Religion: Lutherans in Columbus

Solid and sober as the great Martin Luther looked is U. S. Lutheranism, the intensely individualist faith of many a farmer and small-towner, many a Scandinavian and German-American who still speaks the European tongue of his forebears. Because of the sect's diffuse organization, there is as yet no great single U. S. Lutheran Church whose head might speak with the authority of a Catholic archbishop. Biggest Lutheran body in U. S. is the United Lutheran Church, formed in 1918 of three smaller bodies and today embracing 34 state synods, 4,000 churches, 1,000,000-odd confirmed...

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