Please submit well catalogued and organized lists of links and resources, especially those that are annotated. Editorial comments about these linked sites are welcomed and encouraged.Listings in this category are of multi-disciplinary lists of links to other URLs or on-site resources. These directories may have a very specific agenda or point of view and may contain editorial commentary.
Sites submitted should deal with the principles, application, and methodology of interpretation. Actual Bible studies, especially those intended for lay use, should be submitted to the Bible Studies subcategory.Exegetical Theology is Biblical interpretation, including isagogics (introductory study, history of the Bible, and versions), hermeneutics (principles of interpretation), and textual criticism.
Submissions should contribute to the history of Lutheranism or to a Lutheran interpretation of pre-Reformation events. Included may be writings by Lutheran Biblical archaeologists or Lutheran studies of the Church fathers.Historical Theology includes Biblical archaeology, the history of the Christian Church, history of doctrine and confessions, and patristics (study of the Church fathers). It may also involve smaller things, such as individuals who are members of the Lutheran Church and are prominent in non-theological fields.
Please note that there is a separate category (Lutheran: Theology: Theologians) intended specifically for writings about major Lutheran theologians or those theologians who spent major parts of their lives involved in Lutheranism.
Because of its impact not only on the church, but also society, the Reformation is covered separately, so historical submissions in this area are catalogued in the category The Reformation: Lutheran Reformation.
Submissions to this category should be of regularly published works dealing primarily with theology by synods, seminaries, colleges, other church agencies, or independent organizations which exist online or are in print form and are available for subscription.Online publications and subscription information for official and unofficial Lutheran print theological periodicals.
Submit sites dealing with the theological and biblical rationale for evangelism, case studies, theory, and proposed application. These may deal with Gospel outreach on church-wide, congregational, small group, or individual levels, both official and unofficial. Include analysis of "target audiences" and their unique social, cultural, or religious status and how they can be addressed.Practical Theology is the application of the other three theological disciplines (Exegetical, Systematic, and Historical), including pastoral theology, church polity, catechetics and education, homiletics, liturgics and hymnody, and ecclesiastical art and architecture.
Doctrinal writings and confessional studies, whether old or new, are proper additions to this category.Systematic Theology, including dogmatics or doctrinal theology, involves the study of symbolic or confessional books, moral philosophy and ethics, and apologetics (defending the faith) and polemics (attacking the positions held by others for doctrinal reasons). It also includes inter-church relations and ecumenical endeavors.