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Lutheran Theological Journal

Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ), the tri-annual publication of the ALC teaching staff, explores and applies the tradition of the church in ways that are fresh and that engage the issues of today.

LTJ seeks to encourage and challenge its readers—chiefly the pastors, teachers and lay members of the LCA/NZ, and the teaching staff and students of theological colleges in Australia and overseas—by keeping them abreast of recent developments in the primary areas of biblical, theological, historical, educational and pastoral studies. It also provides a forum for students of theology to publish the fruits of their research.

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Recent issues

Contents: Volume 53 No 3 (December 2019)

Stephen G. Nuske ‘Our confession approves giving honour to the saints’–really? Towards a calendar for ritual memory retention Downunder: Part 2 118
Friedemann Hebart Structures of nonverbal communication in worship 130
An LCANZ pastor and chaplain For a time such as this: A theological response to sexual identity and gender orientation in Lutheran schools and aged care facilities 148
Book reviews Ashby, Roland et al, eds. A Reckless God? Current Challenges in the Christian Conversation with Science. Reservoir, VIC: Morning Star Publishing, 2018. (W. Gordon Watson) 156
  Senkbeil, Harold. The Cure of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019. (Glenn Crouch) 159
  Thompson, Katherine. Christ Centred Mindfulness: Connection to Self and God. Sydney, NSW: Acorn Press, 2018. (Tim Jarick) 161
  Graham, M. Patrick and David Bagchi, eds. Luther as Heretic: Ten Catholic Responses to Martin Luther, 1518-1541. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Press, 2019. (Trevor Schaefer) 164
  D’Arcy May, John. Pluralism and Peace: The Religions in Global Civil Society. Bayswater, VIC: Coventry Press, 2019. (Ian Rentsch) 166

Contents: Volume 53 No 2 (August 2019)

Adrian Muller On doing chaplaincy under the cross of Christ 62
Peter Lockwood Jepthah’s daughter: Canny and courageous to the end (Judges 11–12) 73
Will Frost The ‘Communion of saints’ and public theology in Australia 91
Book reviews Greg Sheridan. God is Good for You: A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times. Sydney, NSW: Allen and Unwin, 2018. (Maurice Schild) 103
  Douglas McConnell. Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders. Ada, MI: Baker Academic, 2018. (Dan Mueller) 106
Learning for life   110

Contents: Volume 53 No 1 (May 2019)

Stephen Haar Learning, formation, and community: Challenges facing a distributed model of theological education 4
Ray R. Schulz Phoebe, προστάτης, as leader 16
Tanya Wittwer Subordination and headship: A case study in Lutheran hermeneutics 22
Wendy Mayer The history of Theses of Agreement 6.11 39
Book reviews Simons, Petrus. Faith Spoken, Faith Sung: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Wellington Commemorates the Reformation, 1517-2017. Wellington, NZ: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2018. (Gregory Mayer) 51
  Varden, Erik. The Shattering of Loneliness: On Christian Remembrance. London, UK: Bloombury Publishing, 2018. (Stephen Nuske) 53
  Due, Noel, and Steen Olsen. Spirit Filled: Normal Christian Living. Adelaide, SA: LCA, 2019. (Vic Pfitzner) 56