Does each issue have to have a theme? Most definitely not! The Spring 2021 Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Volume 94, no.1) provides our readers with four articles of varying historical importance in an effort to reach a wider audience.
The first article, entitled, “Recalling the Work of the Special Hymnal Review Committee” is by James L. Brauer, one of the members of that committee. The second article, entitled, “Caught Between Norway, Denmark, and Missouri: The Confessional Identity of the Norwegian Synod from 1853 to 1917” is by Christian J. Einertson, a descendant of that synod’s history. The third article, entitled, “Alfred W. Trinklein, Mentor of Future Pastors” is by long-time contributor Milton L. Rudnick, one of those mentored by the subject of the article. The fourth and final article, entitled, “The Rev. Dr. J. Floyd Dreith: The Synod’s First Career Navy Chaplain Who Became Chief of the Navy Chaplain Corps” is by C. Douglas Kroll, a naval veteran and retired chaplain.
Book reviews in this issue include: Timothy Maschke’s review of Robert W. Jenson’s “The Triune Story: Collected Essays on Scripture”; C. George Fry’s review of Mark A. Noll’s, “A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada (Second Edition)”; and Ken Schurb’s review of Wilfred M. McClay’s, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story”.
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