HDS 2961

Lutheran Confessional Theology

Donald S. Larsen


This course is an orientation to the theology of the Lutheran church with special attention to the uses that it has made of the witness of Martin Luther. The course will examine themes and debates within the Lutheranism at its formation in the sixteenth century, as well as explore current issues in confessional theology and church practice. Particular attention will be given to the chief ecumenical proposal of the Lutheran movement - namely, that human existence is justified by faith apart from human striving - and the difference this proposal makes for the great traditional topics of Christian reflection.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes


0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Mon 2pm-4pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus None
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Denominational Polity
Language Course Designation(s) None