Luther Lecture — Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Money, community and self: Luther’s ‘apocalyptic’ insights during times of bifurcation

presented by Dr. Guillermo Hansen, Associate Professor Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary

Registration is now open!

We live in a transitional time, a new ‘axial age’ that impacts the ways in which we live, think, and feel. The lecture will explore Luther’s understanding of money, faith, and self in view of the new global reality of the market-state and the fading of traditional metaphysical narratives. How can Luther’s theology orient us in the face of the global economy, the emergence of new identities, and the formation of the self at a time when old presuppositions seem to fade? And conversely, how do the new perspectives stemming from the social sciences, psychology, the mind sciences, and philosophy shed light into Luther’s radical theological postulates?

Guillermo Hansen was born in Argentina, where he was ordained in the Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Unida, in which he also served as Vice-president. After completing his doctoral studies at LSTC, he was professor of systematic theology and ethics from 1994 to 2008 at the University ISEDET, an ecumenical seminary located in Buenos Aires. He has been a theological advisor in the council of the Lutheran World Federation (Department of Theology and Studies) and has published in the areas of systematic theology, Lutheran theology, church and society, liberation theology, science and theology, and late-modern and post-modern thought. He currently lives in Saint Paul, where since 2008 he is associate professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 am -- Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:30 am -- Lecture (including 15 minutes of Q&A)
  • 10:45 am -- Break
  • 11:00 am -- Worship
  • 12:45 pm – Lunch

Registration is now open!

Dr. Guillermo Hansen