Faithful, Reformational, Global

With an unwavering dedication to the Christian faith and a reformational perspective, ILT gathers students and professors from across the world, fostering a truly global academic community.

Welcome to the Institute of Lutheran Theology

The Institute of Lutheran Theology exists to preserve, promote, and propagate the classical Christian tradition from a Lutheran perspective.

The Institute of Lutheran Theology engages:

  • the contemporary cultural and intellectual horizon with the salvific and life changing Word of God in law and gospel.
  • students and scholars, pastors and teachers, lay people and congregations with the highest quality theological resources.
  • in a post-Kantian research paradigm that attempts to recover the original semantic and ontological assumptions of the Lutheran Reformation of the 16th century, which include theological realism, semantic realism and theophysical causality.

The Institute of Lutheran Theology exists to do the theology that the Church needs to deliver the Word of God to the world in need.

The Library

The Library at the Institute of Lutheran Theology serves as the scholarly foundation for the work of our students and faculty, and the theological endeavors of the Institute.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2a

Electronic Database

Library Catalog

The Library at the Institute of Lutheran Theology has a physical collection covering all areas of theological and ministry instruction at ILT including: Biblical Theology, Comparative Religions, Doctrinal Theology, Ethics, Historical Theology, Philosophy of Religion and Practical Theology. These collections can be searched and requested by students through the library catalog. Any physical materials requested from the library are processed and shipped to students within one business day.

The ILT Press

The ILT Press is committed to bringing the classical Christian tradition into conversation with the issues confronting the Church in the world today. Modeling the reasoned logos of the theological tradition, the publications of ILT Press explore the truth-claims made by thinkers and examines the grounds upon which these assertions are made. ILT Press is dedicated to bringing the original semantic and ontological assumptions of the Lutheran Reformation of the 16th century into direct engagement with the world in the 21st century.

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Learning Support Hub

As a community of faith and learning, the Institute of Lutheran Theology is committed to providing the highest level of support to ensure learning success for our students. The links below provide access to specific learning support offices in our campus intranet.