During the first two weeks of November, Profs. Dieter and Wilson taught the 6th International Seminar “Studying Luther in Wittenberg,” which is offered every March and November; the Institute staff always lead the theological seminars of the November section. This year’s Seminar had a particular focus: “Studying Luther in Wittenberg, Teaching Luther Worldwide.” All 17 participants were teachers of Luther’s theology in their homelands: Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Australia, South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Finland, Sweden, and Latvia. The Seminar was an opportunity for these teachers to focus afresh on Luther’s writings, deepening and refining their knowledge in order to enhance their own teaching back home.
The Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem celebrated its 40th anniversary on October 26, 2012. This Institute was founded in 1972 by Pope Paul VI and the Lutheran theologian Oscar Cullmann. Strasbourg’s professor André Birmelé was invited to give a lecture about and in honor of Cullmann as a former student of his.
You can read Prof. Birmelé’s lecture: Oscar Cullmann: In the Service of Biblical Theology and Ecumenism