1. Pastors in Kentucky who favored the strict confessionalism of the Henkels* held conventions 1822 and 1823; no permanent syn. was organized, but the name Kentucky Syn. (or Ev. Luth. Syn. of Kentucky) is sometimes used in connection with this venture.
2. Pastors favoring the modified confessionalism of The General* Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the USA held a conv. 1834 at Jeffersontown, Kentucky This venture also has been called Kentucky Syn. (or Ev. Luth. Syn. of Kentucky); adopted the name Ev. Luth. Syn. of the West* 1835. See also Indiana Synod (I).
3. A Kentucky Syn. (Ev. Luth. Syn. of Kentucky) was formed 1854, joined The General* Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the USA 1855, and was absorbed 1865 by the Olive Branch Ev. Luth. Syn. of Indiana (see United Lutheran Church in America, The, Synods of, 8). See also Southwest, Synod of the.
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