High Expectations: Understanding the ELCA's Early Years, 1988-2002

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Augsburg Fortress, 2003 - Religion - 224 pages
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Learn the unique history and key issues that have helped define the first fourteen years of the ELCA. Written by Edgar Trexler, veteran church reporter, observer, and former editor of The Lutheran, this book continues the story begun in his first volume, Anatomy of a Merger. Using church documents as key source material, Trexler provides an inside look at a young church body struggling to create its unique new identity out of the merger of three Lutheran church bodies. Includes a look ahead to what the future may hold for the ELCA.

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