Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Piepkorn

Scripture References in this Resource

Genesis 1:31; Psalm 92:15; James 1:17; 1 John 3:4; Romans 3:23-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Romans 2:4; Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:18-20; Romans 2:15; Romans 1:21; Matthew 6:25; Matthew 6:8; Ephesians 4:18; Hebrews 11:3; Acts 17:23; John 14:6; John 5:25; John 5:16-47; Acts 17:27; Galatians 4:8; John 17:3; Hebrews 11:2; Romans 1:28; Psalm 103:19-22


It has been repeatedly said that Lutheran theology has tended to neglect the First Article of the Creed. This thesis is an attempt to do some exploratory study in the First Article. The specific concern of this thesis is the goodness of creation and the natural knowledge of the goodness of God.

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