I think that I will call my detractors of last December my "Jeopardy-Dieckhoff" theologians. Hmmm, the commenters didn't say where they got this idea of theirs, that the Formula of Concord disagrees with Luther... could it be an idea dreamed up by Prof. Cameron MacKenzie?
But let us proceed on to Pieper's last point in this paragraph:
Pieper almost floored me with this comment... he seems to be almost expressing jealousy that Bente wrote the "Historical Introductions" in English and not German. He seems to say that he himself is not so strong in the English language. But I know that is not the case for he wrote a wonderful essay "Luther's Doctrine of Inspiration" in the English language for The Presbyterian & Reformed Review a few years earlier. But this raised a question of language... what language should the old (German) Missouri Synod use for the future, beyond 1921?
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