Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

John Klotz

Scripture References in this Resource

Acts 17:25-28; 1 Timothy 2:4; Romans 3:20; Romans 7:7; Romans 1:21; John 1:9; Matthew 7:12; Romans 6:14; Romans 8:2; Romans 13:5; 1 Peter 2:13-14; Psalm 2:6


As I write, I have in mind the pastors and lay leaders of the nine Lutheran Churches of India. The topics treated in this thesis will be useful for group discussions in congregations so that the people and the pastors will realize the heritage of the Lutheran Church. How the five doctrines chosen are crucial in facing the specific problems and opportunities the church in India is facing will be shown in each chapter. In evaluating the contribution of Lutheran theology, the doctrines promulgated by the Second Vatican Council and some Roman Catholic scholars will, when relevant, be referred to.

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