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    Authors: Thomas Von Hagel

    One Lord One Faith One Baptism by Thomas Von Hagel

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    Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians while he was a prisoner and reminded them of what God's great power and grace has done for believers. He refers to the calling of all Christians to faith through the grace of God and states that in order to establish and maintain the unity of the one true Church, we are asked to confess "one Lord, one faith, one baptism."

    This book, a collection of short, 1-2 page biographies, offers a means to understand history through the "heroes" of the Christian faith as they confessed the truths of Christ and His teachings. It includes an introduction to the role of the saints in the Church from a Lutheran perspective, the relation between Christian lives, and the life of Christ.

    Read about

    • Adam
    • Eve
    • Isaac
    • Samson
    • Ruth
    • Mary
    • John
    • Stephen
    • Paul
    • Lawrence
    • Cyprian
    • Gregory I
    • Origen
    • Polycarp
    • Benedict
    • Hilda
    • Francis
    • Augustine
    • Elizabeth I
    • John Gerhard
    • Martin Luther
    • George Whitefield
    • John the Alsgiver
    • Constantine
    • Mary the Younger
    • John Calvin
    • C. S. Lewis
    • and many others

    Concludes with lists of Suggested Reading and Suggested Web Sites.

    THOMAS A. VON HAGEL is Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University Chicago (River Forest, IL) where he primarily teaches Historical Theology, e.g., History of Christian Biography, Martin Luther, and Women in the History of Christianity. He is a graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, MN (BA); Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN (MDiv); and Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (PhD). He has served congregations in Augusta, MO and Kearney NE. His teaching experience includes West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV and Concordia University College, Edmonton, AB. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, a book on Christian biography, was published by Concordia Publishing House. He has penned articles on a variety of theological topics in Canadian Lutheran, Cistercians Studies Quarterly, Concordia Journal, Concordia Pulpit Resources, Gottesdienst, Homiletic, Logia, Lutheran Education, Lutheran Theological Review, Lutheran Witness, McKendree Pastoral Review, and Word & Deed. In addition to continuing his study of Christian biography and homiletics, Thomas is also working on the 1580 Dressden edition of the Book of Concord.