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Vale Dr Erich Renner

The ALC community mourns the passing of emeritus lecturer, Dr Erich Renner, who died on 31 December 2021 aged 99.

Dr Renner formerly served as a lecturer in Old Testament theology at Luther Seminary, retiring in 1991. Up until the last few years, he was a frequent visitor to the ALC campus. He continued to actively engage in his own learning, as he visited our library, and he was always interested in meeting our on-campus students and staff and regaling them with stories of the past. Dr Renner had a vast knowledge of the origins and formation of the Lutheran Church of Australia, and his quick wit left many of us struggling for our own responses. We thank God for his witness and service. He will be remembered fondly by members of our community for many years to come.

A memorial service will be held for Dr Renner on Monday 7 February 2022 at 2pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Adelaide. This service will be live streamed and can be accessed via this link: