The Wisconsin Synod's Debt to C. F. W. Walther
Professor Brenner provides a look at the development of confessionalism in the Wisconsin Synod and the ebb and flow of Wisconsin’s relationship with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and C.F.W. Walther in particular. He makes it clear that while the WELS can say that it owes a debt to Walther for his influence in helping this church body become a truly confessional church, it must also give much of the credit to the early leaders of this synod, including, but not limited to, Adolf Hoenecke.
|23||2006||Originally presented at the Southwestern Pastoral Conference of the WELS Michigan DIstrict at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dorr, Michigan on May 2, 2006, this essay was printed in Volume 104:1 (Winter 2007) of the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly.|