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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series – Professor Herrmann


August 3, 2020
August 5, 2020




Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this workshop will be held online.

Reforming Christian Devotion

As in Martin Luther’s day, we are surrounded by devotional resources and practices, as well as ideas of what constitutes Christian devotion and facilitates spiritual growth. In spite of the confusion, Luther did not start from scratch but offered guidance for evangelical ways to practice Christian devotion with what was available. This workshop will explore Luther’s insights and principles for the reform of Christian devotion and draw from them to consider our own context in today’s church.

Registration deadline: July 13, 2020

Dr. Erik Herrmann

Herrmann is emerging as one of the leading Luther scholars in the world as evidenced by an invitation to give a plenary paper at the 2017 International Congress for Luther Research in Wittenberg, Germany. His academic interests in Luther studies are complemented by an equally strong interest in questions related to Lutheran piety, and in the devotional writings of the late Middle Ages and Reformation as they pertain to pastoral care. He currently serves as associate professor of Historical Theology and chairman of the department of Historical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Tentative schedule

Aug. 3 10-11:45 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Two
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
Aug. 4 10-11:45 a.m. Session Three
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Four
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
Aug. 5 10-11:45 a.m. Session Five
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A

Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty/staff presenters.