlig, Walter, "The Origin of the Synodical Conferences" (1965). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 334.
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