Winter 2014 CHI Quarterly

The Winter 2014 issue of the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Vol. 87, No. 4) highlights the 1917 celebration of the quadricentennial of the Reformation in the Lutheran church bodies of America. There were several mergers of Lutheran synods both proposed and accomplished, as well as calls for joint celebrations. And

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CHI Trivia Night on April 25, 2015

Join Concordia Historical Institute for a fun evening of trivia and fellowship at our first Trivia Night on Saturday, April 25th. Not confident in your knowledge of Lutheran history? Don’t let that stop you – there will be a wide variety of rounds that are fun for all. Questions? Give

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“F. C. D. Wyneken: The Thunder That Follows the Lightning”

Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken, second president of the Missouri Synod, was born on 13 May 1810 at Verden, Hannover (Germany). In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of this pioneer missionary and synodical leader, the Institute has prepared a special commemorative exhibit for its museum on the Concordia

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“Albrecht Dürer: Master Woodcut Artist of the German Renaissance”

The exhibit includes forty-one of the fifty-seven woodcuts in the Small Passion and the Life of the Virgin series, both of which were put into book form in 1511. This is only the second time that the Institute has displayed its collection of Dürer prints. It will remain on display

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“To God Alone the Glory: The Life of C. F. W. Walther,ˮ

Featured in the CHI Museum at Concordia Seminary The exhibit uses documents, artifacts and publications from the Instituteʼs collections to tell the story of Waltherʼs life and work from his childhood and education in Saxony, his role in the Saxon Immigration to Missouri, and his multi-faceted career as pastor, seminary

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Volunteers Welcome!

Volunteers Welcome! Are you (or someone you know) looking for a volunteer opportunity where you will feel needed? CHI is seeking one or more volunteers who can commit to assist with filing on a regular basis. The person(s) must be able to alphabetize materials, move five-inch-wide file boxes from shelves

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“The Saxon New Worldˮ

A documentary film by H. Paul Moon about the 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri, sowing the seeds for one of todayʼs largest church bodies of Lutheranism. The video can be streamed free at www.thesaxonnewworld.com, and DVD copies of the film may be ordered from the same site.

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Pieces of Our Past

“Pieces of Our Pastˮ is a biweekly email message distributed through the LCMS eNews system. Each message features an interesting or unusual document, artifact or publication from the Instituteʼs collection with background information on its meaning and significance. Items featured in this series will be available on the Pieces of Our

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Spring CHI Quarterly Focuses on China Mission

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Spring Historical Footnotes Introduces Director Harmelink

Dr. Daniel Harmelink was installed as executive director of Concordia Historical Institute on 14 February 2014 in the chapel at the LCMS International Center by President Matthew Harrison. Pictures from the event and information about Dr. Harmelink are found in the Spring 2014 issue of the CHI membership newsletter, Historical Footnotes, available online in

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