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Fruit of the Vine
Perhaps one of the more difficult exegetical questions surrounding Lord’s Supper revolves around the expression “fruit of the vine.” While this expression certainly meant fermented grape wine when celebrated with the ...
The WELS' Walther Heritage
Written in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of his birth and the 100th anniversary of his death, Professor Gawrisch shows the impact of Walther through his students who taught on Wisconsin Synod campuses as well as ...
Habakkuk 2:1-4 -- An Exegetical-Homiletical Study in Preparation for the 500th Anniversary of Luther's Birth
Though little is known about Habakkuk beyond what he tells us about himself, the question he poses in Habakkuk is known to many: “Why does God permit evil?” The highlight of the book, however, is found in 2:4, where we are ...
Old Testament Exegesis at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Presented in 1986, Gawrisch offers an overview of the Old Testament exegesis curriculum offered at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. There are three Old Testament exegesis courses offered. One for each year spent on campus: ...
Introduction to the Psalms
In this thorough introduction to the Psalms, Gawrisch discusses the authenticity of the Psalms and their dating. He gives an overview of what to look for in Hebrew poetry, but also the musical notation of the psalmody. He ...
Luther and Psalm 8
This essay first appeared in Luther Lives: Essays in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth, Edward C. Friedrich, editor. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House, 1983.
Systematic Theology at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Overall the systematics curriculum has not changed much since this paper was written in 1986. WLS accepts the Bible as the inherent word of God and this reflects itself in dogmatics classes as the entire fields of dogmatics ...
Romans 16:17,18 and Its Application to Individual Fellowship
Gawrisch opens by pointing out the discrepancies between the “Statement of the Forty-four” and the “Brief Statement.” The “Statement” openly contradicted the “Brief Statement” in that it denied Romans 16 applied to all ...
The Practical Application of the Doctrine of the Two Natures of Christ
Whenever the person of Christ is attacked, man is robbed of the assurance of the atonement. Jesus was like us in every way, except one: he was without sin. He needed to be like us, he had to live under the law and he had ...
The Separation of Church and State
Though both the Church and State are divinely created, their purpose and the means by which they carry out their purpose are completely different. The Christian is a citizen of two kingdoms. He is a citizen of the spiritual ...