Gettysburg Luther Colloquy of 2008
The Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, presided at this colloquy in which I gave one of the three lectures. It will be published in the journal of Gettysburg Seminary.
“Pastoral Theology in Luther’s Tradition: A Re-membering”
The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Balas, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology,
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
“Luther and the Spiritual life in Lutheran Tradition”
The Rev. Dr. Philip Krey, President,
and the Ministerium of New York Professor of Early Church History, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
“Luther’s In-depth Theology and Theological Therapy”
The Rev. Dr. Peter Krey, Reformation Scholar and co-editor and translator with Philip Krey of Luther’s Spirituality (2007)
Questions and Conclusion
The Rev. Dr. Kirsi Stjerna, Director of the Institute for Luther Studies and Associate Professor of Reformation
Church History, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
Lectures were offered by Philip Krey, J. Paul Balas and Peter Krey. Kirsi Stjerna provided the introduction and reflections.
This event was coordinated and hosted by Kirsi Stjerna, Director of the Gettysburg Seminary Institute for Luther Studies and Associate Professor of Reformation Church History, Gettysburg.
(I give the biography they wrote for me because it is interestingly written.)
Peter D. S. Krey was born in “Luther City,” Erfurt, Germany. His family were refugees passing through the city after escaping Hamburg during WWII. He came to America in 1947 [and after studying at Northeastern University in Boston] attend Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH and did inner-city ministry with Pastor Leslie C. Schulz, D.D. of Cincinnati. After seminary, he went to Berlin for four years with the Lutheran World Federation under the supervision of Dr. Paul Wee [starting] in 1971 as a messenger to East Germany. He also ministered in St. Philips in Friedenau and St. Ann’s in Dahlem and was ordained there by Bishop Kurt Scharf of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg in 1975 on behalf of the Ohio Synod, LCA. After his Berlin ministry, he traveled around the world, as a pilgrim and tourist, returning to the US in March of 1976. He served St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Coney Island, NY for sixteen years and received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA in 2001. His dissertation title is “Sword of the Spirit, Sword of Iron: Word of God, Scripture, Gospel, and Law in Luther’s Most often Published Pamphlets (1520-1525).”
In 2007 Paulist Press published Luther’s Spirituality edited and translated by Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey, with a preface by Timothy J. Wengert.
See http://www.ltsg.edu/luthercolloquy/colloquium-page.htm for the complete description of the colloquy.