Theology in the Life of the Lutheran Church
This article is intended as a brief introduction to the essays that occur in this issue of Dialog. Written for seminar discussion during the concluding consultation in the Lutheran World Federation five-year study “Theology in the Life of the Church,” these papers were presented in Augsburg, Germany, in March 2009. Each article explores the connection between academic theological reflection and the practical needs of faith communities throughout the world, especially the global South.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Ernest L. Simmons, guest editor of this issue of Dialog, is Professor of Religion and Director of the Dovre Center for Faith and Learning at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. His areas of interest include Lutheran higher education and the relation of science and theology. He is currently working on a book entitled God's Triune Life: Quantum Field Theory and the Trinity, and serves as president of Dialog's editorial council.
Publication date: June 1, 2011