One of the major activities of the Augustana Heritage Association is the publication of papers at its Gatherings and any other materials that it considers important for its current members and future generations.
This is in keeping with the purpose of the AHA, which is “to define, promote and perpetuate the heritage of the Augustana Lutheran Church.”
The latest of the AHA books is listed below.
Other books and CDs produced earlier, but still available, can be ordered by clicking “Books and CDs.” Another major project of the AHA is “Periodicals Project.” Read about it by clicking “Periodicals Project” on this page.
The Augustana Story The Augustana Story by Maria Erling and Mark Granquist tells the history of the Augustana Lutheran Church from its beginnings to its entrance into the wider Lutheran family and its impact there up to the present day. The book gives coverage to major events, personalities, movements, and institutions. But it also gives readers a feel for what it was like to grow up in the Augustana tradition. The authors, who are professors of church history at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and Luther Seminary at St. Paul, respectively, draw upon letters and archival materials never before used to tell the story. Current price: $29.00, plus $3.50 postage and handling, through the AHA office.
The Heritage of Augustana: Presentations at Rock Island and Lindsborg. Edited by the Rev. Hartland H. Gifford and Dr. Arland J. Hultgren, this volume contains presentations made at AHA Gatherings at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, in 2000 and at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, in 2002. Thirty essays are included concerning the origins of the Augustana Synod, its early period in Illinois and Kansas, theological education, outstanding personalities (including Emmy Evald, Gustav Andreen, Conrad Bergendoff), and much more. Current price: $25.00 for a single copy, plus $3.50 postage and handling ($20.00 for two or more to the same address, plus $3.50 for postage and handling). It can be ordered through the AHA office or through Amazon.com.
The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Print. Author Virginia P. Follstad has identified over 320 periodicals published by the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, its agencies, and by various institutions related to it. First naming these journals, magazines, and newspapers, the book then explains their contents, when and by whom they were published, and where materials are located in libraries and archives in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden.
Anyone doing research on Swedish-American history and culture, the history of the Lutheran Church in the U.S. and Canada, Swedish-American church history more broadly, and particularly the history and inner life of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church will find this volume an exceedingly generous and helpful guide.
This book can be obtained at amazon.com.
Copies of these items can be obtained from:
The Augustana Heritage Association
Lutheran School of Theology
1100 East 55th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60615-5199
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