Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Interpret Boldly: God's Good News is for You

Hearing the Word: Lutheran Perspectives on Biblical Interpretation is the topic for the 2009 Hein-Fry Lecture, presented by Esther Menn, Professor of Old Testament and director of Advanced Studies, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The lecture was presented at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11:30 am in Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center, on the LTSP campus at 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. Hearing the Word: Lutheran Perspectives on Biblical Interpretation was chosen as the 2009 theme in order to engage the crucial conversation facing the ELCA concerning various Lutheran approaches to scripture and what resources and challenges those approaches bring to diverse North American contexts. The hope for these lectures is that they will raise awareness about the various ways the Lutheran church has traditionally interpreted the Bible as well as explore a mixture of contemporary approaches to scriptural interpretation that Lutherans might offer today. More on the lecture: ltspmedia.ltsp.edu/2009/01/hearing-word-lutheran-perspectives-on.html