Friday, September 06, 2013

Dr. Monica Melanchthon to Offer Special Lecture on Biblical Interpretation and Indian Feminisms

Norma Schweitzer Wood Lecture at Gettysburg Seminary

Mark your calendars
"Fracturing the Iconic Feminine: Biblical Interpretation and Indian Feminisms" is title of Melanchthon's public talk on November 20th.

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg is pleased to announce that The Rev. Dr. Monica Melanchthon will deliver the Norma Wood Lecture on Wednesday, November 20 at 2:15pm. Mark your calendars!

“Don’t miss this year’s Norma Schweitzer Wood lecture, delivered by one of the most well-known international Lutheran scholars in our 21st century global context" said the Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen, faculty Theologian at Gettysburg Seminary.

Church worker, theological educator, and a student of the Bible, Dr. Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon belongs to the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, India. A graduate of the United Theological College, Bangalore, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Ph.D.), she currently teaches Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the United Faculty of Theology, MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne.

Largen added, "Dr. Melanchthon is sure to enlighten, challenge and inform our understanding of justice, particularly as it relates to women and the Lutheran faith.  She brings an incisive interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and a deep awareness of women’s oppression in her native India.  Come and hear how the Bible can speak to us today in ways both fresh and faithful!”

The Norma Schweitzer Wood lecture is an occasional offering of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in honor of the Dean Emerita exploring subject matter of social justice. 

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