Online Theology Course

Eight-week pilot course in Lutheran theology, which ran from October 2017 until the end of January 2018. It was initiated as part of LWF’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, and developed by an international working group of theologians in conjunction with LWF’s Department for Theology and Public Witness.

The course was aimed at undergraduate students but also pastors and church workers who are interested in reflecting on different aspects of Lutheran theology. It was divided into eight week-long modules that included video lectures, compulsory readings and online and video tutorials.

The video lectures are now accessible to everybody.

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Module 1

What is Lutheran Theology 

by Rev Dr Chad Rimmer

LWF Study secretary for Lutheran Theology and Practice

 

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Module 2

Luther, Lutheranism and Justification

by Dr Pekka Kärkkäinen

University Lecturer of Ecumenics, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

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Module 3

Transformative Readings of Scripture

by Rev Dr Kenneth Mtata

General Secretary of Zimbabwe Council of Churches, Zimbabwe

 

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Module 4

Feminist Reading of Scriptures. Bible study Is. 55

by Rev Dr Mercedes Garcia Bachman

Lutheran Church of Theology in Chicago, US/Argentina

 

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Module 5

Creation

by Dr Eneida Jacobsen

Lecturer, Villanova University, US/Brazil

 

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Module 6

Ecclesiology. Church and churches

by Prof. Dr Jennifer Wasmuth

Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg, France/Germany

 

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Module 7

Two Kingdoms and Two Regiments

by Dr Guillermo Hansen

Associate Professor, Luther Seminary, US/Argentina

 

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Module 8

Faith and Serving your neighbor. Diakonia

by Prof. Dr Sylvester Kahakwa

Tumaini University Makumira, Tanzania

 

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Module 9

Lutheran Theology and Inter-religious Relations

by Rev. Dr Andar Parlindungan

Executive Secretary for Training and Empowerment, United Evangelical Mission, Germany/Indonesia

 

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