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Fritzsche Oration

The Fritzsche Oration is an initiative of Lutheran Archives and ALC.

The oration highlights the contribution of theologians of the Church to the history of Australian Lutheranism. In the early 1840s Gotthard Fritzsche opened a small college in Lobethal SA to provide theological education for pastors and teachers, inspiring generations of theological training in Australia.

2021 Fritzsche Oration

Dr Dean Zweck presented the 2021 oration entitled 'Centenary of the UELCA'.

2018 Fritzsche Oration

Rev Dr Peter Lockwood presented the 2018 oration entitled 'A small cog in a large wheel: the FRM's bush courses in Central Australia in the context of the preparation and support of indigenous church workers'.

View the video: 2018 Fritzsche Oration

2016 Fritzsche Oration

Rev Dr Vic Pfitzner delivered the Fritzsche Oration on the 19th of August, 2016, commemorating Gotthard Fritzsche as the fore-runner of Lutheran theological education in Australia, and highlighting the contribution of the theologians of the Church to the history of Australian Lutheranism.

View the video: 2016 Fritzsche Oration