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Lutheran Church


Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483 11 10 – 1546 02 18), a German reformer. Luther's efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Roman Catholic Church launched the Protestant Reformation. Beginning with the 95 Theses, Luther's writings were disseminated internationally, spreading the ideas of the Reformation beyond the ability of governmental and churchly authorities to control it.

The swan is a popular symbol of Martin Luther and is frequently found in Lutheran art. The history (or perhaps legend) behind the references to Luther as a swan is quite interesting. Read a brief summary of the history behind the swan references in the Lutheran Press.

See aslo:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa

As building type

A building designed for public worship by members of the Lutheran community.

List of structures of this type

with images
with notes

Deutsche Evangelische Lutherische Kirche, 1911, Swakopmund, Namibia
Etembeni Lutheran Church, n.d., Peddie, Eastern Cape
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1853, Amalienstein, Western Cape
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1934, Braunschweig, KwaZulu-Natal
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1878, Haarlem, Western Cape
Evangelical Lutheran Church Christusgemeente, n.d., Mkhondo (Piet Retief), Mpumalanga
Evangelical Lutheran Church Markusgemeinde, n.d., Mkhondo (Piet Retief), Mpumalanga
Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Martini Kirche - St Martini Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1851, Cape Town, Western Cape
Felsenkirche - Church on the Rocks, 1911-1912, Lüderitz, Namibia
Friedenskirche (German Lutheran Church), 1912, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Lutheran Church, 1875, Bloemfontein, Free State
Lutheran Church, n.d., Blouberg, Limpopo
Lutheran Church, 1902, Brakfontein, Eastern Cape
Lutheran Church, 1928, Braunschweig, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Church, n.d., Cape Town, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1880, Cape Town, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1791, Cape Town, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1950s, Ermelo, Mpumalanga
Lutheran Church, 1913, Frankfort, Eastern Cape
Lutheran Church, 1977, Parkhill Gardens, Germiston, Gauteng
Lutheran Church, 1887, Harburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Church, 1870, Hermannsburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Church, 1895-1896, Kroondal, North West
Lutheran Church, n.d., Ladismith, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1884, Laingsburg, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1964, Modjadjiskloof (Duiwelskloof), Limpopo
Lutheran Church, n.d., Moolman, Mpumalanga
Lutheran Church, 1950s, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Lutheran Church, 1858, New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Church, pre-1908, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Lutheran Church, 1993, Pretoria, Gauteng
Lutheran Church, n.d., Riversdale, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1852-1854, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, 1907, Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Church, 1921, Wittenberg, Mpumalanga
Lutheran Church - Zionskirche, 1897, Cape Town, Western Cape
Lutheran Church / St Peter Pauls, 1883, Lüneburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Church Complex, 1860 - 1904, Eluphendweni (Braunschweig), Eastern Cape
Lutheran Church Salem, 1939, Mkhondo (Piet Retief), Mpumalanga
Lutheran Church, alt, 1913-14, Cape Town, Western Cape
Lutheran Church, Mngqesha, 1897, Dimbaza, Eastern Cape
Lutheran Church, pulpit, 1905, Cape Town, Western Cape
Lutheran Mission Church, 1891-1892, Bethanie, North West
Lutheran mission church, 1874, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal
Lutheran Mission Church, 1845 : 1868-1869, Reddersburg, Free State
Michaeliskirche, 1963, Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Old Evangelical Lutheran Mission Church, 1859, Bethanië, Namibia
Sexton's house (Lutheran Church), restored, 1939, Cape Town, Western Cape
St Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1880, North End, East London, Eastern Cape
St John's Lutheran Church, 1967, Summerpride, East London, Eastern Cape
St Martini Evangelical Lutheran Church - Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Martini Kirche, 1851, Cape Town, Western Cape
St Martini Lutheran Church, 1875, Kimberley, Northern Cape
St Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904, Berlin, Eastern Cape
St Paul's Lutheran Church, 1906, Macleantown, Eastern Cape
St Peters Lutheran Church, 1890, Pretoria, Gauteng
St Peters Lutheran Church, 1964, Pretoria, Gauteng
St Petri Lutheran Church, 1880 : 1903, Paarl, Western Cape

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