Concordia Theological Monthly

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walter maier, faith, professor, lutheran hour

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


On January 11, 1950, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, like all other sections of our Church, was thrown into a state of deepest mourning by the news that one of its professors, Dr. Walter A. Maier, shortly after midnight had departed this life. While since 1944 he had been on leave of absence, devoting his energies almost exclusively to the work of the Lutheran Hour, he was living on the campus, had contact with other professors and with students, and sent out his Sunday broadcasts from Station KFUO, located on the campus of Concordia Seminary. It was known that on December 29 he had been stricken with a serious heart ailment, but quite generally the hope was entertained that owing to his apparently inexhaustible resources of physical strength and endurance he would soon recover; but the Lord willed otherwise.


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars