A Brief History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana

Orin W. Cummings

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 12/10/2018

Issue: Letters from Prison (Vol. 38, No 4, Fall, 2018)

Eighteenth-century European colonists brought Lutheranism to the area of South America that is now the country of Guyana. The history of these churches shows their gradual transformation from being European enclaves to an indigenous church, first supported by American missionary work and then as a self-directing church.

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