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Hermann O. E. Sasse Papers

Identifier: Collection ID-0706

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence and issues of "Lutherische Blaetter." It also includes photocopies of essays by Sasse with a chronological bibliography produced by Rev. Matthew C. Harrison.


  • 1933 - 1960


Biographical / Historical

Hermann Sasse was born in 1895 in Sonnewalde, Niederlausitz, Germany. He attended schools in Mecklenburg, Luebeck, Breslau, and Berlin. He studied theology and classics at Berlin from 1913 to 1916. After serving in the war, he was ordained in 1920. He held pastorates in Oranienburg and Berlin. He did post-graduate studies in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the editor of several periodicals, including the "Yearbook of the German Evangelical 'Landeskirche'." He was one of the founders of the "confessional Church" in Germany. He was the professor of Church History at Erlangen University from 1933 to 1949. He was a member of the Ecumenical Conference until 1947. He was the author of many books, including "Here We Stand", "This Is My Body", and "In Statu Confessionis". He served as professor of theology at the seminary of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Adelaide, Australia.


1.25 Linear Feet (Two 5" letter boxes; One 2" letter box; One 2" legal box)

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A partial list of articles written by Sasse
  • What is the Sacrament of the Altar? from The Springfielder Volume 32:1 (1968)
  • Theses On the Seventh Article of the Augsburg Confession from The Springfielder Volume 25:3 (1961)
  • The Confession of Faith: According to the New Testament from The Springfielder Volume 28:3 (1964)
  • The Future Reunited Church and The Ancient Undivided Church from The Springfielder Volume 27:2 (1963)
  • Confessional Churches in the Ecumenical Movement from The Springfielder Volume 31:1 (1967)
  • Protestant-Catholic Dialogue: A Lutheran View from Christianity Today (October 23, 1964)
  • Are We Forfeiting Our Heritage? from Christianity Today (October 22, 1965)
  • The Ecumenical Movement and the Lutheran Church from Concordia Theological Monthly Volume 31:2 (1960)
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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

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Saint Louis MO 63105 USA