Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource

2 Peter 3:18; John 5:39; Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 2:14-15; Psalm 19:1; Acts 17:16-34; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; 14; Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 4:1; Acts 26:13-18; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 44:6; Exodus 20:3; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 14:1; John 15:26; John 4:7-26; 2 Peter 3:8; Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 32:1-4; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 90:1-2; Proverbs 15:3; Isaiah 6:3; Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 55:6-11; Malachi 3:6; Genesis 17:1b; 1 John 4:8; John 3:16; Psalm 118:8; Psalm 115:1-9; Psalm 145:8-9


This thesis contains a proposed course of instruction in the Word of God for catechumens of the Lutheran Church. It presents the Old Testament as a self-contained unit of study primarily for pupils twelve to fourteen years old. Ultimately, the course is designed to include the New Testament as the basis for a second year of study. The aim of the course is to help the student understand and apply the basic teachings of the Christian faith. The Bible is used as the source-book, and Martin Luther's Small Catechism is used as a supplement to guide the pupil toward a systematic understanding of what is studied in the Bible.

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