Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

George Hoyer

Scripture References in this Resource

Proverbs 8:32b; 1 Kings 10:8; Deuteronomy 33:29; Ecclesiastes 10:17; Genesis 30:13; Isaiah 31:9; Isaiah 32:20; Job 5:17; Proverbs 14:21; Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 29:18; Proverbs 3:13; Proverbs 3:18b; Proverbs 31:28; Psalm 1:1; Psalm 128:2; Psalm 144:15; Psalm 2:12


This thesis is intended to be a practical study of two closely related problems involved in the use of the baptismal rite of the Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America as it is found in The Lutheran Agenda, the conference's official guide to rites other than those most directly associated with the celebration of the Eucharist or with the observance of Matins and Vespers. The first quest i on to be studied is, “What does the rite itself mean?" The second question is, “How best may baptism be administered in an edifying manner in the congregations of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod?"

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