Luther for the Future and Reformation Panel
Luther for the Future
Kirsi Stjerna looks at the inequities in welfare and education that galvanized Martin Luther into action. She begins by introducing his theology, at the epicenter of which lies a deep concern for freedom, especially of spirituality. She then turns to women’s role in the Reformation. Personal correspondence, cookbooks, and other overlooked sources offer a glimpse into women’s influence on church, politics, and society.
Kirsi Stjerna joins Westar Fellows Chris Shea, Brandon Scott, and Jarmo Tarkki in a wide-ranging panel discussion about the Reformation at its 500th anniversary. How did the practices and ideals of the Roman Empire set the stage for the Reformation? How does Luther’s interpretation of Paul compare with modern interpretations? What opportunities and pitfalls arise in the work of translating the Bible into the vernacular?
Four audio set (56, 58, 59 & 60 mins)
CDs $35; MP3s $9.99
Kirsi Stjerna, Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology at California Lutheran University, is the general editor of Word and Faith, vol. 2 of The Annotated Luther (2015).
Bernard Brandon Scott (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Christine Shea (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Professor of Classics at Ball State University and has published widely on the culture of the Roman Empire
Jarmo Tarkki (Ph.D., University of Helsinki) is Adjunct Professor of Theology at California Lutheran University and Teaching Fellow in Philosophical Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley.
This lecture and panel discussion took place at the Westar Institute Spring 2017 National Meeting in Santa Rosa, California.