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LTSP Notes – August 2014

The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton
Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

Published “He Ascended into Heaven: Samuel Zwemer’s critique of the Ascension and Return of Jesus in the Day of Judgment in Islam.” In David Singh, ed. Jesus and the Resurrection: Reflections from Christians in Islamic Contexts. Oxford: Regnum Books, 2014.

“Apples to Apples or Apples to Dates? The Muslim critique of Christian Scriptures,” and “Conquest and Violence: The Christian critique of Muḥammad,” Consensus: A Canadian Lutheran Journal of Theology 35:1 (2014)..

Presentations:

“Christian-Muslim Relations: Tension Points and their Opportunity for Dialogue,” Middle Eastern Dialogue Symposium, Dialogue Institute, Temple University, 17 March 2014.

“What do you say of Muḥammad? Christian-Muslim Relations and Islamic Studies in a Lutheran Seminary?” Region VII ELCA Bishops Conference, 15 March 2014.

The Rev. Dr. John Hoffmeyer
Associate Professor, Systematic Theology

Article “Sacramental Theology in a Consumer Society” appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Dialog: A Journal of Theology.

Article “Desire in Consumer Culture: Theological Perspectives from Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine of Hippo” was published in Juergen von Hagen and Michael Welker, eds., Money as God?: The Monetization of the Market and its Impact on Religion, Politics, Law, and Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

The Rev. Dr. Karyn L Wiseman
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Director of United Methodist Studies

August 4-6 — Attended the Convocation of Teaching Theologians, a gathering of the Association of Teaching Theologians, Luther Seminary, St Paul, MN

August 10 – Preaching and Presiding at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Telford, PA

August 12, 13 and 18 – Teaching for the LTSP Co-op MDiv Degree Orientation, LTSP

August 31 – Preaching and Presiding at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Clifton Heights, PA

September 14, 28 – Forum teaching at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church

September 23-25 – Moderating and Leading an event for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church on the Future of Worship and Preaching, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH

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