Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Charles Arand


As the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is confronted once again with 'church questions' it is perhaps time to rediscover the writings of one from our own past. Piepkorn would remind us that one of the joys of being a part of the church catholic is the recognition that the events of our present day are in no way unique within the history of the church; as such our theological enterprise not only need not start from scratch, but should not. How then might Piepkorn's writings shape our understanding of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod and her relationship to the 'one, holy, catholic, apostolic church?' What does the Piepkorn legacy have to offer the church today? To answer these questions one must first seek to ascertain what the nature of Piepkorn's legacy is.

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