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date: 18 May 2022

Lutheranism. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Mark A. GranquistMark A. Granquist

Lutheranism, the oldest and largest branch of Protestant Christianity worldwide, has over eight million members in the United States, nearly all in two denominations, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). Lutheranism, emerging from the early sixteenth-century reformation of ... ...

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