The Winter 2016 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 89, no.4) has arrived and should be delivered to your mailbox shortly! It provides us with items from the 2016 CHI Awards Banquet as well as a major article on the history of catechisms in the LCMS!
The issue starts off with three items from the 2016 Concordia Historical Institute Awards Banquet: “Trumpeting the Treasures: Invocation” by John C. Wohlrabe, Jr.; “Trumpeting the Treasures: How Faith “Keeps” the Historical Touchstones of Christ’s Redeeming Work Among Us” by Daniel N. Harmelink, which was the keynote speech for the event and “Trumpeting the Treasures: Closing Devotion & Prayer” by John W. Sias.
A feature which hasn’t been included since 2008, “In Memorium”, reappears in recognition of two former CHI Board of Governor members: Robert King and Scott Meyer.
The issue’s major article, “Martin Luther’s Small Catechism: A History of English Language Editions and Explanations Prepared by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” by David Aaron Fiala is a timely contribution and Todd Zittlow’s annual compilation of “Lutheran History in North America: A Bibliography of Works Published in 2016” is again provided in conjunction with the Awards Banquet.
Three book reviews are provided for this issue: a review by William M. Cwirla of “The Idea and Practice of a Christian University: A Lutheran Approach”; David P. Scaer reviews, “Jesus Is Risen – Theology for the Church: The Lifework and Teaching of The Rev. Dr. Walter R. Bouman, ThD.” and finally, D. Richard Stuckwisch reviews Wilhelm Loehe’s “The Pastor”.
The Quarterly is sent to all members of the Institute. It is available as a subscription only without membership for $40.00 per year. Single copies are $10.00 for issues published during the past three years and $4.00 for earlier issues. Shipping and handling are extra for back issues.