Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Bonhoeffer's Pioneering Ecumenical Vision Topic of Special Lecture


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The Church for Others: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Pioneering Ecumenical Vision


The Rev. Dr. Tomi Karttunen will deliver a special lecture entitled, “The Church for Others: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Pioneering Ecumenical Vision” at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Thursday, March 4th in the Valentine Auditorium.


Karttunen is the winner of the 2008 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his doctoral research and dissertation on the same topic. Kartunnen is currently the Executive Secretary for Theology, Department for International Relations of the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. He was in 2007-2008 a lecturer in Systematic Theology at the University of Joensu, where he received the doctoral degree in 2004.  He is an ordained Lutheran pastor in the Church of Finland and received degrees at the University of Helsinki as well.  He served as a parish pastor in Finland from 1994-2008.


The lecture will take place at 7pm in the lower level of Valentine Hall, Alumni Auditorium, and is sponsored by the Templeton Foundation and the Gettysburg Seminary special events office. The event is free and open to the public.



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