The Church and The Office of The Ministry

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Find a wealth of insights from the Bible, the Lutheran Confessions, ancient church fathers, Luther, the orthodox Lutheran fathers, and more on the key questions of what or who the Church, what is and who holds the Office of the Ministry, and what are the powers and duties of each.

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Overview

Find a wealth of insights from the Bible, the Lutheran Confessions, ancient church fathers, Luther, the orthodox Lutheran fathers, and more on the key questions of what or who the Church, what is and who holds the Office of the Ministry, and what are the powers and duties of each.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758634030
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii

Preface Matthew C. Harrison x

Preface to the First Edition (1852) xv

Preface to the Second Edition (1865) xxii

Preface to the Third Edition (1875) xxiii

Preface to the Fourth Edition (1894) xxiv

Translator's Preface J. T. Mueller xxv

The Theses 3

Part 1 Concerning the Church

Thesis I [Church Defined] 9

Thesis II [Church Delimited] 18

Thesis III [Invisible Church] 23

Thesis IV [Church Possesses the Keys] 36

Thesis V [Marks of the Church] 54

Thesis VI [Visible Churches] 64

Thesis VII [Church Authority] 76

Thesis VIII [Flee to Orthodox Teachers] 91

Thesis IX [Fellowship in the Invisible Church] 138

Part 2 Concerning the Holy Preaching Office or the Pastoral Office

Thesis I [Pastor and Priest Distinguished] 151

Thesis II [Divine Institution] 167

Thesis III [Bound to Preaching Office] 181

Thesis IV [Office of Service] 188

Thesis V [Authority] 203

Thesis VI [Divine Call and Ordination] 209

Thesis VII [Divine Authority Conferred] 262

Thesis VIII [Highest Office] 284

Thesis IX [No Dominion] 299

Thesis X [Judging Doctrine] 330

Appendices

A Few Testimonies of Ancient Church Teachers 351

Index of Christian Authors Quoted in This Book 356

Altenburg Theses 360

Pastoral Letter (Hirtenbrief) J. A. A. Grabau 363

Evaluation of Grabau's Hirtenbrief Löber Gruber Walther 378

The Addition Wilhelm Löhe 401

Löhe's Response (Letter to Grossmann) 439

Luther Quotations in The Church and The Office of The Ministry 447

Glossary 454

Additional References 465

Indices

Scripture 480

Subject 487

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