Seminary Ridge Review

The Seminary's scholarly journal began publication in 1921 as the Gettysburg Seminary Bulletin. In 1998 the name was changed to Seminary Ridge Review. In the fall of 2009 it was relaunched to include the rubrics "Gettysburg Seminary Fine Arts" and "Poetry + Theology." The journal continues to publish theological articles, book reviews and texts from lectures and sermons. Seminary Ridge Review is published twice yearly. Single print issues are available for $9.00. Recent issues may also be viewed in the PDF archive below. Seminary Ridge Review received a DeRose-Hinkhouse Award for Excellence at the 2014 Religion Communicators Council (RCC) Conference. 

Spring 2014 – click to view PDF


Articles: Anna Madsen, Volker Leppin, Brooks Schramm, Mickey L. Mattox and Kirsi Stjerna

Reviews on books by Richard Louv and Brad S. Gregory

Poems: Frank Dullaghan, Robin Behn, Yehuda Amichai, Gary Ciocco, Peter Makuck, Sarah Grigg and Micheal
O’Siadhail. Recommendations are for books by Rafael Campo, Barbara Crooker, SAID, Philip Kolin and Ron Koertge.

Fine Arts: Donald Wilcox


Autumn 2013 – click to view PDF

Articles: Brooks Schramm, Allen Guelzo, Maria Erling, Guy Carter, John Spangler, Kirsi Stjerna, faculty minute for Nelson Strobert.

Book Reviews on titles by Garry Will, John W. Hessler and Jesse Zink.

Poems: Gary Fincke, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Kevin Hadduck, Jane Blanchard, Joshua Warfield, Jorge Aigla, Darnell Arnoult and Koh Xin Tian. Recommendations are for books by Marjorie Maddox, Lorrie Goldensohn and Mary Szybist.

Fine Arts: “Walking into History, Paint Brush in Hand: Dale Gallons Murals in the Seminary Ridge Museum” by Gerald Christianson. 

Spring 2013 – click to view PDF

Articles: Christopher Boyd Brown, John Witte, Jr., Kristin Johnston Largen, Surekha Nelavala, Barbara Franco and Kathleen Reed. Book Reviews are on titles by Eric Gritsch, Steven Pinker and Timothy Wengert.

Poetry + Theology: “Wish You Were Where” by Katy Giebenhain with poems from Michael Chitwood, Laura Shovan, Pamela Wynn, Joseph Bathanti, SAID, Menka Shivdasani and Patrick Cabello Hansel and with recommendations for books by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Mark Burrows), Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, David Breeden and Steven Schroeder.

Fine Arts: “The Built Environment of Seminary Ridge: The Art of Living on Sacred Ground” by John Spangler.

Autumn 2012 –
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Articles: David Rhoads, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Fletcher Harper, Marty Stevens and Guy C. Carter.

Book Reviews are on titles by John Reumann, Andrew Taylor-Troutman and James C. Burkee. 

Poetry + Theology features Utz Rachowski, Michael Ritterson (translator), G.C. Waldrep, Nina Forsythe, Robert Cording, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Steven Schroeder, Abby Arthur Johnson, Ray Givans, Philip Kolin and Jeff Gundy; fracking cartoons by Nin Andrews and recommendations for books by Brian Turner and Imtiaz Dharker.
Fine Arts: John Spangler.

Spring 2012 – click to view PDF

Articles: Claudia Bergmann, Günther Gassmann, Dirk Lange, Scott Moore, Michael Cooper-White and Nelson Strobert and reviews on books by Paul Hoffman, Albert Anderson, Gracia Grindal and John Matthews.

Poems: Eric Stenman, Gillian Clarke, Philip Gross, Marjorie Maddox, Martin Malone, Gerry LaFemina, Huw Jones, Todd Davis, Mary O’Connor, David Frye, Tim Sherry and Neill Morgan. Book recommendations are for poetry books by Stanley Moss, Lynn Powell and Tony Whedon.

Fine Arts: John Spangler. For the full interview text with artist Linda Witte Henke click here.

Autumn 2011 – click to view PDF

Articles by Surekha Nelavala, Christopher Hedges, Marty Stevens, Nelson Strobert, Johanna Johnson, Leonard Hummel and Jim Minick. Book Reviews are on books by Brigitte Kahl, Bruce Longenecker, K. L. Knoll and Brooks Schramm (eds.), and directors Hal and Kevin Dragseth.

The Poetry + Theology rubric features Better Living through Beowulf 's Robin Bates, poems by Gary Fincke, Anne Higgins, Thomas Alan Holmes, Alistair Noon, Margaret Atwood, Rachel Barenblat, Paul David Steinke and Kathleen Rogers, and recommendations for books by Barbara Leff, Rachel Barenblat and Mohja Kahf.

Fine Arts: Nicolé Raddu Ferry and Em Cole.


Spring 2011 – click to view PDF

Celebrating 40-years of the Luther Colloquy, we also lift up the ordination of alumna Rev. Elizabeth Platz. The issue includes articles by Dennis Janz, Hans Hillerbrand, Gerald Christianson, Michael Cooper-White, Mary Jane Haemig, Eric Gritsch, Mary Fast, Diana York Luscombe, Gilson Waldkoenig and Robin Steinke.
Reviewed books are by Jack Lundbom, Frederick Gaiser and David Kelsey. Book reviews are on works by Jack R. Lundbom, Frederick J. Gaiser and David H. Kelsey.

The Poetry + Theology rubric features an essay by Ted Kooser, interviews with Paul Steinke, Deirdre Neilen and Barbara Crooker and poems by George Ella Lyon, Raza Ali Hasan, John Graber, Steven Schroeder, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Will Lane, Maureen Jivani and Mary Anne Morefield. Fine Arts: John Spangler.

Autumn 2010 – click to view PDF


Articles by Bernadette Brooten, Eric Crump, Janet Morgan Riggs, Zeyneb (Salim) Sayilgan, Mark Swanson and Tomi Karttunen.

Book Reviews on works by Don Schweitzer, Rebecca Skloot, Walter Wangerin, Mark Allan Powell and Paul Hanson.

Poems by Ron Koertge, Lisa Parker, Clare Potter, Philip Kolin, Linda Parsons Marion, Tony Curtis and Marianne Worthington.

Fine Arts: John Spangler.




Spring 2010  – click to view PDF


Articles by Barbara Pitkin, Susan K. Hedahl, Timo Tavast and Norma S. Wood.

Book Reviews on works by Helmut Koester, Lawrence D. Folkemer, Andrew Root, William J. Wright, and Susan Colestock Hill.

Poems by Joyce Sutphen, Vickie Cimprich, Todd Davis, Rosie Shepherd and Travis Du Priest.

Fine Arts: Megan L. Weikel.




Autumn 2009  – click to view PDF

Articles by Maria Erling, Jack R. Lundbom, Robin J. Steinke, Lawrence D. Folkemer and Guy C. Carter.

Book Review on Robert Wuthnow's After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty and Thirty Somethings are Shaping the Future of American Religion.

Poems by Gary Ciocco, Kent Gramm and Kathleen O'Keefe Reed.

Fine Arts: John Spangler.


Partial archive of previous issues (coming soon)

Fall 1998
SRR Winter 1999
SRR Summer 199
SRR Fall 1999
SRR Winter 2000
SRR Fall 2000
SRR Spring 2001
SRR Fall 2001
SRR Spring 2002
SRR Fall 2002
SRR Spring 2003
SRR Fall 2003
SRR Spring 2004
SRR Fall 2004
SRR Spring 2005
SRR Fall 2005
SRR Spring 2006
SRR Fall 2006
SRR Spring 2007
SRR Fall 2007
SRR Spring 2008 
Fall 2008-Spring 2009