Augsburg University began as a Norwegian Lutheran seminary in 1869 in Marshall, Wisconsin then moved to Minneapolis in 1872. Over the course of the twentieth century, it developed into a fully-accredited, liberal arts college. Now, 150 years after its founding, Augsburg still educates students for lives of meaning.
"In this fine and provocative history of Augsburg University ... history professor and teacher extraordinaire Phil Adamo crafts a story of an institution at once resilient and fragile, innovative and stuck, open and closed, faithful and relevant."
— Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University
"You might imagine a history of a small Lutheran college to be as bland as church-supper potato salad, but Phil Adamo has served us an entirely different dish: a spicy mix that blends theological feuds, sex scandals, altar paintings, whale bones, and much more. Hold Fast to What is Good is engaging and fresh, even riveting."
— Kirsten Delegard, Director, Mapping Prejudice Project, University of Minnesota
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