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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lectures: Our Lutheran Heritage in Central Europe

Luther Academy hosted lectures for the 20th Anniversary of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Czech Republic (ECAV v ČR) at Saint Charles University Theological Faculty in Prague on 28 September 2013.

Rev. James Krikava, an ELS missionary to the Czech Republic for 15 years and a Luther Academy Fellow, introduced the lectures: Our Lutheran Heritage in Central Europe.

The theme is: Our Lutheran Heritage in Central Europe

Introduction - The Rev. James Krikava, Luther Academy European Regional Fellow

Lecture 1) Overview of Lutheran Churches in Central Europe - The Rev. Dr. L'ubomír Batka, Dean of the Evangelical Lutheran theological faculty at Comenius University in Bratislava.

Lecture 2) History of Lutherans in Bohemia and Moravia - Dr. Jiří Just, church historian at Charles’ University in Prague and contributing author of “Lutherans in the Czech Lands Through the Centuries,” the most recent work on the subject.

Lecture 3) German Lutherans in Bohemia and Moravia - Professor Dr. Karl Schwarz, church historian from the University of Vienna with expertise in the area of German Lutheranism in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia.

Lecture 4) A Vision for Lutheranism in Central Europe - The Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, Director of Church Relations for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

In between lectures, the group went to the coffee shop for further discussion and fellowship. The lectures were well receive. Some were described as provocative. Much discussion ensued, particularly around the topics of the authority of the Scriptures and subscription to the Lutheran Confessions.

When the lectures concluded, the participants went to St Michael's for a sausage supper. On the next day, on St Michael and All Angels, St Michael's will celebrate her 20th anniversary in the ECAV v ČR.

- Posted by Rev. Dr. Albert Collver using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:Křemencova,Prague,Czech Republic

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