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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Old Missouri library – Der Lutheraner downloads (Part 2a)

[2017-03-24: see new comment. Working on malfunctioning "Box.com" download links! -- Will advise here when these are fixed. ~~ 3/25 -- see added temporary links; 
==>> 3/28 -- added ALL links to new uploaded Archive.org copies]
This continues from the previous Part 1 which presented download links to the entire series of the periodical journal Lehre und Wehre.  In this post, I am providing the links to the scanned copies of much material from the volumes of Der Lutheraner.  This periodical tended to lose its spiritual nature in the later years and so I was selective in what articles I scanned.

In a blog post of March 2012, I reviewed the other website devoted in part to the translation of early issues of Der Lutheraner by Pastor Joel Baseley and his Mark V Publications.  I notice that at this time he is offering a full English translation of the first 3 volumes from 1844 to 1847.  Much of the material in these volumes is from Walther himself and is a wonderful resource.  But although Baseley's translation work is helpful, it is not near enough for me.  Walther's material is so wonderful, I want much more...  I want it all!

To aid in going through the vast material in this periodical, I produced a Table of Contents file for most of it and entered the data from the Index pages where available – not all volumes had indexes.  I added hyperlinks for ease of navigating the 90 volumes.  Here are downloads for both the DOC file and converted PDF file – in both original German (well edited) and English (roughly translated by Google Translate):
I separated out the Indexes in this file:
  • DL-Indexes only-hyperlinked.DOC       (1.4 MB - German)
  • DL-Indexes only-hyperlinked.PDF        (1.4 MB - German)
  • To get an English version, the reader must copy sections into Google Translate for now – I may update to add English files later.  A basic problem with this is that an alphabetized German index will not correspond with an alphabetized English version.  (Can someone help me on this?)
Some of these volumes are available for download from books.google.com,  These are marked in red font. (Send a private message for my scanned copies of the Google Books versions. -- see below, now uploaded all to Archive.org)
Der Lutheraner – download links (23-100 MB, ~ 4GB total)
  1,    2,    3,    4,    5,    6,    7,    8,    9,  10    (1844 – 1854)
11,  12,  13,  14,  15,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20    (1854 
– 1864)
21,  22,  23,  24,  25,  26,  27,  28,  29,  30    (1864 
– 1874)
31,  32,  33,  34,  35,  36,  37,  38,  39,  40    (1875 
– 1884)
41,  42,  43,  44,  45,  46,  47,  48,  49,  50    (1885 
 1894)
51,  52,  53,  54,  55,  56,  57,  58,  59,  60    (1895 
– 1904)
61,  62,  63,  64,  65,  66,  67,  68,  69,  70    (1905 
– 1914)
71,  72,  73,  74,  75,  76,  77,  78,  79,  80    (1915 
– 1924)
81,  82,  83,  84,  85,  86,  87,  88,  89,  90    (1925 – 1934)
(Updated links May 12, 2013 – some OCR text files – see updated blog post)
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2017-03-25: alternate Box.com links - all my scans:
  1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   910, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80
81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90

Archive.org uploads -- not from Google Books, my own scans [finished 2017-03-28]:
  1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80
81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90
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As an incentive to dig into this periodical, I present below Walther's announcement of the first meeting of the Synodical Conference in volume 28, page 184:
Proceedings of the first meeting of the Evangelical – Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America at Milwaukee from July 10 to 16, 1872.
   This report has just left the press. It has 75 pages and contains the opening sermon and a detailed log of the proceedings: 1) about our task in relation to the English population of our country; 2) on the doctrine of justification; 3). over home missions etc.  Notably, the proceedings on justification should (on pages 20–68) give the report a value not small by the fact that this sweet heart doctrine is not treated by dry theological teaching, but practically speaking, that every one which desires something for his soul's salvation, he will find plenty of what he seeks. Members of our Synod can get this report through our agent Mr. M.C. Barthel and his commissioners for 20 Cents . W. [Walther]
The "proceedings on justification" are sometimes referred to as the essay "Synodical Conference Report 1872", or "SCR 1872".  This is the foundational document of the Synodical Conference... and what was the subject?  The Doctrine of Justification.  Prof. Kurt Marquart translated and published this but erroneously identified the author as Prof. F.A. Schmidt.  The actual author was none other than the writer of the above notice in Der Lutheraner.  Do you see how Walther prefers the subject matter to take precedence over who the author was?  Do you see how important this Doctrine of Justification was to Walther?

Do you want more incentives to dig into Der Lutheraner issues?  See Part 2a on the next post in this series. [Part 2a never completed]
[There is another blog post (here) that gives more information, but this is the main download post.]
(Part 3 continues this series with the Convention Essays of Walther and Pieper)

4 comments:

  1. I don't know if you are aware, but your scanned copies of DL are no longer available on box.com. When you click on a link, the website gives the title of the document (e.g. DL61.pdf) along with the message "Not Found." The website still has a download button, but it doesn't work. If this is a glitch, I sincerely hope you are able to get it fixed. Your scans are an invaluable resource for anyone trying to learn more about the first century of the LCMS.

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    1. Thank You! for letting me know about this. I had not tested these Box.com links for awhile and I just confirmed your report on the first one -- DL04. (I do know the links to the St. Louis Edition of Luther's works are working OK.) I will get right on this and get it fixed. I will also add a notice on my more recent blog post of a few days ago so more readers may be informed.
      But more than this, with your encouragement, I will review my materials again to see if I can make Der Lutheraner even more accessible to everyone who wishes to learn more from the "invaluable resource". Please note that I am soon to publish a cross reference listing of all Der Lutheraner citations in Pieper's Christian Dogmatics. So keep watching my blogs for this.
      Although Der Lutheraner is a good reference to learn about the "first century of the Missouri Synod", yet it takes second place to the primary doctrinal journal: Lehre und Wehre. My next blog post will show this.

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    2. I have copied these to another location in Box.com and re-linked them. Upon testing these, many still come up "Not Found" but still allow them to be downloaded, e.g. DL61.pdf. (I don't understand why some say "Not Found". Please advise if the new "temporary alternate" links allow you to download or not.
      You will also notice that I hope to upload many (or all) of my scans to Archive.org -- keep watching this post for progress on this.

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    3. Anonymous:
      I have just finished uploading ALL of my scans of Der Lutheraner to Archive.org and provided a table of hyperlinks to them above. So now if the Box.com links do not work, at least the Archive.org links should work indefinitely. In most cases this will allow hyperlinking to individual pages in each of these volumes.

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