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 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)



Contents: Volume 49 No 1 (May 2015)

Robert Kolb

Nowhere more present and active than in the holy letters: Luther’s understanding of God’s presence in scripture


Kathryn A Kleinhans

The word made words: a Lutheran perspective on the authority and use of the scriptures


James Arne Nestingen

Graven images and Christian freedom


David Moore

The Reformation, Lutheran tradition and missionary linguistics


Book reviews

Jason Cusick, Read me like a book: using hermeneutics as a guide to pastoral counseling (Robert J Kempe)



Adam G Cooper, Naturally human, supernaturally God: deification in pre-conciliar Catholicism (Fraser Pearce)



Henry Reynolds, Forgotten war (Trevor Schaefer)



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