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The Commission on Christian Literature (CCL) Collection

Identifier: S020
The records consist of various materials pertaining to the operation and plans of the WELS Commission on Christian Literature. The records contain rules, minutes, reports, and financial information from meetings, correspondence, plans, and manuscripts from various authors commissioned by the CCL, and also a significant amount of information on the 1972 Bible Translations Seminar.


  • 1964 - 1979

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1 Box : 1 Record Box Containing 16 File Folders

Biographical / Historical

The Commission on Christian Literature was authorized by the 1963 synod in convention. The Synod Praesidium selected nine men based on nominations from Northwestern Publishing House. The purpose of the CCL was to “plan and promote the publishing of Christian literature. It shall have the authority to commission writers and to determine the amount of reimbursement for such writers. It shall unify the publishing program of the synod.” Among the various projects overseen by the CCL are the translation of Pieper’s Isaiah II commentary, a reprinting of Schaller’s Biblical Christology, and The People’s Bible series. The CCL gave its final report to the synod in convention in 1985, when it was disbanded due to financial restrictions.

Repository Details

Part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Archives Repository