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. XXV, No. 1)
Volume 25, 1961-1962
The Cresset (Vol. XXVI, No. 1)
Volume 26, 1962-1963
The Cresset (Vol. XXVII, No. 1)
Volume 27, 1963-1964
The Cresset (Vol. XXVIII, No. 1)
Volume 28, 1964-1965
The Cresset (Vol. XXVIII [XXIX], No. 11 [1])
Volume 29, 1965-1966
The Cresset (Vol. XXX, No. 1)
Volume 30, 1966-1967
The Cresset (Vol. XXXI, No. 1)
Volume 31, 1967-1968
The Cresset (Vol. XXXII, No. 1)
Volume 32, 1968-1969
The Cresset (Vol. XXXIII, No. 1)
Volume 33, 1969-1970
The Cresset (Vol. XXXIV, No. 1)
Volume 34, 1970-1971
The Cresset (Vol. XXXV, No. 1)
Volume 35, 1971-1972
The Cresset (Vol. XXXVI, No. 1)
Volume 36, 1972-1973