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Summer Workshop: Professor Burreson and Dr. Hoeltke in Mentor, OH
From Baptism to Burial: Death, Life and the New Creation
The rhythm of human life is fundamentally that of life to death to life in Christ in the new creation when the Lord returns to claim His creatures for Himself. This workshop explores that rhythm through the new Bible study, Death, Resurrection, Heaven, and the New Creation (Concordia Publishing House). We will seek to understand the nature of death from a biblical perspective and how we should facilitate the experience of death from that perspective. We will consider Christ’s lordship over death through His resurrection, our participation through Baptism in His resurrection, and the nature of heaven and the new creation, which the Father will establish in Christ when He returns. We will also focus on practices of burial that reflect this rhythm and story. The care of our dead should uphold what we believe and teach about our Triune God, who created and redeemed our bodies and who will, on the Last Day, raise our bodies.
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Burreson has been making a significant contribution to our understanding of the liturgy’s history in terms of how it has remained the same and how it has changed. Few people know the liturgical landscape as well , but just as importantly, Dr. Burreson shows how the liturgy and our worship life forms the faith within us and shapes our lives within the world.
Hoeltke combines a strong interest in confessional theology and liturgical practices. Those themes became especially apparent in her dissertation work in which she unpacked a Lutheran theology of creation as it has been expressed within the church’s hymnic tradition. She has now turned her attention (along with Kent Burreson) to what a theology of creation and new creation might mean for the practice of Christian burial, a topic that is rarely explored within the church prior to the time one faces the death of a loved one.
Registration deadline: July 31, 2019
Contact: Rev. Kevin Guynn