The Cresset, a journal of commentary on literature, the arts, and public affairs, explores ideas and trends in contemporary culture from a perspective grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith while informed by the wisdom of the broader Christian community.

First published in 1937 by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod's youth ministry The Walther League, The Cresset was founded to introduce culturally isolated German Lutherans into the American mainstream, to international affairs, and to arts, culture, and science.

This collection is an archive of past issues of the Cresset and is a companion website to the Cresset's most recent issues. For more recent issues, please visit http://thecresset.org.

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Issues from 2013

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVI, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVI, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVI, No. 3, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2012

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVI, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVI, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXV, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXV, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXV, No. 3, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2011

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXV, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXV, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIV, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIV, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIV, No. 3, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2010

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIV, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIV, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIII, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIII, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIII, No. 3, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2009

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIII, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXIII, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2005

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVIII, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVIII, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVIII, No. 3, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2004

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVIII, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVIII, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVII, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVII, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVII, No. 3, Epiphany/Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2003

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVII, No. 2, Advent/Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVII, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVI, No. 5, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVI, No. 4, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVI, No. 3, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2002

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVI, No. 2, Christmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXVI, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXV, No. 7, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXV, No. 6, Pentecost), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXV, No. 5, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXV, No. 4, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2001

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The Cresset (Vol. LXV, No. 2 & 3, Christmas/Epiphany), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXV, No. 1, Reformation), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 8, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 7, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 6, Pentecost), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 5, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 4, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 2000

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 2 & 3, Christmas/Epiphany), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIV, No. 1, Reformation), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 8, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 7, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 6, Pentecost), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 5, Easter), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 4, Lent), Valparaiso University

Issues from 1999

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 2 & 3, Christmas/Epiphany), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXIII, No. 1, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

Issues from 1995

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 8, Michaelmas), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 7b), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 7), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 6), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 5), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 4), Valparaiso University

Issues from 1994

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 2 & 3), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVIII, No. 1), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 9), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 8), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 7b), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 7), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 6), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 5), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 4), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset: Icons of American Protestantism, Valparaiso University

Issues from 1993

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 2 & 3), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVII, No. 1), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 9), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 8), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 7B), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 7), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 6), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 5), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 4), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 3), Valparaiso University

Issues from 1992

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 2), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LVI, No. 1), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 9), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 8), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 7b), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 7), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 6), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 5), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 4), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 3), Valparaiso University

Issues from 1991

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 2), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LV, No. 1), Valparaiso University

Issues from 1987

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 9), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 8), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 7), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 6), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 5), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 4), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. L, No. 3), Valparaiso University