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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Matthew 18:3; John 3:7; Romans 10:13; Luke 18:13; Revelation 22:17; John 1:12; Revelation 3:20; Acts 16:4; Romans 10:9; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 28:20; Philippians 3:9; Ephesians 2:5; Romans 1: 17
The broad aim of the author was therefore to prepare a comprehensive summary of Graham's theology of conversion and to offer a comparative and critical analysis of it in the light of the Lutheran Confessions. The aim was not to deal specifically with the obvious question of the sacraments and their serious omission from his theology. In any case, the study was to be based only on Graham's own published writings, and they hardly refer to the sacraments. The more specific goal within the broader context that had to be considered was to discover and come to grips with the central principles at the heart of Graham's teachings, and then to relate these to the central doctrines and the material principle of Lutheran theology. This purpose was in line with the recommendation of the author's Church to its pastors, namely to study "the theological issues involved … and to instruct their congregations clearly on the difference between the Lutheran Church and evangelistic campaigners in the understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.,,
Stoll, Wilhelm, "Billy Graham’s Theology of Conversion in the Light of the Lutheran Confessions" (1980). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 555.
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