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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lutherans and Lutheranism
Lutheranism was introduced into Poland during the reign of
For the history of Lutheranism in Europe consult the bibliographies under the religious history of the various countries.
Lutheran Church in the U. (New York, 1893) in American Church History Series, IV (with extensive bibliog.); WOLF, The Lutherans in America (New York, 1889).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09458a.htm   (3008 words)

  Lutherans - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LUTHERANS, the general title given to those Christians who have adopted the principles of Martin Luther in his opposition to the Roman Church, to the followers of Calvin, and to the sectaries of the times of the Reformation.
The university of Jena, led by Matthias Flacius, was the headquarters of the stricter Lutherans, while Wittenberg and Leipzig were the centres of the Philippists or followers of Melanchthon.
This Book of Concord was accepted by the Lutheran churches of Sweden and of Hungary in 1593 and 1597; but it was rejected by the Lutheran churches of Denmark, of Hesse, of Anhalt, of Pomerania and of several of the imperial cities.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Lutherans   (2767 words)

 Lutherans in 19th and 20th Century Indiana
The majority of the German Lutherans who migrated to the American Colonies settled in Pennsylvania, although there were significant numbers who found their way to South Carolina, New Jersey and Delaware.
Hoyt explained that one man thought Lutherans were "a set of Dutch who have no religion but to christen their children and take the sacraments." Lutherans were so scattered in some areas that they simply joined other churches.
Paul's Lutheran School in Indianapolis was especially designed to serve the needs of the new German immigrants to Indianapolis as were Lutheran schools in other urban areas that attracted German immigration.
www.connerprairie.org /historyonline/lutherans.html   (2445 words)

 Pilgrim Lutheran, St Paul, Minnesota - Humor - What is a Lutheran?
Lutherans usually follow the official liturgy and will feel it is their way of suffering for their sins.
Lutherans believe in miracles and even expect miracles especially during their stewardship visitation programs or when passing the plate.
Lutherans feel guilty for not staying to clean up after their own wedding reception in the fellowship hall.
www.pilgrimstpaul.org /humor/whatislutheran.htm   (402 words)

 The Catholic Encyclopedia - Lutherans and Lutheranism
In doctrine official Lutheranism is part of what is called orthodox Protestantism, since it agrees with the Catholic and the Greek Churches in accepting the authority of the Scriptures and of the three most ancient creeds (the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed).
Lutheran dogmatics became a maze of refined subtleties, and mere logomachy was considered the chief duty of the theologian.
In Silesia Lutheranism was protected by the dukes, and in 1524 it was established in Breslau, the capital, by the municipal council.
www.jcsm.org /StudyCenter/Catholic_Encyclopedia/09458a.htm   (6313 words)

 Sermons and Papers
The distinctive characteristic of Lutheran theology is its affirmation of paradox.
Lutheranism -- with its sacramentalism and liturgical worship synthesized with its Biblicism and evangelical proclamation -- might serve as a bridge between the various factions of Christianity.
Lutherans were thus the first, and one might argue, the most quintessential evangelicals.) The state churches so formed tended to be rationalistic, cultural religions -- preaching new agricultural techniques and doctrines of social progress rather than the Gospel -- the fruit of the new liberal theology being developed in German seminaries.
www.confessionallutherans.org /papers/touchgev.html   (2615 words)

 St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Who are Lutherans?
Lutherans call this "justification by grace through faith." As a result they are new people who are not haunted by guilt or bothered by worry.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is organized to give emphasis to its desire that men and women, white and fl, Hispanic and Asian and others, share equally in the benefits and tasks that go with Christian life.
Lutheran congregations are connected by synods and by church bodies like the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which has over five million members.
www.stjohnsnj.org /lutherans.html   (1210 words)

Lutheran jurisdictions corresponding to dioceses are called districts or synods in America.
All of Lutheranism is concerned to preserve apostolic succession in life and doctrine.
Though Lutheranism is visible in separate denominations and national churches, at its heart it professes to be a confessional movement within the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
biblia.com /christianity2/3b-lutherans.htm   (449 words)

 Pneuma: Lutherans and Prayer
Lutherans were so concerned about making fasting a genuinely free act of devotion that for quite some years now hardly any Lutherans observe a religious fast, except recently for the annual world hunger fast.
Lutherans have made theology such a high priority that we have marshalled considerable human and financial resources to insure that theology is taught and taught well.
Lutherans have been right to emphasize that how we do theology influences how we pray, but we have frequently minimized what the early church stressed: how we pray (and do not pray) influences how we do theology.
www.worship.ca /docs/p_12_bh.html   (4037 words)

A Lutheran proclaims Jesus Christ as God's only Son and Savior to the World, shares a common faith with other Christians, and works together for the common good of all mankind according to God's will given in the Bible.
Invisible Church - The Lutheran Church is made up of all people the world over who are saved by faith, accepting Christ as Savior and Lord in their life and living out that faith in the world.
The congregations of the Synod are “confessional”, that is, they hold to the Lutheran Confessions as the correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine.
www.hclc.in.lcms.org /Education/What_We_Believe/Lutherans/lutherans.htm   (612 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - List of Lutherans
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (1750-1801), Ordained a Lutheran minister in Pennsylvania, he went on to become a member of the Continental Congress and, after the Constitution went into effect, served as the Speaker of the House during the First and Third Congresses.
His classic Examination of the Council of Trent is the definitive Lutheran response to the "Counter-Reformation" of the Roman Catholic Church.
Al Kaline, long-time star outfielder with the Detroit Tigers, active in Lutheran churches in the Detroit area, and elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/List_of_Lutherans   (3590 words)

 About Lutherans for Life
LFL was established by the Lutheran Church of Australia at the General Synod of the Church held in Adelaide, South Australia, in October, 1987.
Lutherans for Life cooperates with those persons and organisations who share the same aims and values as LFL.
Disclaimer: Lutherans For Life distances itself from pro-life organisations and individuals who employ violent and unethical means in pursuing pro-life goals.
www.lca.org.au /action/lifeissues/lfl   (504 words)

 University Lutheran Church at Northwestern: "Singing with the Lutherans"
Lutherans are bred from childhood to sing in four-part harmony.
Lutherans believe their pastors will visit them in the hospital even if they don't notify them that they are there.
Lutherans usually follow the official liturgy and will feel it is their way of suffering for their sins.
www.northwestern.edu /lutheran/keillor.html   (721 words)

 What ELCA Lutherans Believe
These and other Lutheran confessional documents included in the Book of Concord may be ordered from the ELCA Publishing House at 800/328-4648 or www.augsburgfortress.org.
To borrow a phrase from Luther, the Bible is "the manger in which the Word of God is laid." While Lutherans recognize differences in the way the Bible should be studied and interpreted, it is accepted as the primary and authoritative witness to the church's faith.
Lutherans believe that all people live in a condition which is the result of misused freedom.
www.elca.org /communication/brief.html   (1701 words)

 Lutherans, Anabaptists, Calvinists, Church of England, Presbyterians, Puritans, Congregationalists, Episcopalians, ...
Lutherans, Anabaptists, Calvinists, Church of England, Presbyterians, Puritans, Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Baptists, Quakers, Shakers, Moravians, Methodists
- Though Lutheranism is visible in separate denominations and national churches, at its heart it professes to be a confessional movement within the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
His "Eucharistic theory" states that the body and blood of Christ are received in Communion, but in a spiritual manner; it failed to mediate the Luther-Zwingli controversy, and it is at odds with the Catholic doctrine.
religion-cults.com /Christianity/Protestant/P-Denominations-1.htm   (3311 words)

THE LUTHERANS, --The Swedes who began their settlement on the Delaware in 1637 were the first Lutherans in America who could boast of a complete church organization and house of worship.
It is probable, however, that representatives of Lutheranism were found among the Dutch in New York prior to the planting of the Swedish colony.
In the course of that century the Lutheran community in the Carolinas was augmented by emigrants from Germany and Switzerland.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /sheldon/lutherans.html   (556 words)

 Lutherans For Life Canada
After a couple gatherings an ad hoc committee of laypeople and clergy from the East District was created for the purpose of submitting the application for incorporation to the Canadian government.
The vision of Lutherans for Life - Canada is to be a biblical, pro-life voice and resource to Lutherans, and through them, to transform society.
LFL-C strives to change hearts, minds and attitudes of fellow Lutherans and this is, to say the least, a challenging task.
www.lutheransforlife-canada.ca /index.htm   (1679 words)

 Anglican Journal: Concerning Lutherans
In a potpourri of summer and fall events across the country, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) continues to model a church in “Mission for Others” (the denomination’s theme).In the first of two major unifying...
After 28 years of singing to the Lord from the Lutheran Book of Worship and in response to the mission needs of a changing church, Canadian and American Lutherans will soon begin using a new worship book called Evangelical...
We Lutherans are now in the home stretch, just weeks before our national convention in Winnipeg, July 21-24, 2005.
www.anglicanjournal.com /opinion/concerning-lutherans   (492 words)

 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans - About Us - History
Lutherans throughout much of eastern Wisconsin were canvassed to sign up the 500 members required for the new organization to obtain its state charter.
Today, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans continues to embrace the traditions and practices that made both AAL and LB positive, vital resources in the lives of Lutherans, their congregations and their communities across the country.
Lutheran Brotherhood kicked off the first RespecTeen National Youth Forum, in which students from across the country were encouraged to research and write about issues important to them.
www.thrivent.com /aboutus/history/index.html   (1143 words)

 Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the Protestant Reformation in the 1530s the Church and State were united, abolishing the authority of the Roman Catholic bishops, and in the long run allowing only Lutheranism to prevail.
During the era following the Reformation period, usually known as the period of Lutheran Orthodoxy, in the 17th century, small groups of non-Lutherans, especially Calvinist Dutchmen and Walloons who played a significant role in trade and industry, were quietly tolerated as long as they kept a low religious profile.
The Sami originally had their own shamanistic religion, but they were converted to Lutheranism by Swedish missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden   (5216 words)

 Lutherans: Calvin
I have served as a Director of Christian Education, teacher, and principal in the past.
Yes, Lutherans believe that we are saved by Grace alone, not by any works on our part.
Lutherans kept the Orthodox/Catholic view that Christ is present bodily, as he said at the Last Supper.
en.allexperts.com /q/Lutherans-956/Calvin.htm   (333 words)

 Lutherans Online - Classifieds
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI 54919-0001, is authorized to conduct business in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Products issued by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are available to applicants who meet membership, insurability, U.S. citizenship and residency requirements.
Insurance and retirement products, where available, are individual contracts, (not group coverage), and issued by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
www.lutheransonline.com /lutheransonline/classifieds   (145 words)

 USATODAY.com - Evangelical Lutherans to vote on gay ordination, unions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Still, few Lutherans believe church members can reconcile their conflicting views of what the Bible says about homosexuality, and tensions rooted in years of wrangling over the issue are expected to spill over at the Churchwide Assembly, which runs through next Sunday.
Another concern is whether a change in Lutheran policy would affect relations with other Christian groups and within the Lutheran World Federation, which represents 138 churches in 77 countries.
Karl Donfried, a religion and Bible scholar at Smith College who is an ELCA pastor, emphasized that Lutherans elected to attend the assembly will be voting their conscience, not necessarily reflecting the views of their church district, making it difficult to speculate about the vote.
www.usatoday.com /news/religion/2005-08-07-lutheransgayvote_x.htm   (841 words)

 Ununited Lutherans | TIME
One of the two groups was the United Lutheran Church (1,523,022 members), which believes that Lutherans are part of Protestantism as a whole and should not hold aloof from their brethren in the larger faith.
The other was the American Lutheran Church (515,935 members), not quite so liberal as the United Lutherans (but not so conservative, for example, as the Missouri Synod, 1,219,935 members, which feels that Lutherans are a closed corporation, should first unite themselves, then mingle with other sects only for the purpose of converting them).
Jammed into the ballroom of Omaha's Hotel Fontenelle, the United Lutherans re-elected their perennial president (he has held the job since the church was organized in 1918): precise, white-goateed Dr. Frederick Hermann Knubel, 70, of Manhattan.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,764887,00.html   (577 words)

I Lutheran and my husband was from a family of Ukrainian orthodox and I would like to know the difference in their beliefs other than that they are both Christ Centered, this I already know.
For example, if we say that the Orthodox Church is different from the Lutheran Church because the former honours the Virgin Mary and the Saints, that would not be true for the entire Lutheran tradition and Church.
I have also corresponded with Lutheran Ministers (who prefer to be called "Priests") who share with Orthodoxy almost every single point of faith - or at least I found it difficult to determine where they weren't "Orthodox" save for the fact that they were not in formal communion with the Orthodox Church.
www.unicorne.org /orthodoxy/avrilmai/lutherans.htm   (699 words)

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