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Neo-Lutheranism
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I. Church History

1. General.

The term Neo-Lutheranism refers to the 19th-century theological and ecclesiological movement that sought to turn its back on the Enlightenment and rationalism and to renew Lutheranism (Lutherans) on the basis of strict fidelity to Scripture and the Lutheran confessions. Although the term, coined (as Ger. Neuluthertum) by K. Schwarz (Zur Geschichte der neuesten Theologie, 1856, 353), was intended to emphasize the difference between a Neo-Lutheranism and…

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Schubert, Anselm and Mühling, Markus, “Neo-Lutheranism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024078>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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