Lutherans in Dialogue: Basic Differences?

Marc Kolden

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1987

Issue: Wisdom (Vol. 7, No 3, Summer, 1987)

For over twenty years Lutherans in the U.S. and internationally have been involved in bilateral dialogues with other Christian communions. These discussions have reached considerable agreement on the meaning of the Christian faith and have made encouraging proposals for greater Christian unity. Yet despite such convergence, Lutherans and others remain far from having put into practice many of the recommendations of the dialogues. Now the question has arisen whether there are some fundamental unresolved differences between the major confessional groups.

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