In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, the ELCA Wittenberg Center presents a webinar entitled "A Conscience Captive to God's Word." Hosted by Rev. Dr. Robert Moore, Director of the ELCA Wittenberg Center, the webinar will feature two speakers: the Rev. Dr. Martin Lohrmann and the Rev. Dr. Kirsi Stjerna. Reflecting on this moment in history when Martin Luther stood before Emperor Charles V to defend his faith and consequently religious liberty, Dr. Lohrmann will explore what it meant then, while Dr. Stjerna will explore what it means for us today.
Please join us for what will surely be a great event. We will send a reminder!
Here is a little more about the speakers:
The Rev. Dr. Martin Lohrmann is associate professor of Lutheran Confessions & Heritage at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He is the author of Stories from Global Lutheranism: A Historical Timeline and the translator of the “Invocavit” Sermons in The Annotated Luther, Volume 4: Pastoral Writings.
The Rev. Dr. Kirsi Stjerna is First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. Her book, Women and the Reformation (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), broke new ground by bringing women's theological voices to the conversation. Stjerna co-edited The Annotated Luther, Vol. I-VI (Fortress Press, 2015-2017). In 2021 she published Lutheran Theology: A Grammar of Faith (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark) for classroom and congregational uses.