Join Dr. Jutta Koslowski on Wednesday, March 23 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST for a lecture titled, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Saint for Our Time?. Students are invited to attend in person, guests can join virtually. Students are invited to attend in person, guests can join virtually.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is widely known as a kind of “modern saint” in contemporary Protestantism. He is one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century and his popularity is still growing, both in Germany and the USA. He was the author of famous works such as Discipleship and Letters and Papers from Prison and he was affiliated to Union Theological Seminary where he visited twice – as a postgraduate student and as visiting professor. However, he was also a complex personality: pastor, double agent and actively engaged in the resistance movement against the totalitarian regime in Nazi-Germany. What inspiration can we get from him to face the challenges of our time? This lecture will present research on new primary source material, pointing out the difference between hagiography vs. biography.
Dr. Jutta Koslowski (born 1968 in Germany), has graduated in Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox theology as well as in social work and philosophy. She has earned a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Munich. She is an ordained Lutheran pastor in the Protestant Church in Germany and lecturer for ecumenism and Jewish-Christian dialogue. Besides, she is doing research on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his family background. She has published a substantial number of books and articles in renowned academic periodicals. Currently, she is serving as Dietrich Bonhoeffer Visiting Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary in New York.