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Book Of The Month For March 2017: Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

Book Of The Month For March 2017:  Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity

by Alvin J. Schmidt

2017 / Paperback / 340 Pages / Adult

Lutheran theology survived the last five hundred years. But will it survive the next?


Since the time Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Lutheran theology has survived centuries of political, religious, and societal pressures that challenged its foundational teachings.

But the question remains: Do Lutherans today understand their theological heritage well enough to maintain and defend their unique beliefs when outside pressures dismiss them as irrelevant to modern-day Christianity?

A Look Inside

Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity sets forth more than twenty important practices, doctrines, and beliefs that distinguish Lutheranism from all other denominations. Topics include:

Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, and Solus Christus
The Dichotomy of Law and Gospel
Christ’s Presence in the Lord’s Supper
Luther’s Unique Insight on the Theology of the Cross
Engaging and insightful for both layperson and pastor, Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity will deepen your understanding of Lutheran theology and its rich historical traditions so you can confidently answer the question, “What do Lutherans believe?”



About the Author:
Alvin J. Schmidt (PhD, University of Nebraska) retired in 1999 as professor of sociology at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he still lives. He is the author of several books, including The Great Divide: The Failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West, and served as a consulting editor for Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult.
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