Concordia Theological Seminary will present its annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology Jan. 20-23 on its campus in Fort Wayne, Ind., and in a live webcast.
The 30th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology, Jan. 20-21, will explore “The Integrity of the Scriptures: Text and Canon.”
Presenters and their topics are:
- Rev. Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, academic dean and professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS), “How Important is the Homologoumena and Antilegomena Distinction for the New Testament Canon in the 21st Century? The Book of Revelation as a Test Case.”
- Rev. Dr. Jeffrey J. Kloha, professor of Exegetical Theology and provost at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, “Manuscripts and Texts of the New Testament: A Case Study on the Textual Tradition of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.”
- Rev. Dr. Charles E. Hill, John R. Richardson professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Fla., “Toward a Theory of the Early Development of the New Testament Text.”
- Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe, professor of Exegetical Theology at CTS and president of the Concordia University System, “Jeremiah: Premier Exhibit of Textual Elasticity or Interesting Example of Textual Stability?”
- Rev. Dr. Peter J. Scaer, associate professor of Exegetical Theology and director of the Master of Arts Program at CTS, “Acts: Defining the Canon from Within.”
- Rev. Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr., professor and chairman of Exegetical Theology and director of Spanish-Speaking Pastoral and Diakonal Formation at CTS, “ἀσφάλεια as Canonical Criterion.”
A panel discussion will be moderated by the Rev. Dr. William C. Weinrich, professor of Historical Theology at CTS.
The 38th Annual Symposium on The Lutheran Confessions will take place Jan. 21-23 under the theme “Culture: Friend or Foe.”
Presenters and their topics are:
- Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., CTS president, “Culture — No Escape.”
- Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer, David P. Scaer Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and chairman of the Department of Systematic Theology at CTS, “Biblical Studies as Culturally Driven Discipline.”
- Rev. Dr. John P. Hellwege Jr., pastor of Emmaus Lutheran Church, St. Louis, “American Response to German Politics before WWII.”
- Dr. Adam S. Francisco, associate professor of History and Political Thought, Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., “Islam’s Future in America: Replacing a Christian Culture.”
- Rev. Dr. Alvin J. Schmidt, professor emeritus, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill., “When Culture Was First Made Christian: The Accomplishment of Constantine and Theodosius.”
- Rev. Dr. Roland F. Ziegler, Robert D. Preus Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Confessional Lutheran Studies at CTS, “Culture and the Vocation of a Theologian.”
- Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien, assistant professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at CTS, “Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage: The Triumph of Culture.”
- Dr. J. Budziszewski, professor, Department of Government, The College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas, Austin, “The New Paganism” and “How a Constitution May Undermine Constitutionalism.”
Those unable to be on campus for the series can watch via the Internet by signing up for the Livestream Video option, which allows viewers to watch live or at their convenience via the archived presentations.
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. 22 are $40 each. Registration for the Livestream video option is $75.
For more information or to register online, visit ctsfw.edu/symposia.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014