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Farewell Lecture by the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger: Thurday, May 12

Karl Krueger's Farewell Lecture

Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God

Farewell Lecture by the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger
Director of the Krauth Memorial Library and Professor of the History of Christianity

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center | All are welcome
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Followed by a reception hosted by Krauth Memorial Library staff members Sharon Baker and Ron Townsend

The Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger (MDiv 1980) returned to his alma mater, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), in 1999 as its Assistant Librarian and became the fourth director of the Krauth Memorial Library in 2003. He returned holding a PhD in History from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Library Science from Drexel University. He had worked in the Rare Book Room at the University of Michigan and at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. His service to the church included pastoring an English/German congregation in Philadelphia and a Slovak/English congregation in Windsor, Ontario.

During his tenure at LTSP he worked with Gettysburg and Southern seminaries to create the Eastern Cluster Library, served as Faculty Secretary, and facilitated the creation of the compact storage facility in The Brossman Learning Center. It became the new home for the Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia and underused library resources. He has taught “Lutherans in North America,” “Lutheran Confessions,” “Henry Melchior Mühlenberg: Public Theologian,” and “Book of Faith: Print, Politics, Public Event.”

A native of Philadelphia, he also attended schools in Germany and Poland. He is a sought after preacher, workshop leader, and speaker on Henry Melchior Mühlenberg. He received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2007, attended Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, and served as the Treasurer of SEPTLA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association).

Dr. Krueger’s final presentation, on May 12, 2016, is entitled, “Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God.” It will highlight the marginal notes in books that belonged to some noteworthy individuals and are housed in the Rare Book Room of the library.

Planning to attend the lecture? Please register here – it’s free!

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