Author: Maria E. Erling

The Rev. Dr. Maria E. Erling is Professor of Modern Church History and Global Missions and Director of Teaching Parish at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

The Americanization of American Lutheranism: Democratization of Authority and the Ordination of Women, Part I

See Part II of this article by Susan Wilds McArver Copyright 2011 Lutheran University Press. This essay will be published by Lutheran University Press in a book entitled Sources of Authority in the Church. [1] The decision by American Lutheran churches to ordain women, made in stages through joint study and church convention, used modern […]