Dr. Samuel Torvend
Faith Dialogues at Saint Mark welcomes Dr. Samuel Torvend for a weekend of discussion and learning.
Discussions & teachings about Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
September 29th — October 1st, 2017
All events are free and open to the public.
Saint Mark Lutheran Church
790 Marion Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Faith Dialogues – Dr. Samuel Torvend (pdf)
All events are open to the public — All are welcome!
|FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th|
|7:00–8:30PM||All Things Are Being Made New
Saint Mark Sanctuary
|8:30PM||Fellowship & Reception
|SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th|
|9:00AM–NOON||Eucharistic Practice in the
Midst of Economic InjusticeSaint Mark Sanctuary
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st|
|4:00PM||National Lutheran Choir
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem
Friday Evening Lecture
All Things Are Being Made New: The Contemporary Relevance of the Reformation
In this presentation, participants will consider the different reforming streams of the sixteenth century that emerged from a fresh encounter with the Bible and the distinctive gifts each reform offers the Christian community today. Anglican, Anabaptist, Lutheran, Reformed, and Roman Catholic forms of renewal and reform will be discussed.
Eucharistic Practice in the Midst of Economic Injustice: An Enduring Legacy of the Luther’s Reformation
This interactive presentation and conversation will invite participants to consider the revolutionary reform of sacrament and social assistance promoted by early Lutheran congregations. At the same time, we will consider the “economy” of the Eucharist and the questions this sacramental practice raises in a land marked by poverty and continued food insecurity. Q&A and discussion to follow.
About Dr. Samuel Torvend
of the History of Christianity and University Chair in Lutheran Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. For the past five years he has been a member of the Radicalizing Reformation Project, centered in the University of Heidelberg, that draws Luther scholars from around the world to consider the unanswered questions of the Reformation.
He is the author of Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered Fragments (Fortress, 2008), Flowing Water, Uncommon Birth: Christian Baptism in a Post-Christian Culture (Augsburg, 2011), and Daily Bread, Holy Meal: Opening the Gifts of Holy Communion (Augsburg 2004). He is a contributor to The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation (Lutheran University Press, 2016).