- About This Issue
Welcome to James Ambrose Lee II, whose essay on the nineteenth-century "Neo-Lutherans" Thomasius and Hofmann emphasizes how they, even with their differences, forged a path of Luther research that "lay the foundation for the "Luther-renaissance" in the next century. In August of this year Lee defended his doctoral dissertation at Saint Louis University (on Hofmann in particular) and started teaching at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest IL 60305-1402; email@example.com.
Welcome also to Karen Rösch who sketches here the nineteenth-century ministry of F. C. D. Wyneken (1810–1876), president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and pioneer pastor in Indiana. Rösch has also made a specialty of Texas, specifically, the linguistic study of Texas Alsatian. She is the Director of the Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, 425 University Blvd, Cavanaugh Hall Ste 329, Indianapolis, IN 46202; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fifty years ago, Lutherans in North America were debating the ordination of women in several venues, including individual publications and official commissions and conventions. In 1990, Gracia Grindal published her archival research into those deliberations, here revised and updated with a new "afterword." Grindal, now retired from Luther Seminary, lives at 1142 Summit, St. Paul MN 55105; email@example.com.
2017 may be behind us, but the quincentennnial's many publications are just beginning to shape future studies of Luther and the Reformation. Hartmut Lehmann, our frequent contributor on centennials, here surveys a large array of such publications especially those in German. Editor Mary Jane Haemig has appended helpful information on which of these titles have also been reviewed in LQ and where. firstname.lastname@example.org; Von-der-Goltz-Allee 2, 24113 Kiel, Germany. Three specific and major volumes also here receive review essays. Mark Mattes reviews two three-volume reference works: the 2017 Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and Martin Luther: A Christian between Reforms and Modernity (1517–2017). H. George Anderson reviews the Baker Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, edited by several familiar LQ names. The regular Book Review section will return with the winter issue of the journal. [End Page 248]