A Documentary History of Lutheranism

Volumes 1 & 2

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Erik Lund, Mark Granquist
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Fortress Press
    , December
     824 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This unique collection of excerpts from Lutheran historical and theological documents—many translated here for the first time—presents readers with a full picture of how the Lutheran movement developed in its thought and practice.

The editors’ judicious selections and helpful introductions acquaint readers with both the enduring characteristics and changing features of this revolutionary Christian movement, always with an eye to how it affected and was experienced by ordinary people. Volume one covers the period from the Reformation to the rise of Pietism. Volume Two analyzes the evolution of post-Enlightenment Lutheranism as it spreads to all the regions of the world.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Eric Lund is Professor of the History of Christianity at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where he has taught for twenty years. His publications have concerned Reformation, the history of spirituality, and William Tyndale.

Mark Granquist is Associate Professor of Church History at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he taught at St. Olaf College (1992–2000) and Gustavus Adolphus College (2000–2007). Among other books, he is the author, with Maria Erling, of The Augustana Story: Shaping Lutheran Identity in North America (Fortress Press, 2008)

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