Our Trademark

 The biblical phrase represented by the logo on the journal's front cover and spelled out on the back cover, Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (I Peter 1.25), was adopted as motto by Luther’s sovereign, Frederick the Wise, and his successors.


The original “Protestant’’ princes walking out of the imperial Diet of Speyer 1529, unruly peasants following Thomas Muentzer, and from 1531 to 1547 the coins, medals, flags and guns of the Smalcaldic League all bore the most famous Reformation slogan, the first Evangelical confession: the Word of the Lord remains forever. 

While the appearance of the phrase varies in historical use, the square design on our pages is an original trademark design of Lutheran Quarterly, Inc., used by us since 1987 to distinguish our publication and goods from those of others, and should not be used without permission from the managing editor Virgil Thompson, vftonlummi@gmail.com