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Augsburg Fortress

Augsburg Fortress
Parent company Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Founded 1988
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Publication types Books, Magazines
Imprints Augsburg, Fortress
Official website

Augsburg Fortress is the official publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and also publishes for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) as Augsburg Fortress Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota Augsburg Fortress publishes The Lutheran, the Lutheran Book of Worship, Lutheran Study Bible and Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as a range of academic and educational titles. The current CEO of Augsburg Fortress is Beth Lewis.


The press was formed in 1988 when the Board of Publication/Fortress Press and Augsburg Publishing House merged as their parent denominations joined together with the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches to form the ELCA.[1] Its two predecessor companies were:

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Cover of 1955 Jul I Vesterheimen, an annual Christmas magazine, published by Augsburg Pub. House from 1911-1957[2][3]

Note: Today's Augsburg Fortress continues to use "Fortress Press" as an imprint for academic titles and "Augsburg" for popular titles.

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Cover of Augsburg Fortress's Lutheran Study Bible, first published in 2009.

See also


  1. "Company History". Augsburg Fortress. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  2. "Norwegian-American Imprints: The Images". Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  3. "Christmas in Vesterheim (Journal, magazine, 1911) Luther College". Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  4. Scandinavian Review, Volume 9, American-Scandinavian Foundation., 1921, Page 145
  5. Michael L. Sherer. "When a Lutheran isn’t a Lutheran". Metro Lutheran. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  6. "The Henkel Press". Virginia Historical Society. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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