Dr. Kjell Ove Nilsson will deliver the 2004 Heritage Lecture at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago at 1:00 p.m. on October 27, 2004 The Heritage Lecture series is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the Lutheran tradition.
Dr. Nilsson received his doctorate in theology from the University of Lund, where he studied with Gustav Wingren. He did graduate work at the Universities of Heidelberg and Erlangen. Dr. Nilsson has taught at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.; the University of Gothenberg in Sweden and Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan. He has also served as Secretary of Studies with the Lutheran World Federation Swedish National Committee, editor-in-chief of the national church weekly in Sweden, director of the Nordic Ecumenical Institute, dean of the cathedral in Gothenburg and Director of Theology at the Christian Council of Sweden. Dr. Nilsson's scholarly publications have focused on Luther, ecumenism, ethics, mission and dogmatics.
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