The Lutheran Church—founded by and taking its name from Dr. Martin Luther—is not a new church. It is an ancient church, restored and renewed by Luther’s 95 Theses. The Distinctive Characteristics of the Lutheran Church calls from the marvelous heritage of the Lutheran Church and lays out—in elegant concisiveness—its theological distinctiveness. Marrying historical interpretations to biblical evidence, this treatise defends and justifies Lutheran beliefs for both the scholar and the layperson. What is uniquely incredible about this volume, however, is its unique perspective on the growth, divisions, and movements of the Lutheran Church in America.
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- Biblical theology of Lutheran doctrine
- Historical analysis of the expansion and divisions of the Lutheran Church
- Exposition of Lutheran practices, traditions, and conventions
- Part I: Distinctive Doctrines of the Lutheran Church
- Part II: Confessions of the Lutheran Church
- Part III: Distinctive Practices and Customs of the Lutheran Church
- Part IV: Organization of the Lutheran Church
- Part V: Divisions of the Lutheran Church in America
- Title: The Distinctive Characteristics of the Lutheran Church
- Author: George Luecke
- Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
- Publication Date: 1920
- Pages: 101
About George Luecke
George H. Luecke (b. 1870) was a pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church and professor at Concordia College in North Carolina. He was born in Wisconsin of German parents, and was a witness to the division of the Tennessee synod and the Missouri synod of the Lutheran Church. He later published Distinctive Doctrines and Customs of the Lutheran Church and The Way of Life.