Second Conference on the Classics
to Take Place at CTS

FORT WAYNE, IN (CTS)Lutheranism & the Classics II: Reading the Church Fathers will take place on the CTS campus September 28-29, 2012. The conference focuses on the Reformation-era reception of the Latin/Greek fathers, classical authors, ancient Christian hymnody, cultivation of neo-Latin and pedagogy. Latin will be used in three worship settings. The conference celebrates Lutheranism’s engagement with the church’s greatest teachers of the past and their value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations.

The conference is intended for Lutheran pastors who desire to be life-long learners of the Word of God, Lutheran “classical” educators (principals, teachers, parents) attempting to revitalize education at the parish level, professional classicists seeking the integration of Christian faith and learning, those who don’t know the ancient languages yet (but are fascinated by them), homeschoolers, high school Latin students and their teachers, and prospective seminary students.

The conference features three plenary papers by leading Lutheran scholars, a banquet address and no fewer than 20 sectionals. Speakers include:

    • Carl L. Beckwith, Associate Professor of History and Doctrine, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
    • David R. Maxwell, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
    • Carl P. E. Springer, Professor in the Department of English and the Classical Studies Program, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
    • William C. Weinrich, Professor of Early Church History and Patristic Studies, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

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Retreat Fees: $100 (includes banquet, evening of September 28), $40 (college students), $25 (high school students). For additional information and to register, please visit, e-mail or phone 260-452-2204.