General Council (Lutheran)


General Council (Lutheran)

The General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North American (General Council) was a conservative Lutheran church body, formed as a reaction against the new "Americanized Lutheranism" of Samuel Simon Schmucker and the General Synod. Founded at the instigation of the Pennsylvania Ministerium, the General Council placed special emphasis on the Lutheran Confessions and their role in the life of the church.

The group was founded in November, 1867, and thirteen church bodies became members of the General Council. The group remained in existence until the formation of the United Lutheran Church in America in 1918.

External links

*Bente, F. [http://www.archive.org/details/americanlutheran028148mbp American Lutheranism Volume II] St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House. 1919.
* Wolf, Edmund Jacob. [http://www.archive.org/details/thelutheransinam00wolfuoft The Lutherans in America; a story of struggle, progress, influence and marvelous growth.] New York: J.A. Hill, 1889.


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