Saturday, March 3, 2018

Luther on Scripture and Tradition in Light of the Current Ecumenical Context

In addition to speaking at Peace Lutheran Church, Salem, Oregon (on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology of the cross), I have been invited to serve as the teaching theologian at a retreat of the Columbia River Chapter of the Society of the Holy Trinity, a pan-Lutheran ministerium of ordained clergy. That retreat will take place at the Benedictine Monastery at Mt. Angel, Oregon, on March 15-16. Several of the professors from the Catholic seminary and monks from the monastery will be participating in the retreat as well.

I have been asked to present on Luther's engagement with Holy Scripture, focusing especially on his understanding of the relationship between Scripture and tradition.

While the retreat center's overnight lodging is now full, the dean and organizer of the conference has indicated to me that anyone who would like to attend my two 90-minute presentations during the daytime, may do so by making arrangements with him:

The Reverend Dr. Joseph W. Hughes, STS Dean
Columbia River Chapter, Society of the Holy Trinity
Phone/Text: 217-898-9063

My first presentation, on the relationship between Scripture and tradition in the theology of Luther, will be on Thursday, March 15, 4:30-6pm in the Engelberg Room in the guest house of the monastery. My second presentation, on Luther's hermeneutics, will be on Friday, March 16, 9-10:30am, in the same room.