General Liturgy Bibliography



Adams, Jay. “An Explanation of The Divine Service For Laypeople.” Free Online Lutheran Bible Study. Lutherans Online, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2015. <>.


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.


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.


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).


Giertz, Bo Harald. Liturgy and Spiritual Awakening. Rock Island, IL: Augustana Book Concern, 1954. (Another translation available at and at


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. (


Herl, Joseph. Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism: Choir, Congregation, and Three Centuries of Conflict. Oxford: Oxford UP, 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.


Just, Arthur A. Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 2008.


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.


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.


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.


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. (


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.


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.


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.


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.