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Post-Reformation Lutheranism

Instructor: Joel Otto

After Luther’s death, the Lutheran church faced many challenges, both internally and externally, both theologically and politically. From the Counter-Reformation to intra-Lutheran disputes, from Calvinistic infiltration to the Thirty Years’ War, the next several generations of Lutherans saw the Evangelical Lutheran church to maturity in theology, worship, education and devotional life as they responded to these threats. This course will trace post-Reformation Lutheranism from Luther’s death to the advent of Pietism at the end of the 17th century. Through the reading of primary sources, including devotional material, we will grow in understanding and appreciating the challenges faced by our Lutheran forefathers and gain practical pastoral insight for dealing with false doctrine and physical hardships.

*Part 1 of this course, "Challenges Faced by Post-Reformation Lutheranism" will be offered at the Western Wisconsin District-Wide Satellite and the Arizona/California District-Wide Satellite in 2019.

Advanced Degree Program(s): STM
Area of Study: Church History
Summer Quarter Credits: 2
Tuition: $500
Course Number: CH9039/CH7039
Syllabus: Syllabus-Post-Reformation-Lutheranism.pdf
Course Credits 2
Dates Term Location
01/07/2019 to 01/18/2019 Winterim 2019 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses
06/18/2018 to 08/10/2018 Summer Quarter Online 2018 Online View Courses
01/08/2018 to 01/19/2018 Winterim 2018 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses
06/20/2016 to 07/01/2016 WLS Summer Quarter 2016 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses
01/04/2016 to 01/15/2016 Winterim 2016 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses
01/05/2015 to 01/16/2015 WLS Winterim 2015 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses
01/06/2014 to 01/17/2014 WLS Winterim 2014 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses