of or relating to Luther, adhering to his doctrines, or belonging to one of the Protestant churches that bear his name.
a follower of Luther or an adherent of his doctrines; a member of the Lutheran Church.
- Lu·ther·an·ism, Lu·ther·ism, noun
- non-Lu·ther·an, adjective, noun
- pre-Lu·ther·an, adjective
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How to use Lutheran in a sentence
In 2010, they became one of seven openly out LGBTQ pastors accepted by the Evangelical Lutheran church after it allowed ordination of pastors in same-sex relationships.Evangelical Lutheran Church installs first Trans prelate | Brody Levesque | September 12, 2021 | Washington Blade
After eighth grade, she transferred to Concordia Preparatory School, a Lutheran campus outside Baltimore.Five former students allege sexual assault, misconduct at Lutheran school near Baltimore | Justin Wm. Moyer | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Diane remarried in 2017, at age 81, to retired Lutheran minister and therapist John Hagedorn.Diane Rehm tackles ‘death with dignity’ again, this time in a new documentary | Katherine Ellison | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Reinke lost his pulpit and was drummed out of the conservative Missouri Synod of the Lutheran denomination.
A similar struggle is under way in the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Methodist denominations.
My job as a missionary in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is not to convert anyone to anything.No Talk, No Peace: How Israel's Separation Barrier Cuts Off the Conversation | Angela Zimmann | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Keith had gone to Lutheran services last week and found a pleasant enough crowd there.
I wondered whether I should mumble that I had been raised by a German Lutheran.
Joan Henry Ursinus died; a Lutheran divine, eminent for his learning in sacred and profane history.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Primus Truber, a Lutheran minister, who gave the first edition of the Vandalie scriptures, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
By the way, all you boys were christened in the Lutheran church, faith, were you not?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
South of this is the Lutheran Theological Seminary, beautifully situated, in front of a shady grove of oaks.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
But to his surprise the Lutheran princes who attended the diet refused to give way.
British Dictionary definitions for Lutheran
a follower of Martin Luther or a member of a Lutheran Church
of or relating to Luther or his doctrines, the most important being justification by faith alone, consubstantiation, and the authority of the Bible
of or denoting any Protestant Church that follows Luther's doctrines
- Lutheranism, noun
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