American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Luther or his religious teachings and especially to the doctrine of justification by faith alone.
- adj. Of or relating to the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther.
- n. A member of the Lutheran Church.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Martin Luther, the reformer (1483–1546), or to the Evangelical Protestant Church of Germany which bears his name, or to the doctrines taught by Luther or held by the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
- n. A disciple or follower of Luther; one who adheres to the doctrines of Luther; a member of the Lutheran Church.
- adj. Of the Lutheran church, as opposed to a Catholic church.
- n. A member of any of the Christian churches of which identify with the theology of Martin Luther.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.
- n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who accepts or adheres to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.
- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther
- n. follower of Lutheranism
- adj. of or pertaining to Martin Luther or his teachings
“However, the first Lutheran minister to serve a _Lutheran colony_ in America was Reorus Torkillus.”
“The chief periodicals are _The Lutheran Quarterly_ (now Vol. 42) and the _Lutheran Church Work and Observer_.”
“-- The United Lutheran Church, according to the _ Lutheran_, "has inaugurated a new era of progress for our beloved Lutheran Church ....”
“The term Lutheran was first used by his opponents during the Leipzig Disputation in 1519, and afterwards became universally prevalent.”
“At the same time Tennessee explained and justified their action of withholding from the North Carolina Synod the title Lutheran, and of appointing laymen, "farmers," as they were styled by North Carolina, to constitute the committee.”
“Carolina, who assume the title Lutheran, but which we at this time, for reason aforesaid, dispute.”
“This specific aspect of the Collins ruling, however, (extending this immunity to the county and the state) was overturned five years later in Lutheran Day Care v. Snohomish County, 829 P. 2d 746 (1992). back”
“The Lutheran is more of a Christian for his or her care for the maintenance of civil order.”
“Amana, known for their refrigerators and "radarange" microwaves, started out as a German pietist sect persecuted in Lutheran Germany, who emigrated to New York in the 1840s and thence to Iowa in the 1850s and 60s.”
“The name Lutheran was first given to our Church by her enemies.”
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