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The Lutheran tradition arose during the European Reformation times of the 16th Century c.e. Martin Luther (1483-1546), in stating differences with the dominant Catholic tradition, based his opinions on the Bible. Rejected by the Catholic church, Luther promoted beliefs such as the "priesthood of all believers" and "salvation by faith alone in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ". The tradition spread across northern Europe and across the globe eventually. The Lutheran World Federation represents unique forms of the church worldwide and coordinates education, interfaith cooperation, relief and outreach ministries.
Links: Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Update on 6-28-10
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