A Lutheran Theology Of The Lord’s Supper

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

A distinctive Lutheran theology of the Lord's Supper arises out of Luther's evangelical understanding of sacrament as well as two specific matters of controversy in the sixteenth century-the sacrifice of the Mass and the presence of Christ at the Supper. Luther's own writings and the Lutheran confessional documents of the sixteenth century are the principal sources for this theology.

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