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Luther, Martin. “To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Concerning the Reform of the Christian Estate,” in Luther’s Works 44 (Philadelphia, Muhlenberg, 1966), 123-217

________ . “To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools,” in Luther’s Works 45 (Philadelphia: Muhlenberg, 1962), 347-378

________ . “A Sermon on Keeping Children in School,” at

Melanchthon, Philip. “Instructions for the Visitors of Parish Pastors in Electoral Saxony,” in Luther’s Works 40 (Philadelphia” Muhlenberg, 1958), 269-320

________ . “On Improving the Studies of Youth,” in A Melanchthon Reader, Ralph Keen, trans. (New York: Peter Lang, 1988)

________ . “In Praise of the New School,” in Ralph Keen, A Melanchthon Reader (New York: Peter Lang, 1988)

________ . Orations on Philosophy and Education, Sachiko Kusukawa, ed., Christine F. Salazar, trans. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Our Calling in Education | Nuestro llamado en la educación (ELCA, 2007), 35-46 at

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Rooted and Open: The Common Calling of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (ELCA/NECU, 2018) at


Ahlstrom, Sydney, “What’s Lutheran about Higher Education? – A Critique,” in Papers and Proceedings of the 60th Annual Convention (Washington, DC: LECNA, 1974): 8-16

At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education, David Cunningham, ed. (New York: Oxford, 2016)

Bellah, Robert Bellah et al, The Good Society (New York: Vintage, 1992)

________ . Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, rev. ed. (Berkeley: University of California, 1996)

Benne, Robert. Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001)

Block, Peter. Community: The Structure of Belonging (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2009)

Christenson, Tom. Who Needs a Lutheran College? Values, Vision, Vocation (Minneapolis: Lutheran University, 2011)

________ . The Gift and Task of Lutheran Higher Education (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2004)

Cummings, Thomas, and Christopher Worley. Organization Development and Change, 8th ed. (Mason, OJ: Thomson/South-Western, 2003)

Denys, Edward P. Philip Melanchthon’s Unique Contribution to Education, Ph.D. diss. Loyola University Chicago, 1973

Engaging Others, Knowing Ourselves: A Lutheran Calling in a Multi-Religious World, Carol LaHurd, ed. (Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2016)

Farley, Edward. Deep Symbols: Their Postmodern Effacement and Reclamation (Valley Forge: Trinity, 1996)

Fowler, James. Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1981, 1995)

Gallagher, Michael, Clashing Symbols: An Introduction to Faith and Culture (Mahwah: Paulist, 1998)

Gallos, Joan. Organization Development: A Jossey-Bass Reader (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006)

Gritsch, Eric W., A History of Lutheranism (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002)

Harran, Marilyn. Luther and Learning (London: Associated University Presses, 1985)

Hofstadter, Richard. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (New York: Vintage, 1963)

Hoye, William J., “The Religious Roots of Academic Freedom,” Theological Studies 58 (1997): 409-428

Hughes, Richard T., and William B. Adrian, Models for Christian Higher Education: Strategies for Success in the Twenty-First Century (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997)

Kimball, Bruce A. “Interpreting the Liberal Arts: Four Lectures on the History and Historiography of the Liberal Arts,” in Liberal Arts 1:1 (January 2003)

________ . Orators and Philosophers: A History of the Idea of Liberal Education (New York: Teachers College Press, 1986)

Kittleson, James. Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career (Fortress, 2003)

Mahn, Jason, ed. The Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education (Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 20160

________ . Intersections: Faith, Learning, and Vocation in Lutheran Higher Education (NECU and Augustana College, biannual publication):

Marsden, George M., The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief (New York: Oxford, 1994)

Meyer, John and Brian Rowan, “Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony,” in Organizational Environments: Ritual and Rationality, John Meyer and Richard Scott, eds., rev. ed. (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1991)

Nelson, E. Clifford, The Lutherans in North America (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1975)

Obermann, Heiko. Luther: Man Between God and the Devil, Eileen Walliser-Schwarzbart, trans. (New Haven: Yale, 2006)

Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America’s Common Denominator? Philip Barlow and Mark Silk, eds. (Lanham, MD: Altamira/Rowman & Littlefield, 2004)

Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Patricia Killen and Mark Silk, eds. (Lanham, MD: Altamira/Rowman & Littlefield, 2004); this series includes a volume for each US region: see the full listing at Barnes & Noble online

Schein, Edgar. Organizational Culture and Leadership, 3rd ed. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004)

Schwehn, Mark R., “Lutheranism and the Future of the University,” The Cresset 73: 2 (Advent-Christmas 2009): 6-14

________ . Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America (New York: Oxford, 1993)

Senn, Frank C., Lutheran Identity: A Classical Understanding (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2008)

Simmons, Ernest L. Lutheran Higher Education: An Introduction for Faculty (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1998)

Sittler, Joseph. Faith, Learning, and the Church College. Connie Gegenbach, ed. (Northfield: St. Olaf College, 1989)

Skelton, Melissa. “The Purpose and Work of a Congregation,” in College for Congregational Development (Seattle: Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, 2010)

Solberg, Richard W., Lutheran Higher Education in North America (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1985)

Tillich, Paul. “Theology of Education,” in Theology of Culture (New York: Oxford, 1959), 146-157

Torvend, Samuel. People of Wondrous Ability: The Origins and Gifts of Lutheran Education (Tacoma: Pacific Lutheran University, 2015)

Wingren, Gustaf. Luther on Vocation. Carl Rasmussen, trans. (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 1957/2004)