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Lutheran World Federation
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The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), constituted by 49 churches in Lund, Sweden, in 1947, is the result of efforts to bring together the Lutheran churches of the world on the basis of a common confessional allegiance (Confession of Faith). Although antecedent organizations included the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America (1867) and the General Evangelical Lutheran Conference in Germany (1868), the most immediate and important precursor to the LWF was the Lutheran World Convention (LWC), founded in Eis…

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Brand, Eugene L. and Hjelm, Norman A., “Lutheran World Federation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L597>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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