Accepting My Role as Acceptor

 Edward H. Schroeder [Presentation at the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America Conference, Valparaiso, In., 1964. Printed in Proceedings of the 1964 VU Workshop and Institute on Human Relation July 24-26, 1964.] ABSTRACT Professional church workers are specifically fingered for the church’s unique role of administering God’s Christ-connect acceptance of the world. Yet, there are barriers to accepting …

A Theology of Acceptance

Edward H. Schroeder [Presentation at the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America Conference, Valparaiso, IN, 1964. Printed in Proceedings of the 1964 VU Workshop and Institute on Human Relation July 24-26, 1964.] ABSTRACT The human personality reveals a core hunger for acceptance, thus making a theology of acceptance like Tillich’s important. Yet, while craving acceptance, human beings are …

Suffering

Edward H. Schroeder [Presentation at the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America Conference, Valparaiso, In., 1964. Printed in Proceedings of the 1964 VU Workshop and Institute on Human Relation July 24-26, 1964.]   The difficulty we just had in getting the tape-recorder functioning for this speech might serve to introduce the subject “Suffering,” for in this electronic age …

Robert Bertram’s Dissertation: The Human Subject as the Object of Theology

BertramDissertation_text (PDF) This is Robert Bertram’s Dissertation.  It is searchable but is much easier to read in the above PDF document.     THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO THE HUMAN SUBJECT AS THE OBJECT OF THEOLOGY LUTHER BY WAY OF BARTH A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE DIVINITY SCHOOL IN CANDIDACY FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF …

The Professional Responsibility of the Christian Lawyer

Robert W. Bertram [Presented at the Conference on the Professional Responsibility of the Christian Lawyer, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, April 25, 1964.]   1) In the profession which I represent, some of the biggest names – John Calvin, Martin Luther, Tertullian, St. Paul — have been ex-lawyers (in the cases of Calvin and Luther, at least ex-law students.) …

“Preface” to Theology in the Life of the Church

[in Theology in the Life of the Church, iii-iv. Edited by Robert W. Bertram. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1963.]   The hope of theology lives in this balance: Quod vitam theologiae, id Ecclesiae animat, et Ecclesia, quae ad vitam pertinet, eadem ad theologiam. What is life for theology Is life for the Church, And the Church for life Is …

C.F.W. Walther On Law and Gospel Toward a Revival of Lutheran Hermeneutics

Robert W. Bertram, Paul G. Bretscher, Albert G. Huegli, O.P. Kretzmann, Edward H. Schroeder, John Streitelmeier (The typist was able to distinguish only those items written by Bertram and Schroeder. After each thesis, the writer is indicated.) [Reprint of “The Orthodox Teacher and the Word of God.” The Cresset 25 (March, 1962):.4-18. Reprinted with permission from The Cresset.] …

C.F.W. Walther On Law and Gospel Toward a Revival of Lutheran Hermeneutics

Robert W. Bertram, Paul G. Bretscher, Albert G. Huegli, O.P. Kretzmann, Edward H. Schroeder, John Streitelmeier11 (This typist was able to distinguish only those items written by Bertram and Schroeder. After each thesis, the writer is indicated.) [Reprint of “The Orthodox Teacher and the Word of God.” The Cresset 25 (March, 1962):.4-18. Reprinted with permission from The Cresset.] …

Scripture and Confessions; A Session with Schneeweis

[Presentation, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1962] Robert Bertram His name alone was enough to lure me into conversation with him, “Simon Schneeweiss, pastor at Crailsheim.” I had passed him often, on page 317 of my Book of Concord. There he stood with the other confessors of Smalcald, only a few lines up from Melanchton, though he had signed …

Lord Teach us to Pray

Edward H. Schroeder [Printed in Nexus, Vol. 2:1 (Nov. 1961).]   “Pious Roman Catholics pray the entire Psalter once a week, Anglicans once a month, Lutherans almost never.” Why? In public worship we tolerate the psalms. The synodical hymnal includes about one third of them. The Sunday introit and gradual preserve a snatch of them. In Walther League …