The Rev. Dr. Rudolph Blank, former LCMS missionary in Venezuela for more than 40 years and founder and former director of the Juan de Frías Theological Institute, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about this history of Juan de Frías, why his story is important in Latin American Lutheran history, how the Reformation came to Latin America, and the legacy of his work and the work of others in our Lutheran churches today. Read Dr. Blank’s article in the LCMS Reporter at reporter.lcms.org/2021/juan-de-frias-lutheran-martyr-of-venezuela.
Feature image: An auto-da-fé of the Spanish Inquisition: the burning of heretics in a marketplace. Wood engraving by H.D. Linton after Bocourt after T. Robert-Fleury. (Public domain)
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