Founders’ Day Lectures Feature Carter Lindberg

carter_lindbergThe 2007 Founders’ Day Lectures on Nov. 6 and 7 feature Dr. Carter Lindberg, scholar of Reformation thought. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., Lindberg will speak on “Luther on Capitalism,” and on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10:45 a.m., he will speak on “Luther on War.” Both will take place in Hoversten Chapel and are free and open to the public.

A reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the Tuesday evening lecture, and a luncheon will follow the Wednesday lecture. Reservations are required; contact Hans Wiersma, Religion Department, at wiersma@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1205.

Lindberg is professor emeritus of church history at Boston University School of Theology. He is a renowned scholar of early modern history; his work has focused on the political implications of Reformation thought and the Church’s interaction with society at large. He studied at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., and Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and earned a PhD in Reformation history at the University of Iowa. He is also author of a number of books on the Reformation.

Augsburg’s Founders’ Day Lectures features themes of the Augsburg Confession and early Reformation themes. This annual two-part lecture is connected to observance of Founders’ Day on Nov. 10 and is sponsored by the Office of the President in collaboration with the Religion Department. For more information on these events, please visit www.augsburg.edu/foundersday.

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