The Episcopal Office in Transition; Finnish Lutheranism and the Lutheran World Federation Discussions on Episkopé 1945–2015, Doctoral Thesis
The Episcopal Office in Transition
Finnish Lutheranism and the Lutheran World Federation Discussions on Episkopé 1945–2015
Author Heidi Zitting,
Doctoral Thesis - University of Helsinki
Published 2020, Softcover, 224 pg.
This article based doctoral dissertation studies the development of understandings of episcopal office
among contemporary Lutheranism through two collections of source materials: writings of Lutheran
bishops in Finland and Lutheran World Federation documents on ministry.
Key words: Bishops, Apostolic succession, Ministry, Ordinance, Episcopacy, the Lutheran World Federation