Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Thomas Manteufel

Scripture References in this Resource

Romans 1:17; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 1 John 5:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 1:24; Galatians 3:14; Galatians 5:3; Galatians 5:6; John 13:15; Luke 17:10; Matthew 9:2; Romans 1:7; Romans 10:9; Romans 3:22; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:5-7; Romans 5:18; Romans 5:18-19; Romans 7:17; Romans 7:7, 23


A critical evaluation of this topic is practical today for a variety of reasons. Many Lutherans today earnestly desire a consensus on the gospel with the Roman Catholic Church. This desire is often misdirected by a lack of crucial information on the respective Lutheran and Roman Catholic teachings on justification today. The responsible pastor must provide the doctrinal information that is lacking. A restatement of the Roman Catholic position of Trent by the Lutheran pastor will not usually satisfy the questions of those who have witnessed what appear to be basic changes in the Roman Catholic Church in our generation.

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