Date of Award
Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Colossians 1:19; John 14:9; John 10:30; 2 Corinthians 5:19; John 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 6:63; John 1:33; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:28
Our objective is to portray the Real Presence under three aspects, namely Christology, Salvation for the individual, and the Function in the Church. As such it is a systematic endeavor to clarify the relation of the Real Presence to each of these areas. The two latter are necessarily dependent on the first. However, we are also limited in a historical sense, in that our study is primarily an analysis of these three relations as presented by the theologians we are investigating, Hermann Sasse, Leiv Aalen, and Tom Hardt. We do not, therefore, intend to give an independent and original contribution to the study of Luther or Lutheranism on the Real Presence in the Lord's Supper. Nevertheless, Sasse, Aalen, and Hardt may all be characterized as conservative, confessional Lutherans, and therefor e our survey may also contribute to an understanding of Lutheranism.
Hoaas, Geir, "The Real Presence in the Lord's Supper A Comparative Study of Hermann Sasse, Leiv Aalen, and Tom Hardt" (1975). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 390.
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