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The American Lutheran Church: Historically, Doctrinally, and Practically Delineated
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The American Lutheran Church: Historically, Doctrinally, and Practically Delineated


Harbaugh & Butler 1851

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At the time Samuel Schmucker wrote The American Lutheran Church, over 30 million people identified themselves as Lutherans, and it was the third largest denomination in America. In spite of that, there were a number of reasons why the Lutheran denomination was widely misunderstood and misrepresented in America—namely a lack of understanding of German and denominational disagreements. The American Lutheran Church: Historically, Doctrinally, and Practically Delineated contains a series of discourses presenting the history of the Lutheran Church in America, the distinguishing features of the Lutheran Church, a biography of the Lutheran Church’s founders, Jesus’ presence in the Lord’ supper, the doctrinal basis and ecclesiastical position of Lutheranism, and the Lutheran Church’s obligations, error, and dangers.

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Key Features

  • Presents the history of the Lutheran Church in America
  • Contains materials ideal for students, teachers, and pastors
  • Provides a series of discourses

Praise for the Print Edition

In the Lutheran Church [Schmucker] is extensively and favorably known; and no man in this country has done more than he to elevate her character, and to advance her welfare. As a writer, he is able and clear. His style is chaste and easy, and his arguments strong and convincing. His ‘Fraternal Appeal’ to the American churches on Christian union, is a masterpiece, which, with his other theological and philosophical works, has made him extensively known, beyond the bounds of his own church, both in America and England.

—Harbaugh and Butler Publishing

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About Samuel Simon Schmucker

Samuel Simon Schmucker (1799–1873) was a German-American pastor, theologian, professor, and president of Gettysburg Seminary. He taught for more than 40 years at Gettysburg Seminary and published more than 100 works, including translations. He was well known as a controversial theologian in the Lutheran church for his theological position on communion, denying consubstantiation in the Lord’s Supper and steering the Evangelical Lutheran Church closer to a Reformed understanding of communion. He wrote a number of books, including Evangelical Lutheran Catechism, Elements of Popular Theology, American Lutheranism Vindicated, and The Unity of Christ’s Church.