(Academia Lutherana Philosophiae; Gk. acronym Alpha Lamda Phi). Assoc. organized March 1942 Chicago, Illinois Membership by invitation: patron, mem., fellow, award fellow. Purposes: to serve (1) as a means whereby professionally trained persons belonging to the Luth. Ch. may jointly confront and discuss the major problems of ch. and soc.; (2) as an instrument providing opportunity for the individual mem. of the Academy to contribute at his level of accomplishment to the thought and life of the Luth. Ch.; (3) as an instrument helping to preserve and develop the distinctive accents of Lutheranism within our pluralistic soc.; (4) as a means of creating opportunities to discuss and to formulate specific ethical concerns of the Luth. Ch. in various academic disciplines and in particular professions. Functions: (1) Pub. a quarterly journal, various symposia of proceedings from colloquies, institutes, assemblies, and conferences; (2) planning and implementation of nat. meetings designed to bring to the attention of selected groups of professional persons the nature and size of various issues of concern to both ch. and soc.; (3) joint work with appropriate bds. and commissions in raising and discussing matters of major concern to persons engaged in educ. coll. and grad. students; (4) selection of certain professions as areas meriting specific and concentrated investigation, analysis, and prescription.
R. Beese, The First Quarter Century, The Lutheran Scholar, XXVI (1969), 2832, 4561.
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