Proclaim the Wonders God Has Done: 1918–2018

The opening service for Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary was conducted on September 24, 1946. Five students were enrolled during the first year. Norman A. Madson, Sr., the first dean of the seminary wrote, “Our own seminary is no longer merely a child of our fond desires, but has become a living reality.” The seminary shared classroom space with Bethany Lutheran College, and in a practice still in existence today, professors often taught both in the college and the seminary.


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