VOLUMES 3 & 4 PLANS

WHAT WILL BE IN VOLUMES 3 AND 4 of the Selected Writings of Arthur Carl Piepkorn

(Updated 2/2008)

It is hoped that Volume 3, Ministry and the Unity of the Church will be out in the late spring of 2008 and that Volume 4, Worship and the Christian Life will follow about three months later.

George Tavard, A.A. who died suddenly on August 13, 2007, wrote the Foreword for Volume 3. He was on the Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialogue with Piepkorn since its beginning and was still on it in 2006.

Frank Senn wrote the Foreward for Volume 4. Susan (Gustafson) Rubendall is doing the optical character scanning work in memory of her first husband David who was working on volume 2 before his death, Donald Veitengruber proofreads everything and makes valuable suggestions, Dr. George Muenich assists with translation of Germna, Dr. Ronald Jones assists with the transaltion of Latin, many others have shared copies of Piepkorn documents or assisted in other ways.

1) Let me know which Piepkorn articles you would like to be in Volume 3-4. Below,in alphabetical order, is a list of 130+ of the more promising ones. I have not numbered it as I am adding to it constantly. So you must give me the title of any you would like to see in the volume(s). Some may have been published later. If you have a publication by Piepkorn with the same title, please let me know.

2) Here is the list of items I am considering for the three volumes:

  • “Personal Confession of Faith” and “Discussion of Issues”Faithful to Our Calling, Faithful to Our Lord, 1973
  • Address on “Systematic Theology” July 22, 1970. This remarkable essay points out that systematicizing is an essential part of all of the fields of theology and of how “systematic theology” relates to those fields. Piepkorn also relates how dogmatic theology came to take precedence over the Lutheran Confessions in the Missouri Synod. Unpublished. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “All Those Who Are Penitent” Homily, n.d
  • “The Apostolic Succession: The Present Situation” mimeoed, Dec 5, 1959
  • “The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Acts 1:1-11” 12 pages, double spaced, unpublished
  • “The Augsburg Confession for Our Time” Response in Worship, Music and the Arts, Advent 1962. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “Baptistries and Fonts” Christian Worship 44-46
  • “Belief and Unbelief: [Is There Still Room For God?]” untitled sermon 1965, unpublised
  • “Belief and Unbelief: The Unbelief of the Believer” St. Mark 9:24, 1965, unpublished
  • “Blessed Art Thou Among Women” Una Sancta 15:3 1958 This is in The Church and so should not be listed here.
  • “‘A Brief Statement’ and the Lutheran Symbols” unpublished
  • “By Way of Introduction” Introduction to a series of artices in the American Lutheran on the ecclesiasticl arts Christian Worship 11-15
  • “The Catholicity of the Lutheran Church” Una Sancta 11:3, 1952. This is in volume 1.
  • “The Celebrant’s Self-Communion” Una Sancta, Holy Cross, 1947 and a one-page typed statement from 1965
  • “Chapel Address on the Feast of the Holy Cross” (Sep 14)
  • “Charisma in the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers” (CTM June 1971)
  • “‘Charismatic’ Renewal” June 10, 1971 unpublished
  • “Christ and Culture” (Response in WMA, Pentecost 1960)
  • “Chiefly Are We Bound to Praise Thee for the Resurrection” Loyalty: Christ and Country, April 1950
  • “Christians Are United” sermon Jan 22, 1950
  • “The Circumcision and Name of Jesus” (Concordia Pulpit 1962)
  • “Church, Nation and Nationalism” in Warren Quanbeck, ed. God and Caesar
  • [“The Community of Hope, Love and Grace”] (his homily preached at Concordia Seminary immediately following the 1973 Synodical Convention)
  • “Confessionalism and Ecumenical Concerns” (typed 11/1959)
  • “The Council of Chalcedon, 451-1951” Una Sancta 10 [11]:5, 19-23. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “Conversation Piece: A Common Heritage and a Common Scripture Impels Lutherans to Talk with Roman Catholics” Lutheran Forum October 1967 6-9 
  • [“The Death of Dogma”] 1963-64 unpublished 1 page
  • “The(Dialog) Word Needs Spreading” CTM December 1971 707-9
  • “‘The Doctrine [of the Gospel] and All Its Articles’ (Epitome 10:7 and Solid Declaration 10:31” – July 17, 1972 letter to Edward A. Rauff. This may be the definitive explanation of the meaning of that phrase and of “the doctrine of the Gospel” in AC 7:2. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “The Doctrine of Marriage in the Theologians of Lutheran Orthodoxy” CTM July 1953, 465-89
  • “Do the Symbolical Books Speak Where the Sacred Scriptures Are Silent? (CTM 1972 and July 1989). ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “Draft of a Statement on the Translation of descendit ad infera in the Apostles’ Creed” Sep 25, 1970 unpublished
  • “Ecclesiological Milestones: The Catholic Creeds, the Lutheran Symbols, Baier’s Compendium” Seminarian Dec 1953, 13-18
  • “Eve Reversed: Intentionally Non-controversial Reflections on the Woman Who Gave Birth to God”Seminarian Feb 1960 4-7
  • “Exercise in Comparative Ecumenism: Two Statements on the Eucharist” Lutheran Forum 8:1 February 1974 (written about a year earlier-one of his last writings)
  • “Feast of the Presentation of our Lord and the Purification of Mary” (Concordia Pulpit 1967)
  • “February’s Festivals” CTM 31 Feb 1960 84-86
  • “Form in Worship” Seminarian Mar 1951 7-8
  • “The Formula and Book of Concord” New Catholic Encyclopedia 1967
  • “Four Christmas Mediations” Una Sancta Advent 1946 3-9
  • “‘Fraternal Conversation and Consolation’ as a Means of Mutual Care” n.d. unpublished
  • “Good Lord, Deliver Us! . . . Help Us, Good Lord!” Response in WMA 7 1965 22-28
  • “Guidelines for Dialog: A Sermon” CTM 36 Mar 1965 171-7
  • “Historical Introduction to the Formula of Concord” Seminary Press 1958
  • “Holy Communion at a Wedding” Una Sancta 10:4 1951, 9-13
  • “How Do Lutherans evaluate, theologically and practically,episcopally structured churches?” n.d. unpublished
  • “The Inspiration of Scripture: The Position of the Church and Her Symbols” (CTM October 1954). ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • Piepkorn’s review of Robert Preus’ “The Inspiration of Scripture: A Study of the Theology of the Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Dogmaticians” CTM (Nov 1957). ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “Intercession on Behalf of the Souls of the Dead” 1957 unpublished? mimeograph
  • “The Inter-Lutheran Proposal [for Holy Communion celebrations]: Some Reflections, Mainly Theological”May 28, 1971. He sent some edits to Carl Schalk on June 10, 1972, so this is probably published somewhere. If you know where, please let me know.
  • “Interpretation of Scripture” 1972 unpublished “Interview on the Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialogue”November 11, 1971 unpublished transcript
  • “Introduction” to JTMueller’s “The Lutheran Confessions” plus corrections and suggestions 7 pp
  • “In What Sense does Mission Belong to the Essence of the Church?” Dec. 1958 unpublished
  • “The Issues that Divide: Do They Still?” date?
  • “Is the Article ‘Of the Election of Grace’ in ‘A Brief Statement of the Doctrinal Position of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States’ Satisfactory in 1961.”Unpublished.
  • “It Is the True Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” Lutheran Witness, Mar 29, 1955?.
  • “Ius Divinum and Adiaphoron in Relation to Structural Problems in the Church” (LARC Dialogue V)
  • “The ‘Just War’ Theory and the Lutheran Theological Tradition” August 1972. unpublished
  • “The Lay Server” Christian Worship p. 36-8
  • “Lay Workers in the Church” with H.J.A. Bouman, and E.L. Lueker – (deals with whether lay persons, including seminarians, may be authorized to perform distinctive functions of the holy ministry) (CTM December 1968) Cf. “‘Deacon’ Ordination” in CTM January 1967)
  • “Let’s Change the Creed” Lutheran Forum Nov 1967 12-13. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “Let the PAST Speak to the PRESENT” American Lutheran Sept 1953, 218
  • “Let Us Pray” Response in WMA 6 1966, 134-7
  • “Living with the Brothers in the Lord” (CTM March 1968)
  • “A Lutheran Breviary” US 7:1 Advent 1946 12-16
  • “Luther and Motifs in the Lutheran Symbols” 1973? unpublished
  • “The Lutheran Church and the Community of the Arts” The Lutheran Scholar 13:1-2 Jan-Apr 1956 Reprinted in Our Church, 451-65
  • “Lutheran Considerations on the Subject of Justification” 3 page single-spaced “outline” entitled “‘Justification’ in Lutheran Theology,” and transcript of the presentation and of the discussion. May 24, 1965 at the L/RC Dialogue. unpublished
  • “A Lutheran Statement to Lutherans” (about the Church and the Papacy; unpublished February 1973)
  • “The Lutheran Liturgical Movement” (Una Sancta 17:4, 1960)
  • “The Lutheran Symbolical Books and Luther” . ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “The Lutheran Symbolical Books from 1580 through the Nineteenth Century”
  • “Lutheran Symbols” Amer Luth Oct 1957 14-15
  • “Lutherans and Other Christians” Part I: The Lutheran Tradition,Oct 18, 1965, 6 pp. Part II: Roman Catholics Jan 1966, 1 p. Part III: Missing. Part IV: The Protestant Episcopal Church. Feb 1966, 1 p. unpublished
  • “The Lutheran Understanding of Prayer” unpublished
  • “A Lutheran View of the Validity of Lutheran Orders” (LARC Dialogue IV)
  • “Melancthon, the Confessor” (CTM September 1960). ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • [Memorial Service Homily for Walther A. Maier],(unpublished, 1952)
  • “The Ministry in the Scriptures, the Sybols, and the Church” June 24-28, 1957
  • “The Moment of the Real Presence in the Lord’s Supper” CTM 30 July 1959 530-1 (cf a similar one in The Church)
  • “The Mother of God–As Other Christians See Her” Marian Regional Conference of the Apostolate of Christian Renewal, Milwaukee June 16, 1973. One of his last essays. If you know if it was published, please let me know.
  • “A New Look at the Biblical and Symbolical Data Underlying the Doctrine of the Sacred Ministry” 1965? unpublished?
  • “The Norm of Lutheran Piety” Una Sancta 6:3-4 1946, 3-10,10-15
  • “Notes on Reverence” Introduction to The Conduct of the Service 1965
  • “Orthodoxy and Pietism” April 1962 unpublished
  • “Possible Courses of Action Involving a Disaffected or Dissident Individual or Group of Individuals in the Church” CTM Dec 1971 726-30
  • “Prayers for the Dead” Nov 22, 1961 unpublished 1/2 page
  • “Preface to a New Volume [of Una Sancta]” Una Sancta 10:1 Advent 1950, 2-3 By the editorial staff inc. Piepkorn
  • “Preludes to Praise: Devotional Reflections” CTM Dec 1963, 709-20
  • “The Problem of Universalism” n.d. unpublished
  • “The Prone or Pulpit Office” His last sermon? Nov 11, 1973
  • “Proof Texts that Prove Nothing” American Lutheran, Dec 1953, 3-4
  • “Proposed Theses on OT Exegesis and the Lutheran Symbols” Feb 10, 1965 one page. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “The Propriety of Lutherans Using the New Roman Catholic Lectionary” CTM 43 Jul-Aug 1972, 449-53 -The canon, the deuteroncanonical books and the Confessions. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “The Protestant Worship Revival and the Lutheran Liturgical Movement” in The Liturgical Renewal of the Church, ed. M H Shepherd Jr 1960, 55-97
  • “The Queen of Holy Days” [Easter sermon]
  • Response to Ralph Bohlmann’s: “Is the Writing of Confession Possible Only Where Scripture Speaks?” Sep 1971, 10 pp.
  • Response to “Church Offices in the Light of the Lutheran Confessions” Dec 1971, 4 pp.
  • “The Roman Primacy in the Patristic Era: II. From Nicaea to Leo the Great” (LARC Dialogue V)
  • “The Sacrament of Penance” 1966 unpublished 35 pp
  • “The Sacred Ministry and Holy Ordination in the Sacred Scriptures and in the Symbols and Liturgy of the Church of the Augsburg Confession” Una Sancta 12:4 1955 3-11
  • “The St. Louis Faculty Statement on Holy Scripture” editorial American Lutheran Dec 1960 3-4 (edits in ACP’s hand)
  • “The Salvation that God Bestows–What Is the Goal and Content of His Sending? (The Witness of the Lutheran Symbols)” n.d. unpublished 1 page
  • “Statement on Ordination” (The Triangle)
  • “Some Thoughts on the Church in the Lutheran Symbols” n.d.
  • “Suggested Revisions of the Statement of the Faculty Committee on Justificiation” May 4, 1965
  • “The Teaching Ministry of the Whole Church in Lutheran Perspective with Special Reference to the Authority of Scripture, Traditions, Creeds, Confessions, Bishops, Councils, and the Pope” 9 pp. mimeod, may not be by Piepkorn
  • “Thanksgiving–Worry in Reverse?” Lutheran Witness November 27, 1951, 378.
  • “Thoughts on the Eucharist” Una Sancta 3:1 1942 126-8
  • “Three Words in Our Worship” Devotional Reflections” CTM July 1961, 389-402
  • Piepkorn’s review article of M. Chemnitz’ “Two Natures in Christ,” tr. J A O Preus. CTM May 1973 218-26
  • “Una Sancta–The Burden and the Obligation” Not sure of location of if by ACP
  • “The Virgin Birth Controversy: A Lutheran Reactions” (Marian Studies, 1973 (one of his last publictions)
  • “Walter and the Lutheran Symbols” (CTM October 1961). ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • [“We Must ‘Catch Up,’ ‘Carry Through,’ and ‘Go Beyond’ the Lutheran Reformation”] Fall 1954 Leader’s Guide for?
  • “What About Vestments for Pastors?” CTM July and August 1959
  • “What Catholics Can Learn from Lutherans” Catholic Reporter, Jan 1966, p. 11
  • “What Does ‘Inerrancy’ Mean?” CTM Sep 1965 577-93. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “What Have We to Celebrate in the Reformation?” Unpublished Nov 29, 1967
  • “What Is Worship?” Faith Forward, 1963? 2-11
  • “What Law Cannot Do for Revelation” Oct 26, 1960 unpublished
  • “What Lutherans Contribute to Dialog with Roman Catholics” Lutheran Witness Jan 1966 5-7
  • “What the Bible Has To Say About Unity” The Lamp, A Christian Unity Magazine, 66:4, April 68, 4 pp.
  • “What the Symbolical Books of the Lutheran Church Have to Say About Worship and the Sacraments”(revised 1989 edition)
  • “Why Still Be Lutheran?” American Lutheran, Octobe 1965. ##Note: This was published in volume 2.
  • “Worship” Seminarian September 1952, p. 4

Each volume will also contain a number of other previously unpublished studies, essays and statements, and some of his letters, which often are mini-doctrinal statements on issues that are still troubling the Church today.