The Augustana Story: Shaping Lutheran Identity in North America
Augsburg Fortress Publ, 2008 - Religion - 390 pages
This is the first book since 1960 to chronicle the history of the Augustana Lutheran Church, which was founded in 1860 primarily by Swedish immigrants. The Augustana Lutheran Church was the largest organization ever founded by Swedish Americans, and it gave birth to a large number of literary works, colleges, and hospitals, as well as a theological seminary. Includes index, black and white photos, and multiple appendices.
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