Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

Scripture References in this Resource

Galatians 2:21; Mark 2:27; Hebrews 7:27; Romans 1:17; Matthew 5:17; Galatians 3:24; Galatians 4:31; Galatians 5:1; Matthew 3:7; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 3:19; Romans 10:4; Galatians 1:6-7; Romans 3:21; Galatians 2:15-16; Ephesians 6:17; Genesis 4:8; Joshua 7:1; John 8:32; Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:15; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Romans 7:24; Galatians 5:17; Romans 7:23; Isaiah 61:1; Jeremiah 30:13; Ezekiel 37:4; Galatians 1:11


This thesis is designed to investigate the use to which Rom. 16:17-20 has been put in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, particularly within the last thirty years. At the same time this dissertation offers an objective and independent interpretation of that pericope. The purpose of the study is not merely to add one more interpretation of Rom. 16:17-20. Instead, it is an attempt to examine the passage in light of its use in the Missouri Synod in the past. Simply stated our intent has been to provide a setting for the proper use of Rom. 16:17-20 in contemporary American discussions on church fellowship in the Lutheran Church.

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