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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For a complete index of all articles published in the journal since inception:

Recent issues

Contents: Volume 52 No 2 (August 2018)

Matthias Prenzler

Liturgy and the Lutheran Church

56

Stephen Nuske

‘Our Confession Approves Giving Honor to the Saints’ – Really?  Towards a Calendar for Ritual Memory Retention Down Under

62

Eric Trozzo

The Centrality of the Communicatio Idiomatum for Lutheran Theological Identity

94

Geoffrey Johnston

Singing the Future with Sacred Song

103

Book reviews

Gene Edward Veith Jr. and A. Trevor Sutton, Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World, Saint Louis: CPH, 2017. (Thomas Pietsch)

112

 

Joel Biermann, Wholly Citizens: God’s Two Realms and Christian Engagement with the World, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017. (Thomas Pietsch)

114

 

David G. Hunter, ed., Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity, Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2018. (Wendy Mayer)

117

 

Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs, eds, Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017. (Wendy Mayer)

119

Contents: Volume 52 No 1 (May 2018)

Greg Pietsch

Reflections on the Status of the Church as We Look Towards the Future

3

Erik Braunack-Mayer

When Ministry Becomes a Yoke Too Hard to Bear!

16

Gary Jewson

Nurturing Hope

20

Gene Edward Veith

Christian Secularism: Vocation in the Postmodern World

25

David Buck

Some Thoughts on ‘Hermann Sasse’s Final Reflections on the Status of Scripture’, LTJ December 2017

36

Book reviews

Andrew Pettegree. 2017. Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation. (Chelsea Pietsch)

39

 

Edward H. Schroeder. 2016. Gift and Promise: The Augsburg Confession and the Heart of Christian Theology, edited by Ronald Neustadt and Stephen Hitchcock. (Maurice Schild)

42

 

Thomas M. Winger. 2015. Ephesians. Concordia Commentary. (Gregory Lockwood)

46

Contents: Volume 51 No 3 (December 2017)

John Henderson

The Authority of Scripture, 2017

146

Siegfried Hebart

Letter to Reinhard Mayer, 7 March 1983

152

Mark Worthing

The Inerrancy of Scripture Debate within the LCA, 1966–1984: The Historical Background

155

Hermann Sasse

Hermann Sasse’s Final Reflections on the Status of Scripture. Letter to Robert Preus, 2 February 1975

170

Peter Noble

Hermann Sasse’s Theology of Scripture and its Legacy in the LCA

184

Reinhard J. Mayer

President’s Personal Letter, P8405, 28 May 1984

204

Further reading

  207

Book reviews

Ewald Steiniger. 2015. In God we trust: the internment letters between Ewald & Annemarie Steiniger 1942–1944. (Maurice Schild)

210

 

John W. Kleinig. 2017. Hebrews (Victor C. Pfitzner)

212