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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
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Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 2:5, 9; Romans 1:17; 1 Peter 2:13-17; 1 Peter 2:18-20; 1 Peter 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Matthew 19:16-22; 1 Corinthians 12:14-26; Matthew .5:16;
This paper will, from the Lutheran perspective, address the imbalance that occurs when the priesthood of all believers is exalted at the expense of the clergy, specifically when what God has given the laity to do is made to be the same as what God has given the clergy to do, i.e., the tasks of the office of the Ministry. Applying pertinent writings of Luther, this paper will attempt to exalt both the laity and the clergy by emphasizing the distinctiveness of what each has been given by God to do.
Quinn, Daniel, ""What is a Christian to do: A Study of Christian Service From Pertinent Writings of Dr. Martin Luther in Light of Recent Developments in the Church"" (1998). Master of Sacred Theology Seminar Papers. 17.
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