Exploring a Heritage
Evangelical Lutheran Churches in the North
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Exploring a Heritage is an ecclesiological instance of living the ancient maxim 'know thyself.' The insights from this study of Scandinavian Lutheran folk churches provide readers from other geographical and ecclesiological traditions a challenge and a point of comparison to engage in reflection on themselves as churches."
--John Gibaut, Director of the Commission on Faith and Order, World Council of Churches
"The essays in this book situate . . . the established Lutheran churches in several Scandinavian contexts in relation to both their own historical past and several wider currents of contemporary, global Christian influences. The result is a rich and rewarding collection of essays on Lutheranism in the north, offering valuable insights for all churches of the world."
--Dale T. Irvin, President and Professor of World Christianity, New York Theological Seminary
"This book explores how changes in contemporary society affect identity formation of folk churches in northern Europe. Gender, sexuality, and religious movements are among the topics discussed from the perspective of Lutheran heritage. This is a relevant contribution to understanding the churches' struggle with identity-shaping in a complex, globalized, social, and cultural milieu."
--Valburga Schmiedt Streck, Director, Estudio e Investigacion en Teologia y SIDA