The Winter 2015 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 88, no.4), continuing its new expanded format, provides four articles, one of which is a continuation from the previous issue.
Missouri District president, the Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, who served as pastor at Biltz’s church – St. Paul Lutheran Church, Concordia, Missouri, provides us with his article, “Franz Julius Biltz: A Faithful Shepherd During the Terrors of the Civil War”; the sainted Michael J. Doyle provides the second part of his article entitled, “St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Gardena, California: The First Japanese-American Congregation in the Missouri Synod”; The Rev. Dr. Jack D. Ferguson, a frequent contributor to The Quarterly, provides us with some Lutheran intrigue with his article, “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: An Account of the Conspiracy to Murder Albert Molitor”; and the concluding article is a translation by Karl Boehmer of the “Sermon for the Funeral of F.C.D. Wyneken by Wilhelm Sihler”, with an introduction by LCMS President Matthew Harrison. The issue concludes with three book reviews and a bibliography: Charles Henrickson’s review of Thomas Tredway’s “Conrad Bergendoff’s Faith and Work: A Swedish-American Lutheran, 1895-1997”; Sandra Rhein’s review of Cheryl D. Naumann’s “The Life and Work of Deaconess Clara Strehlow”, and Cheryl Naumann reviews Gracia Grindal’s “Sister Elisabeth Fedde, ‘To Do the Lord’s Will’: Elisabeth Fedde and the Deaconess Movement Among the Norwegians in America.” Todd Zittlow wraps up the issue by providing us with “Lutheran History in North America: A Bibliography of Works Published in 2014.”
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