How have Lutherans viewed and provided human care in the United States? Read on! The Fall 2022 Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Volume 95, no.3) contains four articles to help our understanding of this topic. Each article looks at a different aspect of human care. Hopefully, after reading this issue, one will have a better understanding about how Lutheranism has historically approached its care of human kind.
The first article, written by Jeni Miller, is entitled, “Reflecting on Ten Years of Mercy – LCMS World Relief and Human Care, 2001-2011.” The next article, written by a frequent contributor to CHIQ, David Zersen, is entitled, “Parish Nursing Explores its Lutheran Heritage.” Following Zersen, Kevin Massey and Ruth Reko provide an article entitled, “A Historical Snapshot of Lutheran Hospitals in the United States.” Finally, William Cario provides his article, entitled, “Healthcare in Lutheran Higher Education: Enhancement of Vocation at Concordia University.”
Three book reviews finish out this issue of the CHIQ. First, Ken Schurb reviews Travis Scholl’s book, “Let the Gospel Lead: Essays & Sermons in Honor of Dale A. Meyer.” Next, Armand Boehme reviews Cheryl Nauman’s book, “A Century of Consecration: A Collection of Sermons Preached at the Consecration, Commissioning or Installation of Deaconesses.” Lastly, W. Mart Thompson reviews John Pless’ book, “Pastor Craft: Essays and Sermons.”
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