Date of Award

Spring 1994

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Hagen, Kenneth

Second Advisor

Golitzin, Alexander

Third Advisor

Misner, Paul


The primary purpose of this dissertation is to examine the trinitarian theology in the hymns of Martin Luther. A thorough acquaintance with Luther's thought is not necessary in order to recognize the foundational importance of the Trinity in his theological system. Luther's own words in his personal confession of 1528 set the tone for all of his theology as he confesses, "I believe with my whole heart the sublime article of the majesty of God, that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three distinct persons, are by nature one true and genuine God...



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