Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Piepkorn

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 10:32; 1 Timothy 5:19; Revelation 20:4; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 19:11,14ff; Revelation 20:5, 19; Revelation 20:4-6; 1 Corinthians 15:23; Revelation 20:1-3;


To what extent has the theology of leading churchmen manifested the confessional concern and allegiance evidenced in the statements cited above? How have they understood the term “confessionalism”? Have confessional consciousness and concern been matters of form and law rather than spirit and life? Have they taken high priority in constitutions and been argued in theolo3ical documents and debates but been neglected and taken for granted by the pastors and the laity of the church in home and congregation? How does confessional consciousness and concern compare with other factors and influences that have helped to shape the theology and life of Australian Lutheranism? These are some of the questions that prompt this study of "The Role of the Symbols in Australian Lutheranism."

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