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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Isaiah 6: 1-7; Matthew 4: 17; Matthew 6: 12; John 20: 19-23; Psalm 50:23; 1 Corinthians 11:28; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; Mark 11:24; Psalm 50:23; Luke 5: 1-11; Isaiah 5: 16; 1 Timothy 2: 1-2; Isaiah 1:6; Malachi 1:11b; Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2; Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 6: 14-15; 1 Corinthians 16:20; Matthew 6: 14-15
Luther's theology of worthy preparation for the Lord's Supper will play a central role. Confession and absolution along with discernment of Christ's Body and Blood are clearly the main focus of Luther's understanding of such preparation. This study inquires into the actual inclusion of confession and absolution in the rites, particularly the Formula Missae and its words about the Pax Domini. From these words, observations will be made also for the role of the Lord's Prayer in the liturgy. Thus, this study seeks to answer two questions: Is General Confession and Absolution a part of Luther's liturgies? Why or why not?
Torkelson, Daniel, "General Confession and Absolution in Luther's Reform of the Canon of the Mass" (1997). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 74.
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