23 Facts About Lutheran


Lutheran clergy became civil servants and the Lutheran churches became part of the state.

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Frederick's son, the later Christian III, was openly Lutheran, which prevented his election to the throne upon his father's death in 1533.

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Unlike Catholicism, the Lutheran Church does not believe that tradition is a carrier of the "Word of God", or that only the communion of the Bishop of Rome has been entrusted to interpret the "Word of God".

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Lutheran scholasticism developed gradually, especially for the purpose of arguing with the Jesuits, and it was finally established by Johann Gerhard.

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Dissenting Lutheran pastors were often reprimanded by the government bureaucracy overseeing them, for example, when they tried to correct Rationalist influences in the parish school.

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In 1817, Frederick William III of Prussia ordered the Lutheran and Reformed churches in his territory to unite, forming the Prussian Union of Churches.

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Lutheran led the Neo-Lutheran Repristination School of theology, which advocated a return to the orthodox theologians of the 17th century and opposed modern Bible scholarship.

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Neo-Lutheran movement managed to slow secularism and counter atheistic Marxism, but it did not fully succeed in Europe.

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The Neo-Lutheran call to renewal failed to achieve widespread popular acceptance because it both began and continued with a lofty, idealistic Romanticism that did not connect with an increasingly industrialized and secularized Europe.

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Lutheran held that every passage of Scripture has one straightforward meaning, the literal sense as interpreted by other Scripture.

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Doctrinal positions of Lutheran churches are not uniform because the Book of Concord does not hold the same position in all Lutheran churches.

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Orthodox Lutheran theology holds that God made the world, including humanity, perfect, holy and sinless.

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Lutheran earnestly offers to all who receive the sacrament forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation.

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Lutheran hymnody is well known for its doctrinal, didactic, and musical richness.

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Johann Sebastian Bach, a devout Lutheran, composed a huge body of sacred music for the Lutheran church.

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Today, a few Lutheran congregations have contemporary worship as their sole form of worship.

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Sizable Lutheran missions arose for the first time during the 19th century.

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Lutheran schools have always been a core aspect of Lutheran mission work, starting with Bartholomew Ziegenbalg and Heinrich Putschasu, who began work in India in year 1706.

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However, the merger between the Lutheran, United, and Reformed state churches was retained under the name Evangelical Church in Germany .

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In Russia, Laestadians of Lutheran background cooperate with the Ingrian church, but since Laestadianism is an interdenominational movement, some are Eastern Orthodox.

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil is a Lutheran church founded in 1904 in Rio Grande do Sul, a southern state in Brazil.

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Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod started a Brazilian mission, the first for WELS in the Portuguese language, in the early 1980s.

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Today, the Brazilian WELS Lutheran Churches are self-supporting and an independent mission partner of the Latin America WELS missions team.

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