Thanksgiving and Hope

In 1994 Luther Seminary marked its 125th anniversary with celebrations that included the publication of school history, entitled, Thanksgiving and Hope.

If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of Thanksgiving and Hope, please contact us and we will be happy to send you one.

Thanksgiving and Hope is a collection of essays chronicling the people, events and movements in the antecedent schools that have formed Luther Seminary:

  • Augsburg Seminary 1869-1963
  • Luther Theological Seminary 1876-1976
  • Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary 1920-1982

Augsburg Seminary joined Luther Theological Seminary in 1963. Luther Theological Seminary and Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary began merging in 1976, and completed full integration in 1982. The newly merged school was called Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary until 1994, when the name was changed to Luther Seminary.



Also included is an essay on the changing role of women throughout the history of the Seminary.

Thanksgiving and Hope includes a fascinating timeline that pins the development of the seminary and various Lutheran synods against a backdrop of national and world events.