This issue on the Swedish Lutheran landing and settlement in the Delaware Valley was later available as a hard copy book with detailed map, edited by Oliver K. Olson.
One of the noteworthy and popular essays in the early years was James Nestingen’s “Preaching Repentance,” Lutheran Quarterly 3 (Autumn 1989): 249-266, requested often as a reprint.
Tübingen Lutheran theologian Oswald Bayer appeared again in Lutheran Quarterly, following his first essay in 1988, and on his way to becoming the journal’s most frequent contributor with twenty-five articles. (See also 2012 for Bayer’s special contribution.)
A major statement on Lutheran-Roman Catholic doctrinal “antitheses” by the Göttingen Faculty of Theology was translated for Lutheran Quarterly over three issues in 1991 and later appeared as a self-standing book.
Continuing to mark historical anniversaries, Lutheran Quarterly produced a special issue on “The 250th Anniversary of the Arrival in America of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg.”
Paul Rorem became Associate Editor, succeeding Kenneth Hagen, working with Editor Oliver Olson in general and with responsibility for the Summer issues annually.
A special issue of Lutheran Quarterly (Winter 1996) on “Lutheranism in the Delaware Valley” was supplied to voting members and visitors at the Philadelphia Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1997, complete with a map of historic sites.