President of Concordia Theological Seminary in both St. Louis and Ft. Wayne
Died in 1887 and buried at Concordia Cemetery </li></li></ul><li>The Altenburg Debate<br />Unanswered questions – “Are our calls valid?” “Is this truly a church?”<br />Walther’s 8 Theses<br />The true church is made up of all those who believe in God’s word and the institution of Christ<br />Without the church, there is no salvation<br />
Higher education was necessary <br />Children would eventually lose German language, heritage, and their Lutheran faith<br />Understanding leads to enlightenment <br />Must be well grounded in general learning<br />Children must be taught of the great riches and gifts of God<br />Walther on Christian Education<br />
Sources<br /><ul><li>Suelflow, August Robert. "It Began in Europe/ New Horizons in America." Servant of the Word: the Life and Ministry of C.F.W. Walther. St. Louis: Concordia Pub., 2000. 11-61. Print.
"C.F.W. Walther." Concordia Historical Institute: Department of Archives and History, LCMS. Web. 17 Jan. 2011. <http://www.lutheranhistory.org/collections/fa/m-0004.htm</li>