Christine Helmer, Professor of German and Professor of Religious Studies, Northwestern University, Illinois US
Of this lecture, Professor Helmer has said:
“Truth-telling is so important in the modern world, where verifiable events and words are denied under the label of ‘fake news’ and drowned in a flood of insults and repudiations. Theologians have been given the gift of talking about truth – the truth of God. Given the contemporary assault on truth, theologians can use this opportunity to bring truth-telling into the discussion. The church can protest what we identify as false; and reform those aspects of reality that are in need of truth”.
Professor Helmer is a distinguished American Lutheran theologian who is a leading scholar of both Martin Luther and Friedrich Schleiermacher. She is the author of The Trinity and Martin Luther (revised 2017) and the editor of the Christianity section of de Gruyter’s Encyclopaedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Through her 2014 book, Theology and the End of Doctrine, she has become a significant contributor to the lively contemporary
debates about the nature and function of Christian doctrine.
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