An Evening with PLU in Washington, D.C.
Set aside an evening to connect with Lutes residing in the Washington D.C. area over heavy hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar. Hear a brief update from Vice President Daniel Lee and flashback to the classroom with Professor Samuel Torvend as he presents a lecture entitled:
To help the vulnerable to justice
Martin Luther’s little known commentary on political leadership
In this presentation, Dr. Samuel Torvend will discuss Luther’s insistence on questioning political leaders concerning their governance, as well as the reformer’s understanding of the primary responsibilities of those in public service.
A social historian in the PLU Department of Religion and holder of the endowed University Chair in Lutheran Studies, Dr. Torvend’s research and publications have focused on the intersection of religion and political life. He is the author of Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered Fragments (Fortress, 2008) and a contributor to The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation (LUP, 2016) and Radicalizing Reformation: Political Economy (LIT Verlag, 2016).
This evening is funded by the Norman Forness Endowment for Alumni Relations, which supports alumni programming east of the Mississippi River.