Lutheran Historical Conference


A Bibliography of Writings on Lutheranism in America

The Lutheran Historical Conference compiles a bibliography of writings dealing with the history of Lutheranism in America. We publish an annual bibliography in the LHC Newsletter containing the publications that have appeared in the previous calendar year.

We are in the process of entering data from the installments printed in the Newsletter. Currently, the searchable database is complete from 2004 to the present. You may search this database on this web site by any keyword, name or date. Searches may include the entire database or be limited to a specific type of publication.

Annual listings of publications between 1989 and 2001 are available here. Annual listings for 2003 and following are available in the November issues of the Newsletter, which are found on the Newsletter back issues page.

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Contribute to the Bibliography

We encourage visitors to this site to help us make our annual bibliographies complete. Please report any work you or others at your institution do in the field of American Lutheran history. Any significant item is a welcome addition. You can help by:

  1. Keeping an eye on the work done at your institution. Most schools of theology do not offer their dissertations, much less D.Min. projects and S.T.M. theses, through through services such as ProQuest/University Microfilms. Some of these we can discover through various databases, but many still escape our grasp. If someone at your school writes a master's thesis or dissertation in the field of American Lutheran history, submit the information at the link below.
  2. Not being modest. If you or a colleague at your institution publishes a book or article, translates a primary source or produces a significant piece in unpublished form, submit the information. Especially if the work is not in one of our regularly indexed periodicals, let us know. It may well be that we will never hear about it and be able to share it with our members.
  3. Watching non-Lutheran publications. We find it most difficult to locate items not included in Lutheran publications. State historical society journals, history pamphlets, district, synod or church body publications may not be seen by our compilers. Foreign language sources are not regularly checked. If you discover a gem in one of these media, let us know.

You can help to expand our listing by suggesting a bibliographic entry. Please make sure you have as much information for the item as possible before beginning. Click here to submit your entry.

Database updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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