Gustavus Hosts Convocation of Teaching Theologians of the ELCA Posted on June 1st, 2006 by

A Convocation of Teaching Theologians of the ELCA will be held Aug. 11-13, 2006 at Gustavus Adolphus College. The theme for the convocation is “Lutherans and Theological Method: Perennial Questions and Contemporary Challenges.” Individuals will explore how current issues are developing and discuss how one’s Lutheran theological discipline embraces both its heritage and call to service in light of our diverse world. Approximately 70 theologians and professors from ELCA colleges and seminaries have been invited to participate in this event.

The program includes four plenary sessions meant to evoke ideas and raise issues. Small group discussions will follow each session. Presenters include:

·Arland Hultgren, professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
·Gordon Jensen, assistant professor of theology at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
·Leonard Hummel, associate professor of pastoral theology and care at Lutheran Theological
Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa.
·Marit Trelstad, assistant professor of theology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash.
·Aana Vigen, assistant professor of ethics at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Ill.
·Colleen Jacks, professor of biology at Gustavus Adolphus College
·Tom Christenson, professor of philosophy at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio
·Jonathan Strandjord, director of theologian education, ELCA, Chicago, Ill.

This convocation is co-sponsored by Gustavus, St. Olaf College, and the Association of Teaching Theologians of the ELCA.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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