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.

The Cresset (Vol. XIII, No. 1)
Volume 13, 1949-1950
The Cresset (Vol. XIV, No. 1)
Volume 14, 1950-1951
The Cresset (Vol. XV, No. 1)
Volume 15, 1951-1952
The Cresset (Vol. XVI, No. 1)
Volume 16, 1952-1953
The Cresset (Vol. XVI, No. 12) [Vol. XVII, No. 1]
Volume 17, 1953-1954
The Cresset (Vol. XVIII, No. 1)
Volume 18, 1954-1955
The Cresset (Vol. XIX, No. 1)
Volume 19, 1955-1956
The Cresset (Vol. XX, No. 1)
Volume 20, 1956-1957
The Cresset (Vol. XXI, No. 1)
Volume 21, 1957-1958
The Cresset (Vol. XXII, No. 1)
Volume 22, 1958-1959
The Cresset (Vol. XXIII, No. 1)
Volume 23, 1959-1960
The Cresset (Vol. XXIV, No. 1)
Volume 24, 1960-1961