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Article Title

Book Review

Authors

Ejnar Farstrup

Keywords

Lutheran Church, German, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, ethnic backgrounds

Abstract

This well-written and fully documented description of the merging of four Lutheran church bodies springing from German, Swedish, Finnish and Danish ethnic backgrounds is not "popular reading." It is however a description, much needed, of a process in which the heritage of each group is recognized and accepted for what it is in its own right, but also with a keen awareness of the subtle changes wrought by the impact of living in an environment vastly different from the conditions previously known to the original immigrants.

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