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Lutheran Churches
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1. General Characteristics and Statistics

Confessional bonds, provided mainly by the Augsburg Confession and Martin Luther’s (1483–1546; Luther’s Theology) Small Catechism and in many instances the entire Book of Concord (1580), distinguish the Lutheran churches. These churches allow for variety in constitution and organization, whether as territorial churches or as small minority churches (Diaspora). Ways of w…

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Bachman, E. Theodore and Hjelm, Norman A., “Lutheran Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L571>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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