How long should we commemorate an anniversary? Concordia Historical Institute has decided that one issue of the Quarterly is not enough! The Winter 2021 Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Volume 94, no.4) provides three more articles for the occasion of the 175th anniversary of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTSFW)
First up, Lawrence Rast, Jr., current president of CTSFW, provides us with “Remembering and Rejoicing: Reflections on 175th anniversaries”. This article was presented at the 2021 CHI annual Awards Banquet. Next up, David Scaer’s article, “The Move to Fort Wayne: The ‘How,’ the ‘What,’ and the ‘Why'” and William Weinrich’s article, “Concordia Theological Seminary 1985-2010: A Story of Decline and Revival”, provide an excellent look at CTSFW as it continued its charter mission in it’s move back to Fort Wayne. The Concordia Theological Quarterly has given permission to reissued the last two articles.
The annual CHI Awards Banquet Awards of Commendation for publications for the previous year, along with “Lutheran History in North America: A Bibliography of Works Published in 2021 by Rev. Todd Zittlow, CHI archivist, finish out the issue.
This issue contains four book reviews because to make up for having none in the previous issue. D. Richard Stuckwisch reviews Friedrich Lochner’s, “The Chief Divine Service of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church; William Weinrich reviews John Hannah’s, “Arthur Carl Piepkorn: Chaplain to the Greatest Generation”, and CHIQ book review editor Ken Schurb reviews two books: Mark David Hall’s, “Did America have a Christian Founding?”, and Andrew L. Seidel’s, “The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American.”
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