A subversive use of the catechisms: using Luther's catechisms to facilitate institutional change in congregations

Full Title
A subversive use of the catechisms: using Luther's catechisms to facilitate institutional change in congregations
Author
Martin J Rafanan
Abstract
The Large and Small Catechisms of Martin Luther, largely relegated to the confirmation process in the Lutheran church, provide critical resources for congregational and institutional change. The paper traces the historical and pedagogical roots of the catechisms and shows how they are designed to function as "change documents," supporting an ongoing personal and corporate reformation. They do so by teaching and proclaiming a particularly evangelical understanding of the relationship between God and God's world, one that unites the evangelical catholic triumvirate of God's grace, Christ's cross, and human faith.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Joseph Barndt
Language
English
Date
1995
Number of Pages
214