Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, is offering a conference Oct. 1-2 on “Lutheranism and the Classics.”
The conference is intended for pastors, educators, professional classicists, Latin students and their teachers, and anyone who is interested in the ancient languages of Hebrew, Greek and Latin.
The goal of the conference is “to consider how the classical languages have influenced the Lutheran church in the past and how Greek and Latin are poised to enrich church, academy and culture in both the present and the future,” according to the seminary.
The agenda includes three plenary papers, a banquet address and 12 sectional presenters who will deliver papers related to three tracks: “Academic,” “Classical Education” and “Concordia Tracks.” Latin will be used in three worship settings. A presentation by representatives of the John Burroughs School in St. Louis is intended especially for classical educators and home-schoolers.
Speakers include Dr. Jon Steffen Bruss, a classics professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence; Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; Dr. Carl P.E. Springer, professor of classics at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; and Dr. John G. Nordling, associate professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary.
“Attendees can expect to leave the conference with an awareness of how important the classical languages are for keeping the Lutheran church vital in the world and for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations,” said Nordling, organizer of the conference.
Full registration, which includes a banquet, is $85, or $55 for university students, $40 for high-school students and $20 for LCMS seminary students. For more information or to register, visit www.ctsfw.edu/classics.
Posted Sept. 8, 2010