Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism

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Scarecrow Press, 2001 - Religion - 420 pages
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This historical dictionary examines the development of Lutheranism from its inception in the 16th century to its place as one of the largest and most influential Protestant churches in the modern world. It covers the basic theological convictions of the Lutheran tradition and their interpretation through the centuries; eminent Lutherans from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries; the broad social and cultural impact of Lutheranism; Lutheran participation in the great religious and intellectual movements of the last four centuries; and portrayals of the members of the world-wide family of Lutheran churches. Truly a reference book for a wide audience and an informative tool for theological scholars and teachers.

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Gassmann (former director, World Council of Churches Faith & Order Commission; Fortress Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions), Duane H. Larson (former president, Wartburg Theological Seminary ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Dr. GŁnther Gassmann now teaches at the Gettysburg Seminary and was previously president of the Central Office of the United Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Germany, then associate director of the Department of Studies of the Lutheran World Federation and finally director of the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

Dr. Duane H. Larson is president of the Wartburg Theological Seminary at Dubuque.

Dr. Mark W. Oldenburg is professor of liturgics at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg.

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