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Awards Nominations Sought

The Institute Awards Committee is seeking nominations for publications on American Lutheran history that have been produced during the calendar year 2011. The deadline for nominations has been moved up to March 1, 2012. Please download the Nomination Form (PDF) and submit it with copies of the publication to be considered by that date.

Awards of commendation are presented annually for major publications, journal articles, congregational histories, regional histories, family histories, as well as non-print publications such as videos. The Institute also seeks nominees for its Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions in the area of American Lutheran history and archives. Further details are found on the nomination form.

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CHI Unveils New Quarterly Design

With the Fall 2011 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 84, No. 3), the Institute unveils a new design for the oldest journal on the history of Lutheranism in America. The design has changed numerous times over the years, and this redesign is a product of bringing the design process in house with a new publishing arrangement.

This issue continues to focus on the significant anniversaries of the birth of C. F. W. Walther (1811) and Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (1711). Articles in the new issue include:

  • The Walther Movie,ˮ Dale Ward
  • Constitutional Reasons for Forming a Synod: An Examination of the 1847 Constitution of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod,ˮ Jack D. Ferguson
  • “‘So Much Began in Halleʼ: The Mission Program That Sent Muhlenberg to America,ˮ Robert Kolb
  • “Appreciating Friedrich Lochner—A Founding Father of the Missouri Synod,ˮ Cameron A. MacKenzie
  • “Summary of ‘The District-Synod Relations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Historical Perspective,ʼˮ Ken Schurb

The Quarterly is sent to all members of the Institute. It is available as a subscription only without membership for $40.00 per year.

CHI Quarterly Back Issues Available


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Institute Opens Walther Exhibit

A new exhibit, “To God Alone the Glory: The Life of C. F. W. Walther,ˮ is now open. The exhibit uses documents, artifacts and publications from the Instituteʼs collections to tell the story of Waltherʼs life and work from his childhood and education in Saxony, his role in the Saxon Immigration to Missouri, and his multi-faceted career as pastor, seminary president and first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It includes information on his family life, musical interests and the effects of the Civil War on his ministry.

The Institute staff has also prepared a PowerPoint presentation using much of the material from the exhibit for personal and educational use in congregations and schools. The special DVD includes manual and automatic versions of the presentation and may be ordered from the Institute for $20.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling.

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