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I now skip a few more pages, to pages 224-225, in Pieper's narrative of Church History, to where he assesses the damage in World Lutheranism and how Walther, not Delitzsch, brought the Lutheran Reformation back to life...
|Lehre und Wehre|
This blog is dedicated to bringing to light “the richest, all-encompassing contemporary church history covering the whole world that exists at the present time” – Lehre und Wehre and Der Lutheraner, bringing them out of their forced obscurity. One may note that Pieper did not include in his list of church literature the English language publications of his Synod:
In footnote # 657 above, Pieper speaks of ongoing talks with the Iowa and Ohio Synods in 1924. This is referenced also in the 1927 Concordia Cyclopedia, pg 365 (or digital page 379, column 2, half-way down) where it says:
“In recent years the points of difference [between Missouri and Iowa on Election, etc.] have been under discussion by an inter-synodical committee, and the prospects for a mutual understanding are good.”It appears that these reported “good prospects for a mutual understanding” are actually a harbinger of the disaster that happened after Pieper's death in 1931, as Prof. Theodore Graebner (with his “breakthrough”) and others in the LC-MS commandeered the theology and direction of the Missouri Synod as it morphed into today's LC-MS, as it made shaky agreements with the merged Iowa and Ohio Synods, the ALC. —