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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
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.
Sauer, Paul, "Arthur Carl Piepkorn and the Evangelical Catholic Approach to Ecuminism" (2001). Master of Sacred Theology Seminar Papers. 18.
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