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What is Next in Catholic-Lutheran Relations?  

Photo of Susan WoodThe Catholic Studies Program, the University Core Program in cooperation with the Commission on Christian Unity Of the Archdiocese of Newark Proudly Present: "What is Next in Catholic-Lutheran Relations?"

In 2017, Lutherans and Catholics observed together the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation. Dr. Susan K. Wood, SCL, Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology at Marquette University will discuss this topic at 5 p.m. on Thursday November 15, 2018 in the University Center Faculty Lounge.

About the Lecture:
Since the Reformation in 1517, centenary observances of it had been occasions of renewed hostility between Lutherans and Catholics. However, in 2017, because of fifty years of Lutheran-Catholic dialogue since Vatican II, and the discovery of many aspects of faith held in common, they commemorated its 500th anniversary together. An historic event took place in Lund, Sweden, in 2017, involving Pope Francis and the leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. Illustrating a new relationship, which is beginning to develop. The question now is what can be done next?

About the Speaker: 
Susan K. Wood, SCL, is professor of systematic theology and Chair of the Department of Theology at Marquette University. She received her doctorate in systematic theology from Marquette University. 

Susan K. Wood SCL, serves on the International Lutheran-Catholic Commission, which prepared that joint commemoration, and was present for it in Lund, Sweden, in 2017. Dr. Wood also serves on the international Baptist-Catholic conversations, the North American Roman Catholic-Orthodox Theological Consultation, and the U.S.Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, and has participated in theological consultations sponsored by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. A former President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, she has published numerous articles and books, and is an Associate editor of Pro Ecclesia.

About Catholic Studies: 
The Catholic Studies Program at Seton Hall University offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the University's other degree programs and fields of study.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (973) 275-2808
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