Lutheranism & the Classics

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

October 2-3, 2014

Call for Papers

WHAT: The Wittenberg Reformation, deeply indebted to the new philological tools of Humanism, held the classical languages in high esteem and fostered the study of them and their literatures. The conference organizers seek papers of 20-25 minutes, or panels with at least three participants, on such topics as follow:

    • Reformation-Era Perspectives on Ancient Latin/Greek Historians
    • The History of Early Christianity as Viewed by 16th-century Reformers
    • Melanchthon and Universal History
    • Flacius and the Magdeburg Centuries
    • Historical Interpretations of Scriptural Texts in the Reformation
    • Saints’ Lives, Martyrologies, and the Reformers
    • History of Music and the Liturgy
    • The Role of History in Lutheran Pedagogy
    • Writing the History of Lutheranism
    • Lutheran Biography

Considerable latitude will be given, though proposals should exemplify philological excellence, contribute to the conference theme however broadly, and avoid overspecialization. Selected papers from this conference may be published. Presenters whose abstracts are accepted will receive a modest honorarium, greatly reduced board while in Fort Wayne, though not registration nor travel (beyond the airport van and transportation to the seminary).

WHO: Keynote addresses by Cameron MacKenzie (Concordia Theological Seminary), Paul L. Maier (emeritus, Western Michigan State University), and Robert J. Christman (Luther College).

WHEN: Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by electronic attachment to Carl P. E. Springer, Professor, Department of English and Coordinator, Classical Studies Program, Southern Illinois University at by November 1, 2013.