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 Centennials, 1617-2017: The Church’s Celebration of the reformation at 100 Year Intervals” shows us how the anniversary has been celebrated in the past. This is followed by another long-time contributor, the Rev. Dr. David J. Zersen, who gives us, “Did Luther Really Say?” and finally, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr.’s “Reflections on the Effects of the Reformation in American Lutheranism.”
This issue contains not three but four book reviews: a review by Timothy P. Dost on Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll’s, “Protestantism after 500 Years”; Jon Diefenthaler reviews Carter Lindberg and Paul Wee’s, “The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation”, John T. Pless reviews John R. Stephenson’s, “The Wittenberg Reformation (1545), and finally, Robert E. Smith reviews Daniel Harmelink’s, “The Reformation Coin and Medal Collection of Concordia Historical Institute: A Striking Witness to Martin Luther and the Reformation.”
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