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Intersections goes digital

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December 12, 2017

Cover art by Diego B. Lasansky

Intersections, Number 46, Fall 2017

Intersections is a publication by and largely for the academic communities of the twenty-seven institutions that comprise the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Each issue reflects on the intersection of faith, learning, and teaching within Lutheran higher education. It is published by the NECU, and has its home in the Presidential Center for Faith and Learning at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, the institutional sponsor of the publication. Intersections extends and enhances discussions fostered by the annual Vocation of the Lutheran College Conference, together lifting up the vocation of Lutheran colleges and universities. It aims to raise the level of awareness among faculty, staff, and administration about the Lutheran heritage and church-relatedness of their institutions, especially as these intersect with contemporary challenges, opportunities, and initiatives.

In order to reach more educators, Intersections has moved from a primarily print-based journal to a primarily digital-based journal. The Fall 2017 issue is entitled “Reforming Church and Academy: 500 Years and Counting,” and is now available online.


Preview essays in this issue with the individual links below:

Why Martin Luther and the Reformation Matter 500 Years Later
by Kathryn A. Kleinhans (Warburg College at the time of publication; moving to Capital University)

Celebrating the Reformation: The Lutheran Foundation of a Called Life
by Mark D. Tranvik (Augsburg University)

Reforming Our Visions of City Nature
by Lea F. Schweitz (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago)

Both Priest and Beggar: Luther Among the Poor
by Martha E. Stortz (Augsburg University)

In the Beginning of the Reformation Was the Word
by George Connell (Concordia College)

Luther’s Sutra: An Indian, Subaltern (Dalit) Perspective
by Surekha Nelavala (Global Peace Lutheran Fellowship)

Reforming Lutheran Higher Education: Ecclesiological Reflection and Theological Leadership
by Brian Beckstrom (Wartburg College)

Interested in contributing to Intersections
with your own reflections or scholarship?
Direct ideas and inquiries to the editor,
Jason Mahn of Augustana College

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