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Ecclesiologia: The Doctrine of the Church

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Ecclesiologia provides theology students with a concise explanation of the doctrine concerning the church. Weidner points out six divisions that this typically falls into: the doctrine of the church, the doctrine of holy Scripture, the Word of God as a means of grace, the sacrament of baptism, the sacrament of the Lord’s supper, and the doctrine of Christian ministry. This volume mainly focuses on the first division: the doctrine of the church. This text is the fruit of 20 years of discussions in the classroom, and is designed to serve as an outline for a theology teacher to use in class for lectures. Weidner based Ecclesiologia on Christoph Ernst Luthardt’s Kompendium der Dogmatik and Weidner’s own teacher, Charles Porterfield Krauth’s Manuscript Lectures.

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“‘To forbid me as a matter of conscience what God has not forbidden, just as seriously compromises my Christian liberty, as to command me as a matter of conscience to do, what God has not commanded.’” (Page 43)

In this volume [Weidner] treats in very concise yet lucid manner the doctrine of the Christian church, first that of the Nicene period, then that of the Church of Rome, and that of the churches of the Reformation.

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. . . if one wants a concise, clear, and reliable putting of high church Lutheran ecclesiology, he can be commended to this meaty little book.

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. . . useful to all who wish to see in brief space a comprehensive sketch of the various opinions that have been held as to the nature, organization, and government of the church.

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  • Title: Ecclesiologia, or The Doctrine of the Church
  • Author: Franklin Weidner
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Print Publication Date: 1903
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Lutheran Church › Doctrines; Church
  • Resource ID: LLS:WRKSWEIDNER02
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T06:47:04Z

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Revere Franklin Weidner (1851–1915) was educated at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he both graduated and was ordained in 1873. In 1887, he received his doctorate of divinity from Carthage College in Illinois, and became a tutor at Muhlenberg College in 1868. He went on to pastor Phillipsburg Lutheran Church from 1873 to 1878, and then taught English language and history at Muhlenberg College from 1875 to 1877. He was director of the Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1882 and frequently served as delegate on the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a member of the American Philological Association, the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, and the American Oriental Society, and in his last years, served as professor of systematic theology and exegesis at Augustana Swedish-English Theological Seminary.


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