As with the Spring Academy, Gettysburg Seminary is expanding its annual Luther Colloquy into a weeklong event. Join us for part or all of the lectures, workshops, worship, pilgrimage experiences, music and dance.
For a registration form, click here.
While on campus, see the Seminary Ridge Museum in the newly rehabilitated Schmucker Hall featuring 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibit galleries. Hours are 10:00 AM – 5 PM Monday and Wednesday – Friday. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays in the fall season. Admission is $ 9 + tax for adults and $ 7 + local tax for children under 13. Visit: www.seminaryridgemuseum.org/.
Schedule in Detail:
1:30-3:00 PM Luther, War, and the American Civil War (Leonard Hummel)
7:00 PM Wedding Dances: Come and learn wedding dances from different eras
8:00 AM Luther and Lutherans on Contemporary Concerns (Kirsi Stjerna)
9:00 AM A Practical Theology of Marriage in Light of Contemporary Luther Studies: A
Prolegomena (Leonard Hummel)
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Considering Marriage with Luther, for Gay and Straight: A Study of Luther’s Texts with Contemporary Questions (Kirsi Stjerna)
11:55 AM Chapel
12:20 PM Lunch
1:30 PM On Suffering and Theology of the Cross from a Feminist Perspective (Anna Madsen)
3:00 PM Luther for Life: New Scholarship on Luther with Leads for Research, Ministry and Spirituality (Discussion with Volker Leppin, Mickey Mattox, Anna Madsen, Brooks Schramm, Kirsi Stjerna)
4:15 PM Welcome to S.T.M. Studies (for prospective and enrolled S.T.M. students). Meet faculty advisors, current students and alumnae/alumni.
8:00 AM Registration and Coffee
8:45 AM Harkins I/Rasmussen Lecture Luther on the Devil (Volker Leppin)
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Harkins II Lecture Warrior Saints? Luther on Violence in the Patriarchal Narratives of Genesis (Mickey Mattox)
11:30 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Black Soldiers, Education, and the U.S. Civil War: The Fight for Liberation (Nelson Strobert)
1:45 PM Lecture on the Library Exhibition: Rare 16th Century Imprints at Gettysburg
Seminary (Karin Bohleke & Kirsi Stjerna)
2:30 PM Fighting for the Union auf Deutsch: a Lutheran Immigrant’s Service in the 27th
Connecticut Infantry (B. Bohleke)
3:30 PM Reception and Exhibition at the A. R. Wentz Library
6:45 PM Pre-Eucharist Concert
7:00 PM Festival Eucharist
9:00 AM – 3PM Preaching Perspectives "Returning to Matthew’s Opening
As Year A Opens (Rick Carlson). To learn more visit:
9:00 –11:30 AM Pilgrimage and Holy Ground at Gettysburg (Virginia Price and
John Largen). Meet at the chapel door in shoes and clothing
appropriate for extensive walking.
1:30 –3:30 PM Disasters and Violence: A Workshop on How to Prepare (Adams
County Emergency Management Agency, FEMA Pennsylvania)
7:30 PM Songs of Duty and Devotion: A Seminary Ridge Museum Hymn
Festival (Music, Gettysburg! concert)
8:15 AM Blessing of the fields and kick-off for the 2013 Luther Bowl
Other Fall Academy 2013 presenters include
The Rev. Virginia Price is Director of Admissions and Spiritual Formation at Gettysburg Seminary. She served on the staff of the ELCA’s Delaware Maryland Synod, and she served as pastor of parishes in Maryland. Price holds a B.A. and a B.S. from Geneva College and an M.Div. from Gettysburg Seminary.
The Rev. Dr. John Largen serves three Lutheran congregations in and around Littlestown, PA. His previous call was to Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC, where he was the Pastor to the Seminary Community for Spiritual Formation. He has an interest in teaching the church's ancient tradition of contemplative spirituality.
B. Bohleke is Library Director and Archivist at Gettysburg Seminary and has earned degrees at the University of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He has published articles and given lectures on ancient Egypt and the American Civil War.
Karin Bohleke is currently the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University. She holds a Ph.D. in French from Yale University and has additional background in multiple foreign languages. She gained her experience with rare books at Yale University and at the library of the University of Chicago’s Epigraphic Survey in Luxor, Egypt.