Author:J. L. Neve
Published by:The German Literary Board (1916)
Type:text.monograph
Subjects:Lutheran Church ⇒ United States ⇒ History
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After its first publication in 1903, A Brief History of the Lutheran Church in America quickly became a part of the curriculum in nearly all Lutheran theological seminaries in America. This second edition doubled the size of the original text as Juergen Neve gained access to a greater knowledge base and the demand became more apparent. Neve wished to provide an objective history of each synod in the American Lutheran church—one that wouldn’t magnify or minimize the merits of any in particular, including his own. To this end, he accepted a number of contributions from scholars and theologians more knowledgeable on the histories of particular synods Neve himself didn’t have access to, especially those that did not have previous historical literature.


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