Upon completing its twenty-fifth year of publication in 2011, Lutheran Quarterly, Inc. arranged a U.S. seminary lecture tour by Oswald Bayer, a volume of representative essays, and a banquet in appreciation of its donors.  Bayer’s lecture at Luther Seminary, St. Paul (“A Public Mystery,” appearing in the Summer issue), was followed by the banquet at Augsburg College on March 23, 2012. 

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The Bayer lecture tour also included the Lutheran seminaries in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In recognition of the quarter century of Lutheran Quarterly, Managing Editor Virgil Thompson edited a collection of essays representing the doctrinal emphasis of the journal, namely, Justification is for Preaching.

Banquet guests also received a commemorative booklet dedicated to Oliver K. Olson, containing anniversary notes, a twenty-five year index of authors, and a sampling from the companion book.

Photo: 25th Anniversary Banquet Invitation.

Photo: Cover of Justification is for Preaching.

Photo: Commemorative Booklet Table of Contents…

lutheran quarterly book list early luther “Lutheran Quarterly Books” from Eerdmans published its fourteenth volume, Berndt Hamm’s The Early Luther: Stages in a Reformation Reorientation. The front matter contained the complete list of the fourteen titles (2003-2013).

Photo: List of Lutheran Quarterly Books from The Early Luther.


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In December of 2015, the annual meeting of the Board of Directors paused for a photographic record of the editorial staff, namely (from the left) Managing Editor Virgil Thompson, Editor Paul Rorem, Associate Editor and Book Review Editor Mary Jane Haemig, and Associate Editor Mark Mattes. Not pictured is Associate Editor Timothy Wengert.

Lutheran Quarterly becomes a journal of Johns Hopkins University Press, and looks forward to another thirty years in this new partnership. Fortress Press takes over from Eerdmans for publication of “Lutheran Quarterly Books.” For a thirty-year index of authors, see www.lutheranquarterly.com.

Photo: 2016 Lutheran Quarterly Brochure.