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Paperback Lutherans in Crisis Op Book

ISBN: 0800626591

ISBN13: 9780800626594

Lutherans in Crisis Op

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The first complete account in English of the American Lutheran controversy of 1849-1867. . . Tension between a religion's heritage and its social context forms the everpresent question of group identity. In the United States, this question has been posed in a particular way for religious traditions as the tension between "Americanization"-being assimilated into social and cultural structures of the new world-and "confessional identity"-seeking to...

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Excellent Example How History Repeats Itself

The warning given in 1 Cor. 10:1-13 is rarely heeded by Christians. What God gives us in examples in history of the church are shrugged off as not applicable to a people so much more enlightened and intelligent as we, right? Get ready for the fall if you're one of these.Keeping up with the trends and culture will do one in. Gustafson here gives accurate reading of early Lutheran mistakes which are now being carried out by such as David Luecke and other Lutheran Church Growth advocates who think they can bring in foreign theologies such as CG without its substance mistakes. He points out the struggle in the nineteenth century for a Lutheran identity has parallels today in the LCMS and ELCA battles for the same. Correlation is truly amazing here. Listen to this tidbit, asking if we today here this in among Lutherans: One side wants to blend more with the American religious culture, while the other wants to remain a distinctive Lutheran witness in America to Americans.Excellent work; obtain, read and inwardly digest.
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