Seminary Ridge Press

Seminary Ridge Press

Seminary Ridge Press is the publishing arm of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

Established in 2008, projects include the CD Thy Ways Illumine: Music of Hope and Comfort Across Five Centuries, the biography Expanding Horizons for America's Lutherans: The Story of Abdel Ross Wentz and the scholarly journal Seminary Ridge Review. 

Gettysburg: The Quest For Meaning
Essays on How We Remember the Battle and Understand its Consequences

For the news release, click here.

Edited by
Gerald Christianson, Barbara Franco and Leonard Hummel 

Foreword by
Edward Linenthal

Maria Erling, Pamela Cooper-White, Rick Beard, Gerald Christianson, Bradley Hoch, Mark Oldenburg, Nelson Strobert, Barbara Franco, Susan Colestock Hill, Leonard Hummel, Gregory Hoskins 

Available in the Seminary Ridge Museum Shop
or in the Gettysburg Seminary Bookstore (717) 338-3005


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A recording of music designed to surround listeners with hope and comfort in times of suffering and need.

Jointly produced with Music, Gettysburg!, the CD Thy Ways Illumine:Music of Hope and Comfort Across Five Centuries contains twelve songs from across five centuries of sacred music performed by the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg under the direction of Stephen P. Folkemer with accompaniment by the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble. Thy Ways Illumine includes several psalms set to melodies by Johann Schein, Giovanni Palestrina, Andrew Rosenfeld, and Folkemer. Other songs are composed by Heinrich Schutz, Samuel Wesley, Johann Franck, and Charles Stanford. Folkemer also set a text by Herman Stuempfle to music, a favorite of those who attend the Schola’s popular Festive Choral Vespers for Advent “O Come Lord Jesus, Quickly Come."

Available in the Seminary Bookstore.


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“Abdel Ross Wentz set the terms for our generation” of historians.
— Martin Marty

To learn more about Expanding Horizons for America's Lutherans, click here.

Available in the Seminary Bookstore.


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An unusual "book" for an unusual building

To learn more about Übergang, the limited-edition snake book with images of historic Schmucker Hall pre-renovation, click here. Schmucker Hall is now the Seminary Ridge Museum.