Lutheran worship

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Reading List


  • Barry, A. L. The Unchanging Feast: The Nature and Basis of Lutheran Worship. Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 1995.
  • Brauer, James Leonard. Meaningful Worship: A Guide to the Lutheran Service. Concordia Publishing House, 1994.
  • Brauer, James Leonard, ed. Worship, Gottesdienst, Cultus Dei: What the Lutheran Confessions Say About Worship. Concordia Publishing House, 2005.
  • Brunner, Peter. Worship in the name of Jesus: English edition of a definitive work on Christian worship in the congregation. Concordia Pub. House, 1968.
  • Evanson, Charles J. Evangelicalism and the Liturgical Movement and Their Effects on Lutheran Worship. Concordia Theological Seminary Bookstore, 1989.
  • Haspelmath‐Finatti, Dorothea. “Theologia Prima—Liturgical Theology as an Ecumenical Challenge to Lutheran Worship Practice.” Dialog 48.4 (2009): 374-379.
  • Herl, Joseph. Worship wars in early Lutheranism: choir, congregation, and three centuries of conflict. Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Hoffman, Bengt. “Lutheran Spirituality.” Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church (1990): 145-61.
  • Johnson, John Frederick. “Mary and the Saints in Contemporary Lutheran Worship.” Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue VIII: The One Mediator, the Saints, and Mary.
  • Johnson, Maxwell. “Is Anything Normative in Contemporary Lutheran Worship?”.” The Serious Business of Worship: essays in honour of Bryan D. Spinks.
  • Keifert, Patrick R. Welcoming the stranger: A public theology of worship and evangelism. Fortress Press, 1992.
  • Kretzmann, Paul Edward. Christian Art in the Place and in the Form of Lutheran Worship. Concordia Publishing House, 1921.
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament. Vol. 8. Augsburg Books, 2005.
  • Lathrop, Gordon W. “A Contemporary Lutheran Approach to Worship and Culture: Sorting Out the Critical Principles.” Worship and Culture in Dialogue (ed. S. Anita Stauffer; Geneva: Lutheran World Federation, 1994) 141.
  • Lindemann, Herbert Fred. The new mood in Lutheran worship. Augsburg Pub. House, 1971.
  • Maschke, Timothy. Gathered Guests: A Guide to Worship in the Lutheran Church. Concordia Publishing House, 2003.
  • Nitschke, Beverley A. “The Sacrament of Penance: a Lutheran Perspective.” Worship 63.4 (1989): 327-340.
  • Otto, Joel D. “Augustana and Lutheran Worship.” Mequon, WI: WLS Essay File, presented at the “Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions,” September, 2005.
  • Piepkorn, Arthur Carl. What the Symbolical Books of the Lutheran Church have to say about Worship and the Sacraments. Ed. LaVerne Dean Hempelmann. Concordia Publishing House, 1989.
  • Precht, Fred L. Lutheran Worship: History and Practice. Concordia, 1993.
  • Preus, J. A. O. “What’s Lutheran about worship-Theology from the inside out.” Missio Apostolica 8.2 (2000): 72-78.
  • Quill, Timothy CJ. The impact of the liturgical movement on American Lutheranism. Vol. 3. Scarecrow Press, 1997.
  • Reed, Luther Dotterer. Worship: a study of corporate devotion. Muhlenberg Press, 1959.
  • Schattauer, Thomas H. “Healing Rites and the Transformation of Life: Observations and Insights from within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.” Liturgy 22.3 (2007): 31-40.
  • Schattauer, Thomas H., ed. Inside out: worship in an age of mission. Augsburg Fortress, 1999.
  • Schattauer, Thomas H. “The Missional Shape of Worship in Evangelical Lutheran Worship.” Dialog 47.2 (2008): 181-184.
  • Schiefelbein, Kyle K. “‘Receive This Oil as a Sign ofForgiveness and Healing’: A Brief History of the Anointing of the Sick and Its Use in Lutheran Worship.” Word & World 30 1 (2010): 51-62.
  • Schroeder, Jonathan. “Worship and Outreach: A Lutheran Paradigm.” Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Symposium. 2010.
  • Senn, Frank C. Christian liturgy: Catholic and evangelical. Augsburg Fortress, 1997.
  • Spinks, Bryan D. Luther’s Liturgical Criteria and his Reform of the Canon of the Mass. Vol. 30. Grove Books, 1982.
  • Wengert, Timothy J., ed. Centripetal Worship: The Evangelical Heart of Lutheran Worship. Augsburg Fortress, 2007.


  • Halter, Carl, and Carl Schalk. A handbook of church music. Concordia Pub House, 1978.
  • Irwin, Joyce L. Neither voice nor heart alone: German lutheran theology of music in the age of the Baroque. Vol. 132. Lang, Peter, Publishing Incorporated, 1993.
  • Irwin, Joyce. “Shifting Alliances: The Struggle for a Lutheran Theology of Music.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion Thematic Studies 50 (1983): 55-69.
  • Mihok Dobbeck, Shirley Mae. Music in the Divine Liturgy of Slovak Lutheran Worship. Diss. Dissertation, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., 1982.
  • Schalk, Carl, ed. Luther on music: paradigms of praise. Concordia Publishing House, 1988.
  • Schalk, Carl, ed. Source Documents in American Lutheran Hymnody. Concordia Publishing House, 1996.

Specific forms

  • Bushkofsky, Dennis L., and Craig A. Satterlee. “The Christian Life: Baptism and Life Passages, Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship.”
  • Nitschke, B. A.. “The third sacrament?: confession and forgiveness in the Lutheran book of worship.” PhD diss., 1988.
  • Pfatteicher, Philip H. Commentary on the Lutheran Book of Worship: Lutheran Liturgy in its Ecumenical Context. Augsburg Fortress Pub, 1990.
  • Pfatteicher, Philip H., and Carlos R. Messerli. Manual on the liturgy: Lutheran book of worship. Augsburg Fortress, 1979.
  • Precht, Fred L. “Worship resources in Missouri Synod’s History.” Lutheran Worship–History and Practice. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House (1993): 77-116.

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