Authority Vested Paperback
Story of Identity and Change in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
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Recounting first the history of the denomination, from its beginnings in Saxony in 1847 to its growth into a modern ecclesial institution with 2.6 million members, Mary Todd describes how this ethnic church has retained its identity as a conservative enclave amid a dizzying array of Lutheran church mergers. Yet this identity has not gone unchallenged, and it remains at the root of internal political struggles that mark the synods twentieth-century history. Todd shows that in order to retain their theology amid profound historical change, the church has had to continually refine its understanding of authority, thereby fundamentally redefining its own historical identity as a confessional Lutheran congregation.
Foreword by Martin E. Marty
Authority Vested by Todd was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in July 2000. The ISBN for Authority Vested is 9780802844576.
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|Page last updated||14th July 2017|
|Author / Artist||Todd|
|Publisher||Eerdmans Publishing Company (July 2000)|
|Number of Pages||356|