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CONCORDIA HISTORICAL INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN LUTHERAN HISTORY PUBLICATIONS   During its 43rd annual banquet on Nov. 9 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis the Awards Committee of Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) presented 13 “Awards of Commendation” for works published in 2016. Categories of published works considered for the CHI awards included congregational history, family history, regional…

You are invited to join The Auxiliary of Concordia Historical Institute on December 12, 2017 to hear a special Reformation lecture on “Martin Luther and the Reformation”. The Rev. Dr. Erik Herrmann, Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Chairman of the Department of Historical Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; Director of the Center for Reformation…

The Fall 2017 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 90, no.3) has arrived and is devoted to articles and book reviews centered on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The major article of the issue is by a long-time contributor to the Quarterly, the Rev. Dr. Jack D. Ferguson. His contribution of, “Reformation…

The Historical Footnotes have reappeared! Volume 61 of the biannual newsletter of Concordia Historical Institute has just been received from the printer and has been sent out to its members. While this issue covers activities for 2016 and is a combined issue, the 2017 issues already have their articles planned and, quoting Dr. Harmelink, Executive…

The Summer 2017 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 90, no.2) focuses on some lesser-known pastors in the mid-history of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. The Spring 2017 issue was focused on the work of laymen in the Lutheran Church, so it is only fitting that we present the work of three members of…

Sharing the History of an Untold Chapter in Lutheran Missions The Missouri Evangelical Lutheran India Mission (MELIM) Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) is committed to sharing the history of this important missionary work and the Lutheran pioneers who gave witness to the free Gospel of grace in Christ. Primary source documents and photographs that chronicle the…

Auxiliary of CHI Spring Luncheon

You are invited to join The Auxiliary of Concordia Historical Institute on May 11, 2017 to hear a discussion of “The Historical Legacy of Luther and the Reformation”. The Rev. Dr. Martin Noland, former Executive Director of Concordia Historical Institute and current pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Evansville, Indiana, will be the presenter. This is…

Walther Roundtable

The 29th Walther Roundtable will be held May 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m in the Concordia Historical Institute Conference Room. This conference on Walther research, under the direction of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Manteufel, is an annual event held at CHI. It is a way for the Lutheran community to be informed…

The Spring 2017 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 90, no.1) continues its offering of outstanding articles on American Lutheran history! While this issue contains only one major article, it provides a glimpse of how God has used laymen to trumpet Christ’s redeeming work in the life of the Lutheran Church. Presented in…

Upcoming Museum Exhibit “Pressed into Service by the Word of God” Documents the History of Martin Luther and the Reformation through Rare Books and Coins Concordia Historical Institute, located on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Missouri, announces a major exhibit of rare books and coins documenting the 500-year history of the Reformation. Under…

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