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Lutheranism
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The term “Lutheranism” may be used in a variety of ways: as describing the form of Christianity that developed from the 16th-century Reformation at Wittenberg and most particularly from the teachings of its leader, Martin Luther (1483–1546); as describing the theological and confessional tradition based on the documents of the Book of Concord; or as describing the self-understanding and/or the identity of church bodies throughout the worl…

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Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter and Hjelm, Norman A., “Lutheranism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L598>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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