Historical Resources

Concordia Historical Institute – The historical archives of the LCMS. Their website includes several online exhibits displaying the rich heritage of the Lutheran Church in America and a multitude of other historical information.

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Ever wonder who St. Athanasius was or when the Constitution of the LCMS was written? Check out the Christian Cyclopedia for numerous articles on people, places and events throughout the history of the Christian Church.

Primary Lutheran Reformation resources can now be found online at Project Wittenberg, home to works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans. Here you will find all manner of texts from short quotations to commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links to other places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism live.

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) presents numerous primary source historical resources from church history and is sponsored by Calvin College in Michigan.

The Lutheran Legacy project is a marvelous resource for the student of Reformation and Post-Reformation history and theology. Many preciously untranslated theological works of the 16th and 17th century are posted in an online library.

Reformation - A Walk With Luther presents numerous Reformation pictures about the life of Martin Luther and famous places where the Reformation took place.