More Lutheran Discussion

Sure enough, LutherPunk, Chris and Christopher have all weighed in on Pr. Pfatteicher’s article trashing the ELW’s renditions of the Daily Office. (And it looks like Christopher may be offering a series on it…)

I want to lift up in particular Chris’s point in which he cited Augsburg Confession Art. 7: not only is the particular use of liturgy not specified in the Confessions, it is also true to say that the Office has not historically been a major part of Lutheran piety.

Chris is quite right to note this. I have observed this before and, indeed, it is one of the several reasons why I left the Lutheran Church.

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2 Responses to More Lutheran Discussion

  1. Christopher says:

    And it’s part of the heart of my dissertation proposal. I’ll get you a copy once it’s approved, hopefully at Doc Council in November or December.

  2. lutherpunk says:

    I haven’t had a chance to flesh this out yet…I will soon. I like the take on the offices he proposes, but I have to question if it really even freakin’ matters.

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