Concordia University, St. Paul, Department of Theology and Ministry faculty members, Drs. Rhoda Schuler and Suzanne Hequet, are among the over one hundred prominent scholars of Lutheran history who contributed to the recently published Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions. The dictionary contains nearly six hundred entries that provide an overview of Luther’s life and work, together with entries on Lutheran traditions from the Reformation to the present day.
Schuler’s entry, “Confirmation,” traces the history of the importance of this public rite and of catechesis for Lutherans. Hequet’s entry, “Regensburg Colloquy” summarizes the contentious 1541 discussions that were intended to reunite European Christians, but failed.