Lutheran Worship

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

Luther's liturgical reform was guided by the principle that if the Scriptures did not expressly reject a particular practice, the church was free to keep it. Consequently, Lutheran worship retained much of the ceremonial practice of Catholic worship.

There are a number of reasons for considering the Lutheran tradition as the most conservative of the Protestant traditions of worship. Martin Luther (14831546) had a high respect for the existing Christian cultus; his inclination was to purge...


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