Lutheran Theological Journal

Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ), the tri-annual publication of the ALC teaching staff, explores and applies the tradition of the church in ways that are fresh and that engage the issues of today.

LTJ seeks to encourage and challenge its readers—chiefly the pastors, teachers and lay members of the LCA, and the teaching staff and students of theological colleges in Australia and overseas—by keeping them abreast of recent developments in the primary areas of biblical, theological, historical, educational and pastoral studies. It also provides a forum for students of theology to publish the fruits of their research.

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Contents: Volume 50 No 1 (May 2016)

The essays in this tribute edition of Lutheran Theological Journal have been written in honour of Dr. Dean Zweck.

Aubrey Podlich

Ploughing the headland (poem)


Jo Laffin The papacy: some insights from history


Rick Strelan

Paul’s work and his co-workers


Maurice Schild

Hermann Sasse: a life in three cities


Vic Pfitzner From the Invincible Sun to Christ the Pantocrator: tracing an iconographic trajectory on Roman and Byzantine coinage 40
Lois Zweck ‘Constrained by the love of Christ’: in search of Frau Pastorin Emilie Appelt 55
Stephen Hultgren The ‘new perspective on Paul’: exegetical problems and historical-theological questions 70

Book reviews

John H. Elliott. Beware the Evil Eye: the Evil Eye in the Bible and the ancient world. Vol. 1. Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt (Victor Pfitzner)


Werner Zager, ed. Rudolf Bultmann Günther Bornkamm Briefwechsel 1926-1976 (Maurice Schild)


Contents: Volume 49 No 3 (December 2015)

Dean Zweck

The Communion of saints in Luther’s 1519 sermon, The blessed sacrament of the holy and true body


Tania Nelson

A discussion on the leadership of the principal and the pastor in the Lutheran school community


Peter Lockwood

Job’s enduring innocence and impeccable piety: reassessing the stubborn tradition that says otherwise (Job 42:7–9)


Stephen Haar

The impact of postmodernism on Lutheran hermeneutics


Trevor Schaefer

Luther Bible, 1551 edition



Contents: Volume 49 No 2 (August 2015)

Maurice E Schild

Gospel and canon in Luther’s Bible Prefaces


John A Maxfield

Martin Luther as professor and teacher of the Bible: the Preface to his Genesis lectures


Tanya Wittwer

‘Like offering an apple to a child’: Bonhoeffer on preaching


Stephen J Hultgren

Revisiting the third use of the law


Book review

Yves Congar, O.P. My journal of the Council (Victor C Pfitzner)



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