We Believe in the Holy Spirit: Global Perspectives on Lutheran Identities

Common foundations, diverse cultures and traditions

The concept of identity today is contested against myriad forms of social, political, economic and ecological exclusion. How is identity expressed in a global Lutheran tradition whose members share common biblical, theological and spiritual foundations yet represent diverse cultures and traditions?

The papers presented in this publication were first discussed at a 2019 LWF global consultation. Church leaders, youth, teaching theologians, lay and ordained practitioners in local communities discussed the Spirit’s work to revive and equip the faithful for the ministry of the church today and into the future.


Publishers: The Lutheran World Federation 

Department: Department for Theology, Mission and Justice  

Program: Identity, Communion and Formation 

Editors: Chad M. Rimmer and Cheryl M. Peterson 

Publication Date: June 2021 

Pages: 288 

Publication Series: LWF Documentation 

ISBN: ISBN 978-3-374-06949-1 

Price: EUR 14.85 plus postage and packing

Languages: English (German and Spanish to come) 

 Global Perspectives on Lutheran Identities