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Signs of Belonging: Luther's Marks of the Church and the Christian Life

Signs of Belonging: Luther's Marks of the Church and the Christian Life

Signs of Belonging: Luther's Marks of the Church and the Christian Life explores Luther's teaching on the seven marks of the church: possession of the Word, Baptism, Sacrament of the Altar, Office of the Keys, Office of Ministry, Discipleship, and the cross (suffering on account of one's faith). How do these "marks" define the corporate body of Christ and connect with the lives of individual Christians?
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$11.99
  • ISBN 9780806649979
  • Brand Lutheran Voices
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 7.75
  • Pages 96
  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date Jul 29, 2003

Endorsements

"So you want to belong to a church. Are you good enough? Professor Mary Hinkle challenges that question with a lively and down-to-earth study on the true 'marks' of the church. She reminds us that the church is neither a country club nor a political action group. It is a body of imperfect people who will not stop practicing God's forgiveness in the church until they get it right for the sake of the world. Hinkle reminded me why I am a member of a church!"
— Richard Lischer, Author of Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery

"Mary Hinkle uses Luther's seven marks of the church to clearly illustrate points of connectedness between the individual and the larger church community. The reader is immediately and effortlessly drawn into a personal, spiritual exploration. The questions at the end of each chapter easily lend this material for use in small groups as well. Hinkle offers thought-provoking and honest conversation for every believer. Signs is a must-read for anyone who desires to be thoughtful in their spiritual development and faith life."
— Nancy Goldberger, Women of the ELCA, Editor, Lutheran Woman Today

"An easy read by an eminent scholar who brings practical biblical wisdom to our yearning to be liberated by God's grace for faithful living."
— Jack Fortin, Executive Director of Lifelong Learning, Luther Seminary

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