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Spring Meeting 2017

April 21-22, 2017

The 95 Theses 500 Years Later

Classroom B at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California

NOTE: Paper sessions are held in the same classroom as the last meeting (and just down the hall from Tucson room where previous meetings were held).


Friday, Apr 21
1:30-2pm - Arrival and Registration
2-5 pm - Paper Session
5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner
7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture, Kirsi Stjerna (PLTS)
"Luther’s Theses and Freedom Theology"
Note: The public lecture is held in the Tucson Room.

Saturday, Apr 22
9–9:30 am - Continental Breakfast
9:30 am-noon - Paper Session


All members should read the 95 Theses in advance of the meeting

Paper Session - Friday, April 21, 2-5 pm

Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero (PLTS)

Paper: "What did the 95 Theses say?" (pdf)
Respondent: Moses Penumaka (GTU)

Christopher Ocker (SFTS)

Paper: A Reconsideration of Sin, Grace, and the Reformation (pdf)
Respondent: Julia D.E. Prinz (SCU)

Public Lecture - Friday, 7-8:30 pm

Kirsi Stjerna (PLTS)

"Luther’s Theses and Freedom Theology"

Paper Session - Saturday, April 22, 9:30 am-noon

Diane Bowers (St. James Lutheran Church)

Paper: "To Spite the Devil: Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora's Wedding as Reform and Resistance" (pdf, docx)
Respondent: Bradley Peterson (CDSP)

Ted Peters   (PLTS)

Paper: The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, Chapter 13 in Sin Boldly (Amazon, pdf extract)
Respondent: Kirsi Stjerna (PLTS)

You may register at the meeting or online via the PCTS registration page.