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 2020

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

Issues from 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2014

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

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

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVII, No. 6, Trinity), Valparaiso University

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The Cresset (Vol. LXXVII, No. 5, Special Edition), Valparaiso University

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

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

Issues from 2013

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Issues from 2008

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2007

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2006

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

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

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

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

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

Issues from 2005

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

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

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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