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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

Since the Commission on Theology and Church Relations was established in 1962 by the Synod, it has provided study documents and statements on a number of significant theological issues. The following is a list of reports published by the CTCR by topic:

* Documents Recently Placed Online
* Lutheran Doctrine and Practice
* Lutherans and Other Christians
* The Lord's Supper
* Marriage and Human Sexuality
* Scripture
* Social/Ethical Issues
* Women in the Church
* Charismatic Movement

The CTCR of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has made many of these documents available as PDF downloads. Dates span several decades.

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