About Lutheran Quarterly

Lutheran Quarterly is a scholarly journal for the Evangelical Lutheran Church everywhere, discussing its history and theology.

Lutheran Quarterly aims to provide a forum for:-the discussion of Christian Faith and life on the basis of the Lutheran Confession-the application of the principles of the Lutheran Church to the changing problems of religion and society-the fostering of world Lutheranism-the promotion of understanding between Lutherans and other Christians.


Lutheran Quarterly, New Series: a journal for the Evangelical Lutheran Church everywhere, discussing its history and theology. Lutheran Quarterly appears in Spring, Summer Autumn & Winter issues each year.

The aims of the New Series are to provide a forum for:

  • the discussion of Christian Faith and life on the basis of the Lutheran Confession
  • the application of the principles of the Lutheran Church to the changing problems of religion and society
  • the fostering of world Lutheranism
  • the promotion of understanding between Lutherans and other Christians

Lutheran Quarterly is indexed in America with (ISSN 0024-7499):

  • History and Life,
  • Ecumenical Review,
  • Historical Abstracts,
  • Index to Religious Periodical Literature,
  • Luther Jahrbuch and
  • Religious Index One: Periodicals.

Lutheran Quarterly, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit society under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, May 21, 1984.

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