Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Dr. James G. Bushur

  • The Carl and Erna Weinrich Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Church Studies
  • Director of Deaconess Formation Programs
(260) 452-3214



Christianity in Conflict: 2nd Century Faith as a Model for the 21st Century Church

June 14, 2022-June 16, 2022

This course will consider the acts of early Christian martyrs and the theology of the second century, including Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, the martyrs of Lyons, Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas, Irenaeus of Lyons, and others. Special emphasis will be placed on their relevance for today. As our contemporary American culture progresses toward a pagan worldview, questions of Christian identity become of paramount importance. In this study, we will have the opportunity to consider these questions and benefit from the wisdom of our early Christian fathers as they preached the gospel in a hostile environment.                                                                                                                                  


Class begins Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Course Location

College Hill Lutheran Church
2322 Olive St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-3739

Course Readings

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Questions about
this Course?

Rev. Jon M. Ellingworth
(845) 216-3300

Phone Registration and General CE Information

LeeAnna Rondot
(260) 452-2204