Program Schedule

   Sunday, August 14, 2022

Time Session
14:00 *) Meeting of the Continuation and Local committees (place TBA)
18:00

Welcome
Volker Leppin, Kirsi Stjerna, R. Guy Erwin, Melissa Maxwell-Doherty

Opening lecture at the Samuelson Chapel
President Robert Kolb

Welcome Reception with beverages and Santa Maria BBQ (etc), hosted by California Lutheran University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, with local partners Redlands University and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, at Lundring Events Center.


Monday, August 15, 2022

Word and Languages
Das Wort und die Sprachen
Time Session
8:15

Morning prayer at the Samuelson Chapel

Please notice: All keynote presentations take place at the Chapel

9:00

Spreading the Word into vernacular in the 16th century.
Die Verbreitung des Wortes in den Volkssprachen im 16. Jahrhundert.
Anna Marie Johnson

10:00

What is the Word of God in Luther’s understanding?
Was bedeutet Wort Gottes bei Luther?
Marius Mjaaland

11:00

Break      Coffee/tea 

11:30

Spreading the Word of God in the contemporary world.
Die Verbreitung des Wortes Gottes unter den Bedingungen der Gegenwart.
Kenneth Mtata

12:30 Lunch - on your own, on or off campus; meal tickets available for purchase.
14:00-17:15

Seminars at Soiland Humanities Buildling, with a Coffee/Tea break at Overton Hall

Please notice: All seminars meet at the Soiland Humanities Building. Coffee /Tea served in the shared open area next to the building (Overton Hall). Exact rooms for each seminar and maps will be provided.

17:30 Reception - hosted by Pitts' Theology Library, Emory University and Kessler Collections (on campus, location TBA).


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Word and Church
Das Wort und die Kirche
Time Session
8:15 Morning prayer at the Samuelson Chapel
9:00

Church organization in the 15th and 16th century.
Die Ordnung der Kirche im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert.
Armin Kohnle

10:00

What is Church in Luther’s understanding?
Was bedeutet Kirche bei Luther?
Christopher Spehr

11:00

Break     Coffee/tea

11:30

Church in the postsecular world.
Kirche in der postsäkularen Welt.
Wanda Deifelt

12:30 Lunch - on your own, on or off campus; meal tickets available for purchase.
14:00-17:15 Seminars at Soiland Humanities Building, with a Coffee/Tea break at Overton Hall.
17:30 Reception - hosted by Concordia Seminary, at Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, lawn.


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Time Session
8:15 Morning prayer at the Samuelson Chapel

9:00-12:00

Short presentations, with a break,with Coffee/tea.

Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences; schedule TBA.

 

 

 

Free afternoon and evening for those not signed up for the Excursion. Lunch available on campus, with tickets for purchase, The area has a variety of restaurants for lunch and dinner. For an excursion on your own, there are many options. [E.g. Ventura has beautiful beaches. The old Ventura is a nice walking area with shops and restaurants and with the historic Bonaventura Mission, plus a walking distance to the beach.]

12:00

Excursion to Santa Barbara, with a box lunch and refreshments, return in the evening. What to expect: a beautiful ride by the coast with a visit to the Old Mission and the historic Court House (with magnificent views from both places), free time in the scenic downtown, many options for eating wine tasting in the Funkzone, and ending the day on the beach with a sunset.  (More information TBA.)

 


Thursday, August 18, 2022

Word and Society
Das Wort und die Gesellschaft
Time Session
8:15 Morning prayer at the Samuelson Chapel
9:00

The conditio humana in 16th century society.
Die conditio humana in der gesellschaftlichen Wahrnehmung des 16. Jahrhunderts.
Sini Mikkola

10:00

What is human dignity in Luther’s understanding?
Was bedeutet Menschenwürde bei Luther?
Brian Brock

11:00

Break       Coffee/tea/snacks

11:30

Society and human dignity as challenges for Lutheran theology today.
Gesellschaft und Menschenwürde als Herausforderungen für die heutige Theologie.
Guy Erwin

12:30

Lunch - on your own, on or off campus; meal tickets available for purchase.

*) Meeting of Continuation Commitee (meeting room at the Samuelson Chapel)

14:00-17:15 Seminars at the Soiland Humanities Building, with a Coffee/tea break at Overton Hall.
17:30 Reception - hosted by Wabash College and St. Olaf College, at Lundring Events Center.


Friday, August 19, 2022

Word and Creativity
Das Wort und Kreativität
Time Session
8:15 Morning prayer at the Samuelson Chapel
9:00

Word and creativity in a time of crisis: German Lutheranism during the Thirty Years War. Wort und Kreativität in Krisenzeiten: Das Luthertum in Deutschland während des Dreissigjährigen Krieges. 

Bridget Heal 

10:00

What is human creativity in Luther’s understanding?
Was bedeutet menschliche Kreativität bei Luther?
Anna Vind

11:00

Break      Coffee/tea/snacks

11:30

Executio verbi: the creating power of language.

Die Schöpfungskraft der Sprache.

Gesche Linde 

12:30 Lunch - on your own, on or off campus; meal tickets available for purchase.
14:00-17:15 Seminars at Soiland Humanities Buildling, with a Coffee/tea at Overton Hall.
17:30 Closing Banquet under the stars  - at Kingsmen Park.
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