Look Back: Concordia boycott
Date: 1/21/2011 Album ID: 1156519
Photos by Post-Dispatch photographers
The dispute over biblical doctrine and literal interpretation of the Bible at Concordia Seminary stewed for four years. The school's sponsoring denomination, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, suspended the seminary's moderate president, and a student rebellion ignited. On Jan. 21, 1974, the students voted 274 to 92 to boycott classes, pledging to stay out until their church leadership "publicly declares which members of the faculty, if any, are to be considered as false teachers."