Fritzsche Oration

The Fritzsche Oration is an initiative of Lutheran Archives and the Australian Lutheran Institute for Theology and Ethics (ALITE), part of Australian Lutheran College.

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.

2016 Fritzsche Oration

Dr Vic Pfitzner (lecturer 1968–2004; principal 1989–1997) presented the 2016 oration entitled 'Professorial Personalities – Luther Seminary’s Early Years', offering recollections on the personalities associated with the beginnings of the new united seminary formed in 1968.