Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers Exploring Chrisitan Faith

ISBN-10: 0806653507

ISBN-13: 9780806653501

Edition: 2007

Authors: Martin E. Marty

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Lutherans often have questions about Lutheran theology and beliefs that are basic to the Christian faith itself. Featuring a unique question-and-answer format, Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers is an accessible and concise treatment that provides the most frequently asked questions on important topics and brief but complete answers from a distinguished Lutheran historian and theologian. Contents include questions and answers about: Lutheran History and Heritage Bible God Jesus Christ Humanity Holy Spirit Salvation Church Worship Sacraments Christian Life Reign of God Polity
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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Lutheran History and Heritage
Where Do Lutheran Churches Come From?
What Are the Origins of Lutheran Churches in the United States?
What Do We Mean by a "Lutheran" Church or "Lutheran" Theology?
What Is Lutheranism?
Why Do Lutherans Have So Many Confessions of Faith?
What Makes Lutherans Different from Presbyterians or Methodists or Baptists?
Do Lutherans Believe in "Predestination"?
The Bible
What Is the Basic Message of the Bible?
What Is the Purpose of the Bible?
What Do We Mean When We Say the Bible Is "God's Word"?
Why Is the Bible Considered an Authority for the Church?
Since We Have the New Testament, Why Do We Need the Old Testament?
Are There Errors in the Bible?
How Do Lutherans Interpret the Bible?
Do Lutherans Believe in a Literal Adam and Eve?
Can We Prove That God Exists?
How Can We Know God?
What Is the Trinity?
What Are Some Practical Results of Believing in the Trinity?
What Is the Providence of God?
Does God Will Evil and Suffering in the World and in Our Lives?
Is God Male?
Jesus Christ
What Is the Incarnation?
Where Was Jesus Before He Came to Earth?
Do Lutherans Believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus?
Why Did Jesus Come into the World?
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
What Is the Meaning of the Cross?
Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead, and What Does His Resurrection Mean?
What Is the Purpose of Human Life?
What Does It Mean to Say Humans Are Created in the Image of God?
What Is Sin?
Why Do We Sin?
Do Lutherans Believe That Humans Are Totally Evil?
What Do We Mean by "Original Sin"?
Do We Have "Free Will"?
The Holy Spirit
What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
In What Ways Does the Holy Spirit Work in the Church?
What Do Lutherans Believe about the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit"?
What Do Lutherans Believe about the "Gifts of the Holy Spirit"?
Is "Speaking in Tongues" a Necessary Sign of the Holy Spirit in One's Life?
What Is the Holy Spirit's Role in Evangelism?
Does the Holy Spirit Work outside the Church?
What Is the Grace of God?
What Does It Mean to Be "Saved"?
Must We Be Baptized in Order to Be Saved?
Will Non-Christians Be Saved?
The Church
What Does It Mean to Be a Church "Member"?
Why Is the Church So Full of "Sinners"?
What Do We Mean by the "Visible" and the "Invisible" Church?
What Is the Priesthood of All Believers?
Why Do Lutheran Churches Put Such a Stress on Christian Education?
What Is the "Mission" of the Church?
What Should Be the Church's Relation to Culture?
Why Should We Worship?
Why Does the Prayer of Confession List Sins I Never Commit?
What Is the Function of the Furniture I Might Expect to See in a Lutheran Church?
Why Don't Lutheran Churches Have Altar Calls?
What Is Preaching, and Why Is It Important?
Why Do Lutherans Insist That Sacraments Be Celebrated Only in Worship Services?
What Is the Relation between Worship and the Rest of Life?
The Sacraments
Why Do Lutherans Have Two Sacraments?
Why Are Sacraments Important?
Why Do Lutherans Baptize Babies?
I Do Not Remember My Baptism as an Infant. Can I Be Rebaptized?
What Happens in the Lord's Supper?
Do We Really Eat and Drink the "Body and Blood" of Jesus in the Lord's Supper?
Can Unconfirmed Children and Non-Church Members Take Communion?
Christian Life
What Do Lutherans Believe about Saints?
Do Lutherans Believe That Christians Can Attain Perfection in This Life?
If We Are Christians, Do We Have to Obey God's Law?
Does God Answer Prayer?
Does God Heal Today?
How Do We Know the Will of God?
What Is My Christian "Vocation"?
The Reign of God
Why Is Our View of the Future Important?
What Do We Believe about the End of the World?
When Will Jesus Come Again?
Do Lutherans Have to Worry about Being "Left Behind"?
What Do Lutherans Believe about the Millennium?
What Is the "Resurrection of the Body"?
What Is the Kingdom of God?
What Are the Main Features of the Lutheran Form of Church Government?
What Is Ordination?
What Are Elders, and What Do They Do?
What Are Deacons, and What Do They Do?
What Is a Synod, and What Does It Do?
What Is Church Discipline, and Why Is It Important?
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Index of Topics
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