Exploring "Lutheran Identity"
by Mark N. Wilhelm (March / April 2004 — Volume 20, Number 2)
- Lutheran Basics (Augsburg Fortress, 1999).
- Martin E. Marty. The Lutheran People (Cathedral Directories, 1989).
- Martin E. Marty. Lutheranism: A Restatement in Question and Answer Form (Cathedral Directories, 1995).
- Walter Altmann. Luther and Liberation: A Latin American Perspective (Fortress, 1992).
- Richard Cimino, ed. Lutherans Today: American Lutheran Identity in the 21st Century (Eerdmans, 2003). Contributors: Robert Benne, Richard Cimino, Maria Erling, Mark Granquist, Dan Hofrenning, Robert Longman, Steve Montreal, Mark Noll, Jim Peterson, Eugene H. Roehlkepartain, Alvin J. Schmidt, Scott Thumma, Mary Todd, and Jeff Walz.
- Gerhard O. Forde. On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 (Eerdmans, 1997).
- Kelly A. Fryer. Reclaiming the "L" Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core (Lutheran Voices series, Augsburg Fortress, 2003).
- Günther Gassmann and Scott Hendrix. Fortress Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions (Fortress, 1999).
- Eric W. Gritsch. Fortress Introduction to Lutheranism (Fortress, 1994).
- Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty (Facet book series, Fortress, 2003).
CD-ROM / Video / Film
- Helmar Jungbans. Martin Luther: Exploring His Life and Times, 1483-1546, CD-ROM (Fortress, 1998).
- Luther: Rebel, Genius, Liberator. Feature film directed by Eric Till, with Joseph Fiennes as Luther (2003). VHS/DVD versions to be released late 2004. Visit the website www.lutherthemovie.com
- The Lutheran Story contains five features produced by Mosaic, the ELCA's video magazine, which deal with various aspects of the Lutheran story. Included are Opening the Door to Luther, Morning Star of Wittenberg: The Life of Katie Luther, Lutheran Roots in America, Glory to God Alone: The Life of J.S. Bach, and The Story of the ELCA (on DVD for $39.95). To order, visit www.elca.org/co/mosaic/Lutheranstory.html.
- Lutheran Film Associates (LFA) is a Lutheran agency which has created and distributed movies and television shows for more than 50 years. Productions have included Martin Luther (the 1953 version), The Joy of Bach, A Time for Burning, and Question 7. Visit www.lutheranfilm.org for further information.
Submitted by Mark N. Wilhelm, an ELCA pastor and Associate Director of Theological Education, Division for Ministry, ELCA, Chicago, Illinois.