Lutheran Historical Conference


Writings in the Field of American Lutheranism: 1997

Compiled by Dr. James W. Albers, Mr. John N. Dickmeyer and Rev. Robert E. Smith


Adnams, Ian, Elisabeth Zoller, et al. "Anniversary Anecdotes" [75th Anniversary of the Central District of the Lutheran Church-Canada]. Canadian Lutheran 12 (1997) no. 6:9-12.

"AFLC's First President Dies at Age 80." [John Peter Strand, 1916-1997] Lutheran Ambassador 35 (1997) no. 11:17.

Arand, Charles. "The Confessionalism of Missouri in the Early Twentieth Century." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:194-203.

Bushkofsky, Linda Post. "Muhlenberg and the Great Pretenders: Pestifera ecclesiae pondera," The Periodical 42 (1997) no. 3:12-21.

Dallmann, William. "The English Work of the Missouri Synod." [First appeared as a chapter in Ebenezer (Concordia Publishing House, 1922)]. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 3:99-109.

Dyrud, Loiell. "Georg Sverdrup's Dream: A Free Church in a Free Land." Lutheran Ambassador 35 (1997) no. 2:24 (Begins on Back Cover), 18-19.

Egger, Thomas. "Some Catechisms with LCMS Associations in the CHI Collection." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:179-182.

Erling, Maria. "Religion, Contention, and Community among New England's Swedish Immigrants." Journal of the New England Lutheran Historical Society 13 (1997):1-29.

Franzmann, Martin H. "So We Preach!" [A reprint of Franzmann's centennial essay in the Lutheran Witness 22 April 1947]. Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:3-4.

Gawrisch, John F. "Reminiscences." [1904-1911]. Ed. Wilbert R. Gawrisch. WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 2: 28-35.

Green, Lowell. "The Relationship of Werner Elert and America." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 2:75-93.

Green, Lowell. "Walther and Grabau Revisited: Response to Kurt Marquart by Lowell C. Green." Logia 6 (1997) no. 2:36-39.

Gude, George. "Heathen Missions in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:183-193.

Gullixson, Theodore. "A History of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 1935 to 1950." Lutheran Synod Quarterly 37 (1997) no. 2:25-39.

"Harold H. Buls (1920-1997)." [Obituary] Concordia Theological Quarterly 61 (1997) no. 4:243-244.

Heerboth, Paul. "Leaning on the Lord during the Lean Years: The Lutheran Church during the Great Depression." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:217-227.

Hensel, Paul. "Palm Sunday." Faith-Life 70 (1997) 2: 2-6.

Hensel, Paul. "The Hardening of Israel." [A Sermon originally published in Faith-Life 3, 9/10: 13-16] Trans. Floyd Brand. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 1: 8-13. [Part 3]

Hensel, Paul. "The Hardening of Israel." [A Sermon originally published in Faith-Life 3, 11/12: 8-10] Trans. Floyd Brand. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 2: 1, 6-12. [Part 4]

Hensel, Paul. "The Hardening of Israel." [A Sermon originally published in Faith-Life 3, 13/14: 5-7] Trans. Floyd Brand. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 3: 11-14. [Part 5]

Hensel, Paul. "The Hardening of Israel." [A Sermon originally published in Faith-Life 3, 15/16: 4-5] Trans. Floyd Brand. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 4: 20-22. [Part 6]

Hensel, Paul. "The Hardening of Israel." [A Sermon originally published in Faith-Life 3, 17/18: 5-6] Trans. Floyd Brand. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 5: 5-8. [Part 7]

Hensel, Paul. "The Hardening of Israel." [A Sermon originally published in Faith-Life 3, 19/20: 9-11] Trans. Floyd Brand. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 6: 8-11. [Part 8]

Henzi, Ross W. "Oscar J. Naumann - The Making of a President." [WELS] WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 2: 3-19.

Herr, Stephen R., and Matthew L. Riegel. "An American in Nazi Berlin: A Look at Stephen W. Herman Jr. in 1936" Lutheran Theological Seminary Bulletin (Gettysburg) 76-77 (1996-1997) nos. 1-3,4, 1-3, 4:43-56.

Herz, Dietmar, and John David Smith. "Into Danger but Also Closer to God": The Salzburgers' Voyage to Georgia, 1733-1734." Georgia Historical Quarterly (1996) 80 no.1: 1-26.

Hoglund, Donna, and Jane Williams, eds. Growing in Grace: The First Fifty Years of Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Knoxville, TN (P.O. Box 52527, Knoxville, 37950-2527): Tennessee Valley Pub., 1997. 214 pp.

Hoops, Linda C. "We Haven't Kept It to Ourselves: Many Have Been "Sent Forth by God's Blessing to Take the Gospel to the Unreached People around the World." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:21-25.

Huggins, Marvin. "Help from the Homeland." [Sketch of Wilhelm Loehe] Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:11.

Koehler, E. W. "Does a Congregation Ordinarily Have the Right to Temporarily Commit an Essential Part of the Holy Preaching Office to a Layman?" [Originally published in Lehre und Wehre 20 nos. 9, 11-12. It is a transcript of a lecture before the Columbus, Ohio, Pastoral Conference of the Ohio Synod]. Trans. Mark Nispel. Logia 6 (1997) no. 3:37-46.

Kent, Gordon. "Salvation Signs: Canada's Oldest Church for the Deaf Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary." Canadian Lutheran (1997) 12 no. 9:14-15.

Kieta, Geoffrey A. "The Voice and Ministry of the Gospel: The Historical Development of the Lutheran Pastorate, Parts 1-2." [Includes a discussion of American Lutheran pastoral theology texts]. Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly 94 (1997) no. 3:183-197, no. 4:248-265.

Koehler, J. P. "Something about the Anti-Christ and the Battle against Him." [Originally published in Theologische Quartalschrift 13 (1916) 49-61] Trans. Carl Springer. Faith-Life 70 (1997) 3: 1, 26-31.

Laetsch, Leonard. "Aspects of Worship Practices in the History of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:147-163.

Lange, Rudolf. "Rudolf Lange's Letter Written One Year Before the Founding of the Missouri Synod." [Two letters chronicling his 1846 voyage to America and his studies at the Fort Wayne Seminary] Trans. Edward J. Arndt. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 1:21-37.

Loehe, Wilhelm, "Of Confession to the Father Confessor." [Reprinted from Una Sancta 10 (1951) no. 2. Translation of Gesammelte Werke 3:153-193] Trans. Delvin E. Ressel. Lutheran Forum 31 (1997) no. 3:11-12.

Loest, Mark A. "Retracing the Days of Old at Concordia Historical Institute." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:228-233.

Ludwig, Eric. "Missionary Work in India Eighty Years Ago." [1918 letter of Missionary Ludwig]. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 2:70-74.

Mahsman, David L. "A Time to Heal: The Last 20 Years of the Missouri Synod's History Began with a Period of Intense-and Intentional-Rebuilding." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:23-26.

Mahsman, David L. "The German Years: Two Things About the Young Missouri Synod: It was Pretty Thoroughly German. And it Had a Mighty Desire to Be Faithful to God's Word and the Lutheran Confessions." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:15-17.

"Mark John Steege (1906-1997)." [Obituary] Concordia Theological Quarterly 61 (1997) no. 4:244-246.

Marozick, Mark. "The Dissolution of the Synodical Conference Revisited: An ELS Perspective, 1957-1962." Lutheran Synod Quarterly 37 (1997) no. 3:49-85.

Marquart, Kurt. "Walther and Grabau Revisited: Kurt Marquart Responds to Lowell Green." Logia 6 (1997) no. 2:31-36.

Mayerhoff, Johanna Deierling. "Reminiscences of Our Pioneering Days in Boyd County, Nebraska." [Beginning 1890]. WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 1: 32-38.

Meyer, Marie. "Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod 1847-1997: And the Truth Shall Make You Free" [LCMS Historiography]. Lutheran Forum 31 (1997) no. 1:40-44.

Mundinger, Gerhard H. "Wilhelm Loehe." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) 1:2-20.

Nichol, Todd W. "Temples Made with Hands: A Norwegian-American Lutheran Congregation and Its Houses of Worship." [Our Savior Lutheran Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota] Lutheran Quarterly 11 (1997) no. 4:422-462.

"Our Seminary: The First Fifty Years." [A Short History of Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary]. Lutheran Synod Quarterly 37 (1997) no. 3:19-21.

Pless, Joel. "Prof. John Philipp Koehler's 1930 Reminiscences: A Synopsis, Analysis and Application." WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 1:17-28.

Porvoo Common Statement. [Ecumenical document that influenced the ELCA-Episcopal Concordat ]. Concordia Theological Quarterly 61 (1997) no. 1-2:3-34.

Preus, Daniel. "Missouri's Catechetical Heritage." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:164-178.

"Proceedings of the 15th Convention of the German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin and Other States Held in the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Watertown, Wis. June 22 to 28, 1865." Trans. Arnold O. Lehmann. WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 1: 3-16. [Continued from Vol. 14, no. 2]

Rast, Lawrence R., Jr. "The Founding TheoLogian." [Sketch of C. F. W. Walther] Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:10-11.

Rast, Lawrence R., Jr. "Unchanging Faith in Changing Times: The German Lands of the Early 1800s Were Not Friendly to Confessional Lutherans, So Many of the Lutherans Left." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:6-7.

Rast, Lawrence R., Jr. "Head-On Collision: 'Conservatives' and 'Moderates' Clashed in the 'Great Lutheran Civil War' of the 1970s." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:20-22.

Roeber, A. Gregg. "Der Pietismus in Nordamerika im. 18 Jhd.," in Martin Brecht et al, eds., Die Geschichte des Pietismus. 4 vols. (G”ttingen, 1992- ) v. 2 (1995) pp. 666-99.

Roeber, A. Gregg. "J.C. Helmuth, Evangelical Charity and the Public Sphere in Pennsylvania, 1793-1800," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1997), p. 121.

Rosin, Wilbert. "The Pastor Isn't the Church: A Struggle Early in Our History Reminds Us That the Laity Don't Merely 'Pray, Pay and Obey.' " Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:12-13.

Rosin, Wilbert. "The Story before the Story: To Understand the History of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, You Have to Understand What Went Before." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:4-5.

Ross, Paula Schlueter. "The Changing Face of Ethnic Ministry: The Young Missouri Synod Reached Out Not Only to German Immigrants, but to American Indians, African Americans, Asians and Others as Well. Today, At-Home Mission Means 'All of Us Reaching Out as a Multi-Racial Church Body.' " Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:9-11.

Sauer, Angelika E. "Christian Charity, Government Policy and German Immigration to Canada and Australia, 1947 To 1952." Canadian Issues/Themes Canadiens (Canada) (1996) no. 18: 159-180.

Schmelder, Keith M. "Help for the Homeland: The Missouri Synod Was at the Forefront of Efforts to Help the Suffering Masses in a Defeated-and Destroyed-Germany after the Second World War." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:17-19.

Schmelder, William J. "A Synod Is born: America Was a Big Draw to German Lutherans Looking for a Better Life. Once Here, Some of Them Found Others of Like Conviction--and founded a New Fellowship of Lutheran Congregations." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:8-9,12-14.

Schmelder, William J. "A Synod Is born." [Birth of the LCMS in 1847. Includes box on Canada]. Canadian Lutheran 12 (1997) no. 5:22-24.

Schroeder, Annette. "Compassionate Ministry: In Response to the Love God Has Shown Us in Jesus Christ, Missouri Synod People Have Been Zealous to Show That Love to Others." [A History of LCMS Social Ministry]. Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:5-8.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Walking in a Different Furrow." [Carl John Lawrenz, 1908-1989] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 9:18-19.

Schroeder, Morton A. "A Man of "Unusual Talents"" [Carl F. W. Gausewitz, 1861-1927] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 5:16-17.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Eccentric Man, Faithful Christian." [J. F. Gustav Harders, 1863-1917] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 7:14-15.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Gifted Musician." [Friedrich Otto (Fritz) Reuter, 1863-1924] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 6:14-15.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Oscar J. Naumann: A President for His Time." Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 3:8-9.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Peacemaking Pastor, Professor, President." [Johannes Peter Carl Meyer, 1873-1964] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 8:16-17.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Pen Mightier Than Sword." [James Palmer (Jeb) Schaefer, 1922-1995] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 12:8-9.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Presto, Fermata, Al Fine." [Kurt John Eggert, 1923-1993] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 10:10-11.

Schroeder, Morton A. "Sound TheoLogian, Loving Father." [Johannes Schaller, 1859-1920]. Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 4:16-17.

Schroeder, Morton A. "The Past is Present." [Edward Carl Friedrich II, 1917-1995] Northwestern Lutheran 84 (1997) no. 11:16-17.

Schuetze, Martin. "As Traveling Preacher in North Dakota." Trans. Armin Schuetze. [1902-1945] WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 1: 29-31.

Selle, C. A. T. "C.A.T. Selle's Illinois Pastorates: An Autobiography." [A translation of Der Lutheraner article of 31 May and 29 November 1898] Trans. and ed. William H. Nielsen and George R. Nielsen. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 3:110-137.

Selle, C. A. T. "Early Years of C. A. T. Selle: an Autobiography." [A translation of Der Lutheraner article of 31 May and 29 November 1898] Trans. and ed. William H. Nielsen and George R. Nielsen. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 2:53-69.

Sierling, Andy. "All Those Schools: When the Saxons Arrived in St. Louis, They Began a School Even before They Built a Place of Worship." [A history of LCMS parochial schools]. Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:18-20.

Smith, Andrew, and Roxanne Smith. "Rector Georg Schick." [Fort Wayne Freie Presse article on the 50th anniversary of Schick's professorship at Concordia College - Fort Wayne]. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 1:38-47.

Smith, Robert E. "A Heart for Missions." [Sketch of F. C. D. Wyneken] Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:10-11.

Smith, Robert E. "Friedrich Wyneken's Yellow Pants." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 4:13.

Solberg, Richard W. "Lutheran College Education in the United States," in Religious Higher Education in the United States: A Source Book. Thomas C. Hunt and James C. Carper, eds. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996. pp. 89-134.

Solberg, Richard W. " What Can the Lutheran Tradition Contribute to Christian Higher Education?" in Models for Christian Higher Education, Richard T. Hughes, ed. Grand Rapids, MI: William Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997. pp. 71-91.

Spaeth, A. "What Is Church Music?" Faith-Life 70 (1997) 3:20-23.

Springer, John. "The Rise of 'American Lutheranism.' " Faith-Life 70 (1997) 3:14-20.

Stevens, Leland. "Thoroughly American: It Took Awhile, but the German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States Eventually Became Red, White and True-Blue." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 5:14-16.

Strand, David. "A Tour through Our History: If You're Out and About This Summer, You Might Want to Visit Some of the Sites That Will Bring Our Synod's History Alive for You." Lutheran Witness 116 (1997) no. 6:15-19.

Suelflow, August R. "What Sources to Use." [A short bibliography of American Lutheran history]. Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:234-236.

Svebakken, Gene L., and Paul Bacon. "Dreams, Disappointments, Achievements: The First 150 Years of [LCMS] Social Ministry." Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 70 (1997) no. 4:204-216.

Todd, Mary. "Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod 1847-1997: Thinking About History: The Missouri Compromise." Lutheran Forum 31 (1997) no. 4:43-46.

Ulrich, Ross W. "What Makes a Great Church Builder - Look at E. Benjamin Schlueter for a Good Example!" [WELS Pastor, Early 20th Century]. WELS Historical Institute Journal 15 (1997) 2: 20-27.

Walth, Vernon, and Armand Bauer. "Jehovah Lutheran Church Records, Hosmer, South Dakota: Marriage Register." Heritage Review (1996) 26 no. 3: 46-48.

Walther, C. F. W. "Concerning Absolution." [Reprinted from The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, 1929, Lectures 17, 18, 36]. Trans. W. H. T. Dau. Lutheran Forum 31 (1997) no. 3:12-13.

Waskow, Glenn A. "The Protestant Face on International Affairs: Dr. O. Frederick Nolde and Human Rights." The Periodical 42 (1997) no. 3:1-11.

Wentz, Frederick K. "July 1, 1863, at the Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg." Lutheran Theological Seminary Bulletin (Gettysburg) 76-77 (1996-1997) nos. 1-3,4, 1-3, 4:57-63.

Wiecher, William S. "Piepkorn on the Third Sacrament: An American Lutheran Reconsideration." Lutheran Forum 31 (1997) no. 3:34-38.

Wolf, Edmund Jacob. "The Ravages of War." [Reprinted from: The Lutherans of America (NY: J. A. Hill, 1890)] Faith-Life 70 (1997) 1: 13-18.

Ziegler, Edwin. "Burial Records, From 1880 To 1966: Immanuel Lutheran Parish Of Kaylor, South Dakota [Formerly Tripp, South Dakota]." Heritage Review (1996) 26 no. 1: 17-30.


Account Book of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1747-1809. Trans. and ed. Frederick S. Weiser. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1997. 75 pp.

Almen, Lowell G. One Great Cloud of Witnesses!: You and Your Congregation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chicago: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1997. 110 pp.

Avery, William O. Empowered Laity: The Story of the Lutheran Laity Movement for Stewardship. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1997. 176 pp.

Bachmann, E. Theodore, with Mercia Brenne Bachmann. The History of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1918-1962. Ed. Paul Rorem. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1997. 384 pp.

Bast, Robert James. Honor Your Fathers: Catechism and the Emergence of a Patriarchal Ideology in Germany, 1400-1600. New York: Brill, 1997. 272 pp.

Behrman, Chester T. One Hundred Fifty Christmases: A history of Trinity Lutheran Church, Darmstadt, Indiana. [Darmstadt, IN: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1997]. 260 pp.

Beineke, Tom. Built on a Rock: A History of Missouri Synod Lutherans in New England. [Springfield, MA: 1997].

Bickel, A[dolf]. M. Our Forgotten Founding Father: A Biography of Pastor William Loehe. Napoleon Ohio, 1997. 61pp.

Blanck, Dag. Becoming Swedish-American: The Construction of an Ethnic Identity in the Augustana Synod, 1860-1917. Uppsala: Uppsala University, 1997. 240 pp.

Cruse, Bernard W., Jr. Calvary Lutheran Church, Concord, North Carolina: A History, 1913-1966. Concord, NC: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1997. 175 pp.

Etuk, Udo. Jonathan Udo Ekong: The Log-bell Ringer: Memoirs of a Patriarch. [Nigeria]: Lutheran Church of Nigeria, 1997. 150 pp.

Evenson, George O. Send Out Your Light: A History of the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute. Camrose, Alberta: Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, 162 pp.

First Lutheran Church, Litchville, North Dakota: 100th Anniversary, 1897-1997. Litchville, ND: The Church, 1997. 158 pp.

Fischer, Robert H. A Servant of All People: The Legacy of William Alfred Passavant (1821-1894), Pioneer in the Church's Ministry of Mercy. Chicago: Lutheran School of Theology, 1997. 39 pp.

Freed, Edwin D., and Ann W. Freed. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Smithville, Ohio: A Religious And Social History (C. 1842-1996). Wooster, OH: E. D. Freed, 1997. 131 pp.

Gluchman, Vasil. Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics. Studies in Religion and Society, Vol. 37. Edwin Mellen Press, 1987.

Gotwald, Luther A., Jr. "It Happened at Augsburg." [private, 1997, 268 pp.]

[Heffner, John H., comp.] Burial Records of the Roxborough Presbyterian Churchyard: January 1986. [Topton, PA: Heffner], 1997. [Includes Records from Whitemarsh Lutheran Church above Fourtown].

Hidy, Ross F. The Story of St. Mark's Square. Concord, CA: Lutheran Pioneer Press, 1997. 161 pp.

Holze, Heinrich, ed. The Church as Communion: Lutheran Contributions to Ecclesiology. Geneva, Switzerland, Lutheran World Federation, 1997. 418 pp.

Holtzen, Lee Roy. The Role of the Lutheran Teacher. Rev. 8th edition. Seward, NE: Concordia College, Graphic Printing Co., 1997. 230 pp.

Hughes, Richard T., and William B. Adrian. Models for Christian Higher Education: Strategies for Survival and Success in the Twenty-first Century. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997.

Jacobs, Henry Eyster. Elements of Religion. [Reprint] Decatur, IL: Repristination Press, 1997. 261 pp.

Koehler, John Philipp. The Wauwatosa Theology: J. P. Koehler, August Pieper, John Schaller. Ed. Curtis A. Jahn. 3 vols. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House, 1997.

Koski, Pat, and Bill Moekinen. Wuoritso--St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Copper Cliff: 100 Years, a Centennial Publication. Sudbury, Ont.: Central Printers, 1997. 207 pp. [Some text in Finnish].

Kurtz, Michael J. John Gottlieb Morris: Man of God, Man of Science. 1997.

Langseth, Peder Olsen. Reflections and Translations by Julius P. Anderson of Times Past. MN: S.M. Wadsworth, 1997. 60pp.

Lee, Robert Lloyd. A New Springtime: Centennial Reflections on the Revival in the Nineties among Norwegian-Americans. ([Minneapolis, MN: AFLC], 1997).161 pp. [Available from AFLC Parish Education, 3110 E. Medicine Lake Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55441].

Lehrke, Eugene Andrew. Mother Zion's: A History Of Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church, East Germantown/Pershing IN, 1822-1997. [S.L.: s.n.], 1997. 98 pp.

Living Echoes: A Collection of Meditation by Retired Lutheran Pastors. Minneapolis: Bible Banner Press, 1997. 245 pp.

Lutheran Education Conference of North America (LECNA). From Mission to Marketplace: Papers and Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting, Lutheran Education Conference of North America. Washington, D.C.: LECNA, 1997. 58 pp.

Martin, Janet Letnes, and Suzann (Johnson) Nelson. Growing up Lutheran: What Does This Mean? Hastings, MN: Caragana Press, 1997. 227 pp. [Wit and humor in Scandinavian Lutheranism)

Mission on a Changing Frontier: Congregational Heritage Workshop. 1996 Presentation. Columbia, SC: Friends of the James R. Crumley Jr. Archives, 1997. 67 pp.

Molstad, John A., Jr. Predestination: Chosen in Christ. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House, 1997. 125 pp.

Mwakabana, Hance A. O. "Theological Perspectives on Other Faiths: Toward a Christian Theology of Religions: Documentation from a Consultation held in Bangkok, 10-13 July 1996." Geneva, Switzerland: Lutheran World Federation, 1997. 292 pp.

Names and Information Contained in the Minister's Book from the Immanuels Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamilton County, Nebraska, 1874-1917. Kingwood, TX: Edmund C. Elkjer, 1997. 161 pp.

Naeseth, Gerhard, comp. Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, 1844-1946. Vol. 2. Madison, Wisconsin: Vesterheim Genealogical Center, 1997.

Nielsen, John W., ed. "Many Danes, Some Norwegians, Karen Miller's Diary 1894." Blair, NE: Lur Publications, Danish Immigrant Archives, Dana College, [1997?].

Oppedal, Alan, ed. and comp. Lost Island Lutheran Church, 125th Anniversary Celebration, 1872-1997, A History Book. [Lost Island, Iowa? : s.n., 1997?] 48 pp.

Pieper, Franz August Otto. The Difference between the Reformed and the Lutheran Interpretation of the So-called Third Use of the Law. Trans. Richard W. Strobel. [1997?]. [Original appeared in German in Theologische Quartalschrift, 13:2 (April 1916)].

Quill, Timothy C. J. The Impact of the Liturgical Movement on American Lutheranism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997. 252 pp.

Schjorring, Jens Holger, Prasanna Kumari, Norman A. Hjelm, eds.; Viggo Mortensen, coordinator. From Federation to Communion: The History of the Lutheran World Federation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997. 552 pp.

Senn, Frank C. Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997. 747 pp.

Sjursen, Finn Wiig. Den haugianske periode, 1796-ca.1850. IV, Haugianismen i Amerika. Bergen, Norway: NLA-forlaget, 1997. 112 pp.

Solberg, Richard W. "A Survey of Oral History Resources in Lutheran Higher Education: Located in the Archives of the Churches and of Lutheran Colleges and Universities in North America." Washington, DC: Lutheran Education Conference of North America, 1997. 80 pp.

Sorum, E. Allen. Change: Mission and Ministry across Cultures. Milwaukee: WELS Outreach Resources, 237pp.

St. Paul Lutheran Church member statistical history & cemetery directory, 1782-1997. Shenandoah, VA : [St. Paul Historical Committee], 1997. 127 pp.

Stevens, Nora. Our History, 1897-1997: A Centennial History of the Malvik Lutheran Church Cemetery and A Record of Those Buried There. [Guthrie, MN: N. Stevens, 1997]. 68 pp.

Stiemke, Frederick A. "A History of the Ministry of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod People Who Have Mental Retardation." 1997.

Threinen, Norman J. A Sower Went Out: Central District History of the Lutheran Church-Canada. Lutheran Church--Canada, 1997. [Covers period Supplement from 1982 to present].

Tilley, Doris Belk, and David Bland, eds. The First 75 Years: A History of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Durham, NC: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1997. 120 pp.

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Women's Ordination: Survey of Clergywomen and Clergymen. Report II: Analysis of First Calls to Ordained Ministry. Chicago: ELCA, 1997. 8 pp.

Veal, David L. An Essential Unity: A Contemporary Look at Lutheran and Episcopal Liturgies. Morehouse Publishing Company, 1997. 72 pp.

Wargelin, Raymond. Suomi Synod Theological Seminary, 1904-1962. Privately published, 1997.

Weiser, Frederick S., Paulette J. Weiser and Edward H. Weiser, eds. Weiser Families in America: Prepared for the Three-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of John Conrad Weiser (1696-1760). New Oxford, PA: John Conrad Weiser Family Association, 1997.

Weiser, Frederick S., ed. Pennsylvania Dutch Postcards. Dover Publications, 1997.

Wegenest, Clarence and Esther. In His Service, Ten Young Men Volunteer to Help Reconstruct the War-Torn Mission Field of Lutheran Mission New Guinea. [By authors, 1997] Contact Mrs. Esther D. Wegenest; 2507 West Charles St. Grand Island, NE 68803.

Wehrwein R. E. Surveying Small Lutheran Groups. [S.L.: Lutheran Conference of Confessional Fellowship], 1997. ["The Lutheran Conference of Confessional Fellowship has gathered the series of articles appearing in various issues of the LCCF Newsletter from 1992 to 1997 in which R.E. Wehrwein attempted to outline the origin and some elements in the history of the Orthodox Lutheran Conference, The Concordia Lutheran Conference, the Lutheran Churches of the Reformation, the Fellowship of Lutheran Congregations and the Illinois Lutheran Conference."-p.3 of pt.1.] 80 pp. In 2 v.

Wendland, Ernst H. The Diary of a Missionary. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1996. 319 pp.

Wolf, C. Umhau. Nineteenth Century Lutheranism in Northwestern, Ohio and Southeastern Michigan: Part Two, 1851-1866. Toledo, OH: C. U. Wolf, 1997. 140 pp.

Dissertations, Theses, Degree Projects & Unpublished Academic Papers

Bahr, Ferdinand O. "Developing Small Group Ministry at a Lutheran Church in Metro Milwaukee by Adapting the Meta-church Model." D.Min. Thesis, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1997. 164 pp.

Baglyos, Paul Alex. "In This Land of Liberty: American Lutherans and the Young Republic, 1787-1837." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago, 1997. 294 pp.

Bassett, Leonard E. "Member Tuition: Its Impact on the Mission of Lutheran Elementary Schools in the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod." Ph.D. Dissertation, St. Louis University, 1997. 261 pp.

Beck, John Harold. "The Effects of the Number of Roles, the Time Spent in Different Roles, and Selected Demographic Variables on Burn-out and Job Satisfaction among Iowa Lutheran Clergy." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Iowa, 1997. 150 pp.

Bloedel, Peter Jonathan. "Bethany Lutheran College: The Development of a Collegiate Theatre Department." MA Thesis, Mankato State University, 1997.

Chang, Sandra Teresita, "Religious vs. Secular Counseling Preference of American Catholic, Mainline Protestant, and Fundamentalist Protestant Christians as a Function of Spiritual Maturity, Christian Orientation, and Gender." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1997. 134 pp. [ELCA is primary Lutheran group.]

Crowther, Joseph Gregory. "Introducing Imaginal Preaching to a New Congregations: Experiences with the Kingdom of Heaven at King of Glory Lutheran Church." D.Min. Thesis, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1997. 66pp.

Danner, David L. " . . . Standing at the Altar Together . . .." D.Min. Thesis. Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 1997. 111 pp.

Deknatel, Arnold W. "Leading the Small Church toward Growth: Risen Christ Lutheran Church." D.Min. Thesis, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997. 291 pp.

Erben, Andreas. "Predictors of Divorce Adjustments among Members of Three Conservative Protestant Denominations." Ph.D. Dissertation, Andrews University, 1997. 484 pp. [Seventh-Day Adventists, Lutheran Church, Nazarene Church.]

Ficken, Jock Ervin. "Affecting Congregational Change for an Effective Future," D.Min. Thesis, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997. 267 pp. [Primary focus on Lutheran congregations].

Fjeldstad, Arne H. "Communicating Christ on the Information Superhighway (Internet)," D.Min, Thesis, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997. 362 pp. [Includes results of "in-depth research of a few hundred Lutheran churches worldwide."]

Fox, Pauline Marie, "Reflection on Moravian Music: A Study of Two Collections of Manuscript Books in Pennsylvania, Ca 1800." Ph.D., Thesis, New York University, 1997. 272 pp. [Background of Lutheran Pietism].

Francis, Perry Clark. "Narcissistic and Spiritual Well-being Measures of Lutheran Clergy Who Have Committed Sexual Misconduct." Ed.D. Thesis, University of Northern Colorado, 1997. 105 pp. [Includes surveys sent to ELCA, LC-MS, and WELS clergy].

Gilbert, Jackson George, Jr. "Developing a Lay Ministry of Mentoring/Tutoring between Local Congregation and the Public School System: A Model for Ministry." D.Min., Drew University, 1997. 39 pp. [One of the two schools involved included Redeemer Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC.]

Hedstrom, Loren Keith. "Role Assignment in Family of Origin as a Motivating Factor in the Development of a Sense of Inner Call for the Male Clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America." Thesis. San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1997. 115 pp.

Hilgendorf, Mary Elizabeth, "C. F. W. Walther and Education in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod." Ph.D. Dissertation. Marquette University. 270 pp.

Hirsch, Philip Christian. "Reducing the Propensity for Urban Violence through the Strengthening of Relationships." D.Min. Thesis, United Theological Seminary, 1997. [Christus Lutheran Church, Camden, NJ] 114 pp.

Jackson, Martin H. "Christ and the Pastoral Office: Representation and Limits in Scripture, the Confessions, and Lutheran Fathers." M. Div. Thesis, Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1997. 42pp.

Jones, Ronald William. "Strategic Planning in Student Services: The Lutheran Colleges and Universities of North America." Ph.D. Dissertation: Texas Tech University, 1997. 223 pp.

Lack, Janet S. "Parent Participation and Student Persistence in Small Colleges." Ed.D. Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997. 82 pp. [Parents of students at Dana, Hastings, Midland colleges and Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1994.]

Maxim, Jack F. "Finding a Lutheran Identity in Downeast Maine." D. Min Thesis, Bangor Theological Seminary, 1997. 98 pp.

McLean, Terri Bocklund. "A How-to-Theology for Choosing and Using the Best Music for Lutheran Contemporary Worship." M.A.R. Thesis, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, 1997. 130 pp.

Nelson, Jeffrey Scott. "The Theology of Inexpedience: Two Case Studies of 'Moderate' Congregational Dissent in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod [1969-1981]" Thesis. Lutheran Seminary, 1997. 184 pp. DA9708670.

Palmer, Rachel M. "Selected Characteristics of Basketball Coaches in Lutheran Elementary Schools." Ed.D., Thesis, United States Sports Academy, 1997. 120 pp.

Qi, Xiaoxin, "A Matter of Cultural Discourse: Religion, Nation, Gender." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1997. 203 pp.

Rutkowicz, John. "Aspects of Church and Ministry in M. Loy and C. P. Krauth, Compared and Contrasted." MA Research Paper, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, 1997. 31 pp.

Schultz, Robert J. "Pastoral Visitation to Small Churches: An Experiment in Ministry." D. Min. Thesis, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, 1997. 293 pp.

Sidebothom, Timothy James. "Music in the Marriage Rites of Mainline Protestantism (1978-1993): A Theological, Liturgical, and Cultural Analysis [Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Hymnody)." Ph.D. Dissertation, Drew University, 1997. 210 pp.

Smith, David Stephen, "Preaching Law and Gospel in an Individualistic Culture." D.Min. Thesis at Aquinas Institute, 1997. 157 pp.

Turnquist, Arlynne Claire, "A Lutheran-Episcopal Vision and Practicum," D.Min. Thesis, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997. 216 pp. [Congregational cooperation in West-Texas.]

Ziedonis, Ruth Sonia. "A Pastoral Approach for the Journey of Healing and Wholeness through Sharing One's Latvian Grief Story," D.Min. Thesis, School of Theology at Claremont, 1997. 231 pp.

Videos and Other Media

Faith to Faith, The Story of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod in Perry County, Missouri. [Videorecording] Frohna, Missouri: Saxon Heritage Inc., 1997.

Into the World...To the End of the Age. [Videorecording]. (Concordia Publishing House, 1997). 2 Cassettes

Marty, Martin. Ten Years Together. [Videorecording]. Chicago : Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1997. [Reflections on the ten year anniversary of the ELCA]. 1 Cassette.

Almen, Lowell G. Remembering When. [Videorecording] Chicago : Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1997. [Scenes from the history of Lutheranism in America]. 1 Cassette.

Journals Reviewed

  • Canadian Lutheran
  • Church History
  • Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly
  • Concordia Journal
  • Concordia Student Journal
  • Concordia Theological Quarterly
  • Cresset
  • Currents in Theology and Mission
  • Dialog
  • Faith and Fellowship
  • Faith-Life
  • First Things
  • JEDP: Journal of English District Pastors
  • Journal of the New England Lutheran Historical Society
  • Logia
  • Lutheran Ambassador
  • Lutheran Forum
  • Lutheran Quarterly
  • Lutheran Synod Quarterly
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary Bulletin (Gettysburg)
  • Lutheran Witness
  • Missio Apostolica
  • Northwestern Lutheran
  • Trinity Seminary Review
  • WELS Historical Institute Journal
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly
  • Word and World

Not Available

  • Consensus: A Canadian Lutheran Journal of Theology
  • For the Record: The Newsletter of the Canadian Lutheran Historical Association
  • Lutheran Partners

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