A General Liturgy Bibliography
by T. R. Halvorson
Recent events have spurred me to pull together a general bibliography of materials relevant to the historic Lutheran liturgy. I’ll be adding to this as I find more.
Brauer, James Leonard. Meaningful Worship: A Guide to the Lutheran Service. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1994.
Brauer, James Leonard. Worship, Gottesdienst, Cultus Dei: What the Lutheran Confessions Say about Worship. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2005.
Brightman, F. E. Liturgies Eastern and Western: Being the Texts Original or Translated of the Principal Liturgies of the Church: On the Basis of the Former Work by C.E.Hammond: I: Eastern Liturgies. Oxford: Clarendon, 1896. (online here and online here)
Brunner, Peter. Worship in the Name of Jesus; English Edition of a Definitive Work on Christian Worship in the Congregation. Trans. M. H. Bertram. St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1968.
Dawn, Marva J. Reaching out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for This Urgent Time. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans, 1995.
Fenwick, John R. K., and Bryan D. Spinks. Worship in Transition: The Twentieth Century Liturgical Movement. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1995.
General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America. An Explanation of the Common Service: With Appendices on Christian Hymnody and Liturgical Colors, and a Glossary of Liturgical Terms. 5th ed. Philadelphia: United Lutheran Publication House, 1908. Print. Revised and Enlarged. (reprint, Emmanuel Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana: Emmanuel Press, 2012) (Written for use in Luther League meetings). (online here)
Grisbrooke, W. Jardine. The Liturgical Portions of the Apostolic Constitutions: A Text for Students. Bramcote, Nottingham: Grove, 1990.
Harris, Paul R. Explanation of the Divine Service in the Lutheran Hymnal, Trinity Lutheran Church, Austin, TX, 2011. (online here)
Herl, Joseph. Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism: Choir, Congregation, and Three Centuries of Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Horn, Edward T. Outlines of Liturgics; on the Basis of Harnack in Zöckler’s Handbuch Der Theologischen Wissenschaften. Englished, with Additions from Other Sources.. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1912. (online here)
Just, Arthur A. Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 2008.
Kleinig, John W. Course Notes in Liturgics. Adelaide, Australia: Australian Lutheran College, 2009). (online here)
Lang, Paul H. D. Ceremony and Celebration: An Evangelical Guide for Christian Practice in Corporate Worship. St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1965. (reprint, Emmanuel Press, Fort Wayne, Indiana: Emmanuel Press, 2012).
Leaver, Robin A. The Theological Character of Music in Worship. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 1989.
Liturgy: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. By Arthur Just. Perf. Arthur Just. Lutheran Visuals, n.d. DVD. (available for ordering here)
Löhe, Wilhelm. Liturgy for Christian Congregations of the Lutheran Faith. Ed. J. Deinzer. Trans. Frank Carroll Lonaker. 3rd ed. Newport, KY: Publisher Not Identified, 1902. (online here)
Marquart, Kurt. “Liturgical Commonplaces.” Concordia Theological Quarterly 42.4 (October 1978): 330. (online here)
Marquart, Kurt. “Liturgy and Evangelism,” Lecture delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Lutheran Ministerium and Synod–U.S.A. in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 8, 1997 (audio online here)
Maschke, Timothy. Gathered Guests: A Guide to Worship in the Lutheran Church. 2nd ed. Saint Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 2009.
Memoirs of the Lutheran Liturgical Association. Pittsburgh, PA: Association, 1906. (online here)
Nagel, Norman. “Luther’s Liturgical Reform.” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology VII.2 (1998): 23-26. (online here as part of the entire issue)
Olson, Oliver K. Reclaiming the Lutheran Liturgical Heritage. Saint Paul, MN: ReClaim Resources, 2007.
Piepkorn, Arthur Carl, and Charles McClean. The Conduct of the Service. Fort Wayne, IN: Redeemer, 2006.
Pless, John T. Divine Service: Delivering Forgiveness of Sins, presented at the South Dakota District Lay/Clergy Conferences, Rapid City, SD May 6, 1995, Sioux Falls, SD May 7, 1995. (online here)
Pless, John T. “Herman Sasse and the Liturgical Movement.” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology VII.2 (1998): 47-51. (online here)
Pless, John T. “Liturgy and Evangelism in the Service of the Mysteria Dei”, Mysteria Dei: Essays in Honor of Kurt Marquart, eds. Paul T. McCain and John R. Stephenson (Fort Wayne, Indiana: Concordia Theological Seminary Press, 1999), 233-34. (online here)
Precht, Fred L., ed. Lutheran Worship: History and Practice. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, 1993.
Preus, Klemet I. The Fire and the Staff: Lutheran Theology in Practice. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 2004.
Reed, Luther D. The Lutheran Liturgy, a Study of the Common Service of the Lutheran Church in America. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Muhlenberg, 1947.
Richard, J. W., and F. V. N. Painter. Christian Worship: Its Principles and Forms. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1892. (online here)
Sasse, Hermann, and Ronald R. Feuerhahn. The Lonely Way: Selected Essays and Letters. Ed. Matthew C. Harrison. Vol. 2. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 2001.
Schoedel, Walter M., and David W. Christian. Worship Is Celebrating as Lutherans. St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1990.
Schroeder, George W., and Herman J. Zemke. A Catechism of Christian Worship; a Study Guide for Lutheran Youth and Adults. Ed. R. Allen. Zimmer. Saint Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1961
Spinks, Bryan. Luther’s Liturgical Criteria and His Reform of the Canon of the Mass. Bramcote, Notts.: Grove, 1982. Print.
Spinks, Bryan D. The Worship Mall: Contemporary Responses to Contemporary Culture. London: SPCK Publishing, 2010.
The Divine Service — An Explanation (pew card available here).
Thompson, Bard. Liturgies of the Western Church. Philadelphia, Pa: Fortress, 1980.
Vajta, Vilmos. Luther on Worship, an Interpretation. Philadelphia: Muhlenberg, 1958.
Waddell, James Alan. A Simplified Guide to Worshiping as Lutherans. Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock, 2009.
Waddell, James Alan. The Struggle to Reclaim the Liturgy in the Lutheran Church: Adiaphora in Historical, Theological, and Practical Perspective. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2005.
Webber, F. R. Studies in the Liturgy. Erie, PA: Ashby Print., 1938. (online here)
White, James F. A Brief History of Christian Worship. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993.
Wisløff, Carl Fredrik. The Gift of Communion; Luther’s Controversy with Rome on Eucharistic Sacrifice. Minnespolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1964.