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Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford will present Scherer Lecture at LSTC

Posted Dec 17, 2008

On Tuesday, February 17, Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford will present "Feminism in the Mission of the Church" as the annual Chicago Center for Global Ministries Scherer Lecture. The free lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Common Room of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street. A reception follows the lecture.

Dr. Bedford is the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is also Profesora Extraordinario No Residente (non-resident professor) at Instituto Universitario ISEDET in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she taught systematic theology from 1995 to 2002. While in Buenos Aires she was professor of dogmatics at the International Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Bedford has published many articles and five books as author or editor. Her forthcoming book is La porfía de la resurrección. Ensayos desde el feminism teológico latinoamericano (Buenos Aires: FTL/Kairos, 2008). She is a member of Reba Place Church in Evanston, Ill.

The annual Scherer Lecture focuses on aspects of the Church's worldwide mission and the life of the world Christian Community. It is supported by the Eleanor and Arnold Scherer Endowment Fund.

The Chicago Center for Global Ministries was formed in 1993 by the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary. It is an ecumenical agency that coordinates the resources for cross-cultural ministries, religious diversity and the study of world Christianity and global mission for the three seminaries.


Chicago Center for Global Ministries


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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