Concordia Theological Seminary will present its annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology Jan. 19-22 on its campus in Fort Wayne, Ind., and in a live webcast. Both events will discuss aspects of the Reformation.
The 31st Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology, Jan. 19-20, will consider “The Contributions of Reformation Exegesis.”
Presenters and their topics include seminary (CTSFW) faculty:
- Rev. Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr., “My Soul Magnifies the Lord: Luther’s Hermeneutic of Humility.”
- Rev. Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, “All Scripture is Pure Christ: Luther’s Christocentric Interpretation in the Context of Reformation Exegesis.”
- Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling, “Luther’s Contributions to Commentary Writing.”
- Rev. Dr. Walter A. Maier III, “Patterns of Interpretation Seen in Luther’s Treatment of the Old Testament.”
- Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe, “The Reformation’s Interpretation of the Old Testament with Special Focus on the Prophetic Corpus.”
Also presenting will be Rev. Dr. Scott M. Manetsch, professor of Church History at Trinity Evangelical School of Divinity, Deerfield, Ill., “Commenting on Corinthians: Exegesis in the Age of Reformation.”
A panel discussion on “Reformation Hermaneutics” will be moderated by the seminary’s Rev. Dr. Peter J. Scaer.
The 39th Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions will take place Jan. 20-22 under the theme “Luther and the Reformation: Beginning the Celebration.”
Presenters and their topics include CTSFW faculty:
- Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer, “Justification: Set Up Where It Ought Not to Be.”
- Rev. Dr. Naomichi Masaki, “Luther’s Lectures on Galatians as the Banner of Reformation.”
- Rev. Dr. Roland F. Ziegler, “Lutheran Orthodox Theologians as Heirs of the Reformation.”
Also presenting are:
- Rev. Dr. Robert A. Kolb, professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, “How Luther Transformed Dying and Burying.”
- Dr. Ronald Rittgers, Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies and professor of History and Theology at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., “Martin Luther: The First Protestant Prophet.”
- Rev. Dr. Mark C. Mattes, chair of the Theology and Philosophy Departments at Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa, “Luther’s Theological Aesthetics.”
- Rev. Dr. Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, Pa., “Liking and Disliking Luther: A Reformed Perspective.”
- Dr. Carter Lindberg, professor emeritus of Church History, Boston University School of Theology, “The Big Thieves Hang the Little Thieves — Luther on a Market Economy.”
- Rev. Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown, associate professor of Church History, Boston University School of Theology, “God at Play in Contrast to Medieval and Modern Anxieties About God.”
Speaking at the Jan. 21 banquet will be the Rev. Dr. Korey D. Maas, assistant professor of History at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.
Registration is $160 for the entire symposia, $90 for the exegetical symposium only and $120 for the confessions symposium only. Also available is a one-day registration for $60. Tickets to the reception and banquet on Jan. 21 are $40 each. Registration for the live-stream video option is $75.
For more information, visit ctsfw.edu/symposia.
The seminary’s Lenten Preaching Workshop for pastors will take place Monday, Jan. 18, under the theme “Preaching Christ Through Old Testament Sacrifices.” Leading the workshop will be the Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble, Ind., and first vice-president of the LCMS Indiana District. Registration is $40.
More information is available at ctsfw.edu/lentenpreaching.
For more information or to register online for the symposia or preaching workshop, visit ctsfw.edu/symposia.
Posted Dec. 11, 2015