Neuhaus, Richard John
February 1997
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Feb1997, Issue 70, p68
Highlights the role of Lutheranism and of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in the decline of the oldline Protestant denominations in the U.S. as of 1997. Factors that influenced the vision of reclaiming Lutheranism's catholicity, including the reconstruction of normative ethics; Views of Pastor Leonard Klein on the decline of the denominations.


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