The official printer of the Reformation movement; he published many of Luther's books and tracts. An outstanding musician and composer, he also published books on musical history. (See Wiki)
Professor, theologian, author, he was active in the revision of the Norwegian translation of the Bible. With G. Johnson, he founded Theologisk Tidskrift for den evangelisk-lutherske kirke i Norge (1857). (See Wiki)
Theologian, preacher, administrator, professor, editor, author, Walther served as the first president of the Missouri Synod and of Concordia Seminary St. Louis. An outstanding Lutheran theologian, he was a leading influence in the organization of the Missouri Synod and in combating a Reformed-influenced strain of Lutheranism peculiar to America. Founder and editor of Der Lutheraner and Lehre und Wehre, and author of several influential works -- including the Altenberg Theses, he argued for the autonomy of American Lutheran congregations from sister churches in Europe and effectively established modern congregational polity. (See Wiki)
Pastor, theologian and authority on liturgics, he was one fo the founders of the Teachers' Seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1855 which later moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, then to Addison, Illinois, and now in River Forest, Illinois (Concordia University Chicago).
The theologian of the Swedish Reformation. He translated the New Testament into Swedish (1526). With his doctrinal, liturgical, polemical, and homiletical writings, he gave the clergy a statement of faith, which established the Swedish Church as Lutheran for centuries. (See Wiki)
The most learned theologian of his day, it is often stated that had "Second Martin" not come, "First Martin" (Luther) would have been lost to the ages. He played a leading role in the compilation of the Book of Concord, and is best known for his monumental, four-volume response to the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation: Examination of the Council of Trent (1565-1573). (See Wiki)
Theologian, editor, author, he staunchly defended Lutheranism against efforts toward church union with the Hungarian Reformed Church. His treatise Unia (1846) summarized the position of Lutheran confessionalism. He founded the periodical Cirkevni Listy which became a point of focus for the Slovak Lutheran Church and for Slovak nationalism. (See Wiki)
Professor, theologian, exegete, he was initially associated with the founders of the Missouri Synod; later he was influenced somewhat by modern 'scientific' theology. He wrote numerous commentaries on Old Testament books and translated the New Testament into Hebrew (1877). (See Wiki)
Theologian, professor, editor, he served as Professor of Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa; editor of Kirchliche Zeitschrift; author of Katechetik (1915, translated to English 1918), Christliche Ethik (1914), and Homiletics: A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Preaching (1922). (See Wiki)
Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America, he succeeded in establishing well-organized churches in eastern Pennsylvania through preaching and faithful pastoral and missionary work,. With the arrival of assistants, his work extended into other parts of that commonwealth, as well as New Jersey, New York, and Georgia. He organized the Pennsylvania Ministerium, the first Lutheran synod in America, in 1748. (See Wiki)
The premier writer, thinker, systematician, theologian, hymnwriter, leader, and pastor in the Reformation that today bears his name. His copious writings were first compiled in the Wittenberg edition (1539-58) and soon followed with the Jena edition (1555-58). The Weimar edition, begun in 1883, is the definitive and critical edition in use today. The American edition is the most complete and referenced English translation of his works. (See Wiki)
Foremost theologian of the post-Reformation period. He published an edition of the New Testament with a critical apparatus based on a careful study of the text in various manuscripts (1734). (See Wiki)
As the first German missionary to India, he translated the New Testament and a portion of the Old Testament into Tamil. This translation, later completed with assistance of others and published in 1728, was the first into one of the languages of India. (See Wiki)
Theologian, philanthropist, administrator, author, and authority on liturgy, he directed a the establishment of a seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana which was later turned over to the Missouri Synod. Loehe was the founder of the Iowa Synod as well as an author of devotional and homiletic literature. (See Wiki)
This family of Lutheran missionaries, pastors, educators, authors, editors and printers descended from Anthony Jacob Henkel (1663-1728), great-grandfather of Paul Henkel (1754-1825). Paul was the greatest home missionary in the early part of the 19th century. He established a print shop in New Market, Virginia, later known as The Henkel Press (precursor to Fortress Press). Paul, his sons, and several grandsons wronte and published many Lutheran pamphlets and books in German and often translated into English, including the Book of Concord in 1851.