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“From Conflict to Convergence” – Prof. Timothy Wengert

LTSP Professor Emeritus the Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert presented this special convocation, “From Conflict to Convergence,” exploring the continued re-development of the relationship between the Lutheran church and other denominations and the Roman Catholic Church post-Reformation. The convocation was held Tuesday, October 6, 2015, a short time after Pope Francis left Philadelphia after the World Meeting of Families 2015.

Professor Wengert was be joined by LTSP DMin student Sister Margaret Scott, aic, who offered brief comments on her encounter with ecumenism and her journey working toward her DMin at LTSP.

“Early in 2015, Pope Francis mentioned that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 would provide the first opportunity for Lutherans and Roman Catholics to commemorate the event together,” Wengert said. “One remarkable resource for such joint commemoration was produced in 2014 by the International Lutheran/Roman Catholic dialogue, From Conflict to Communion.” Professor Wengert encourages participants to download for their enrichment the joint commemoration, From Conflict to Communion, free of charge (pdf). The document will be referred to through much of his presentation.

Visit the convocation web page for more details on the presenters and the convocation.

Here’s a slide show from the Conflict to Convergence convocation:

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