A Protestant denomination that arose from the teachings of Martin Luther. Lutherans are known for their stress on the doctrine of justification by grace, through faith, and for their insistence on the Bible (see also Bible) alone as a rule of faith. Lutherans practice baptism of infants and believe that Jesus is really, not just symbolically, present in the sacrament of Communion.
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How to use Lutheran Church in a sentence
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
The “bishops” of the Lutheran Church in Transylvania are equivalent to the superintendents.
Mr. Dahle always took an active interest in public affairs and in the work of the Lutheran Church of which he is a member.
"Oh—the Lutheran Church," said Ingeborg, catching at a straw.The Pastor's Wife | Elizabeth von Arnim
Says he's married, naturalized citizen, Lutheran Church, die-cutter by profession.Once Upon A Time | Richard Harding Davis
He found a Lutheran Church almost two miles away, and declared that it was better than the one in Cleveland.Jennie Gerhardt | Theodore Dreiser