Happy 175th Anniversary! The Fall 2021 Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Volume 94, no.3) contains three articles which commemorate the anniversary of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTS) and its rich history of Lutheran theological education. All three articles appear in issues of the Concordia Theological Quarterly, and in cooperation with CTS these articles are presented here to reach a wider audience.
The Rev. Dr. James A. Baneck, Executive Director of LCMS Pastoral Education, starts the issue off on the proper note with his congratulatory letter. He opens with, “Blessing, Glory, and Thanksgiving be to God as the Church celebrates the 175th anniversary of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana”, a fitting introduction to the issue.
The lead article, entitled, “Concordia Theological Seminary: Practical Lessons from its German Period (1846-1945)” is by Charles P. Schaum, in which he provides unique insights into the early years of CTS. This article first appeared in the April 2021 issue of CTQ (Volume 85, Number 2). Next, the CHIQ editor, John C. Wohlrabe, Jr., provides an article entitled, “The Role of the Seminaries in the LCMS, 1847-2001”, where he looks at the interactions of the seminaries with each other and the Synod. This article originally appeared in the July/October issue of CTQ (Volume 85, Number 3-4). The third and final article is by Cameron A. MacKenzie II, who brings us a very personal and down-to-earth article entitled, “Secondhand Memories: Springfield Class of 1942”. This article originally appeared in the July/October issue of CTQ (Volume 85, Number 3-4).
There are no book reviews in this issue, but they will be back in the next issue!
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