translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Does Lutheranism consist of certain phraseology, private practices, church customs, or liturgical rites? What exactly does it mean to say that one is a Lutheran? In an age when many equate Lutheranism with the decisions of the largest Lutheran church body in the world, the ELCA, and at a time when the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod is asking its members to consider anew why they are Lutheran, Prof. Edward Moldehnke speaks to us from the past and gives us a convincing look at what Lutheranism is not. He follows with a refreshing review of what Lutheranism is and must be in its essence.