The Global Luther: Reconsidering the Contributions of Martin Luther

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Here’s a feast of all things Luther in relation to all things Global 🙂 It’s pretty glaring that the African and Asian voices in the speakers are minimal or even missing! Thus, making the conference less international than it could have been. But in the age of the internet, unplanned possibilities can emerge …

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The Global Luther: Reconsidering the Contributions of Martin Luther

An International Conference

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

February 21-23, 2008

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening session (McCormick Tribune Center Forum)

Topic: Luther’s Global Impact

  • Welcome and moderation:

Richard Kieckhefer (Northwestern)

  • Keynote speakers:

Risto Saarinen (Helsinki)

– Luther: The Urban Legend – Video

Peter C. Hodgson (Vanderbilt)

– Luther and Freedom – Video

9:00 p.m. Opening reception at McCormick Tribune Center

(made possible by the Office of the President at Northwestern University and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago)

Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

8:15-9:00 a.m. Coffee at McCormick Tribune Center

(made possible by the University Lutheran Church at Northwestern)

9:00-11:30 a.m. Morning session (McCormick Tribune Center Forum)

Topic: Living in the Midst of Horrors

  • Introductions and moderation of discussion:

Peter Hayes (Northwestern)

  • Presenters:

James W. Jones (Rutgers)

– Contemporary Psychological Reflections on Luther and his Theology – Video

Volker Leppin (Jena)

– Punishing God–Freeing God in Luther – Video

Krista Duttenhaver (Notre Dame)

– "Stretched Out With Christ": Martin Luther and Simone Weil on Suffering and Love – Video

Jacqueline Bussie (Capital)

– "A Dream with a Sequel" or the "Coming Summer"?: Martin Luther on Hope for the World – Video

1:30-2:00 p.m. Coffee at McCormick Tribune Center

2:00-4:30 p.m. Afternoon session (McCormick Tribune Center Forum)

Topic: Rhetoric, Emotions, and Reason

  • Introductions and moderation of discussion:

    Peter Fenves (Northwestern)

  • Presenters:

Birgit Stolt (Upsaala)

– Luther’s Faith of "The Heart": Experience, Emotion, and Reason

Christine Helmer (Northwestern)

– Honest Truth and Liberal Love – Video

Peter Burgard (Harvard)

– Masterful Rhetoric: The Logic of Authority and Subjection in Luther – Video

– Human Reason: A Sun in the Twilight of Human Life – Video

7:30-9:00 p.m. Music Concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church (616 Lake St., Evanston)

"Christ is Arisen": A Historical Survey of Victimae paschali laudes

  • Introductions:

Frank C. Senn

Andrew Lewis conducts the Bella Voce choir

(musical evening made possible by the Immanuel Lutheran Church Music Outreach Endowment Fund and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans)

9:00 p.m. Evening reception at Immanuel Lutheran Church (616 Lake St., Evanston)

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008

8:15-9:00 a.m. Coffee at McCormick Tribune Center

9:00-11.30 a.m. Morning session (McCormick Tribune Center Forum)

Topic: Continuity and Novelty

  • Introductions and moderation of discussion:

Frank C. Senn (Immanuel Lutheran Church)

  • Presenters:

Theodor Dieter (Strasbourg)

– The Global Luther: Justification – Video
Paul Helmer (McGill)

– Liturgy as Liberation: Luther and Worship Music – Video

Antti Raunio (Helsinki)

– Looking for the Good of Neighbor: Luther’s Social Theology in the Contemporary World – Video

Ronald Thiemann (Harvard)

– Luther’s Theology of the- Cross: Resource for a Theology of Religions? – Video

1:30-2:00 p.m. Coffee at McCormick Tribune Center

2:00-4:30 p.m. Afternoon session (McCormick Tribune Center Forum)

Topic: Politics and Power

  • Introductions and moderation of discussion:

Cristina Traina (Northwestern)

  • Presenters:

Christiane Tietz (Tübingen)

– Peasants and Politics

Allen Jorgenson (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary)

– The Priesthood of All Believers as the Congregatio Fidelium and Vox Christi

Vitor Westhelle (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago)

– Power and Politics: Incursions in Luther’s Theology

7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening session (McCormick Tribune Center Forum)

Topic: Luther and Contemporary Global Religions

  • Introductions and panel moderation:

Robert A. Orsi (Northwestern)

  • Keynote lecture:

Bishop Munib Younan (Jordan)

– Reforming Luther: Toward Prophetic Interfaith Dialogue for Life – Video

9:00 p.m. Evening reception at McCormick Tribune Center

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