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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Find article information

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

Recent issues

Contents: Volume 52 No 1 (May 2018)

Greg Pietsch

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


Erik Braunack-Mayer

When Ministry Becomes a Yoke Too Hard to Bear!


Gary Jewson

Nurturing Hope


Gene Edward Veith

Christian Secularism: Vocation in the Postmodern World


David Buck

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


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)



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)



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


Contents: Volume 51 No 3 (December 2017)

John Henderson

The Authority of Scripture, 2017


Siegfried Hebart

Letter to Reinhard Mayer, 7 March 1983


Mark Worthing

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


Hermann Sasse

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


Peter Noble

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


Reinhard J. Mayer

President’s Personal Letter, P8405, 28 May 1984


Further reading


Book reviews

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



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



Contents: Volume 51 No 2 (August 2017)

Andrew Pfeiffer

Language matters: speaking the words of faith into daily life


Teem-Wing Yip

Living in the valley of the shadow of death in Central Australia


Stephen Pietsch

Luther’s theology of suffering and pastoral care


Matthias Prenzler

Singing the night away: an analysis of Paul Gerhardt’s Nun ruhen alle Wälder


Thomas Pietsch

René Girard, anthropologist of the cross


Book reviews

Adam Francisco. 2007. Martin Luther and Islam: a study in sixteenth-century polemics and apologetics. (Trevor Schaefer)



Michael A. Lockwood. 2016. The unholy trinity: Martin Luther against the idol of me, myself, and I. (Chelsea Pietsch)



John H. Elliott. 2016. Beware the evil eye: the evil eye in the Bible and the ancient world. Volume 2, Greece and Rome; Volume 3, The Bible and Related Sources. (Victor C. Pfitzner)