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THIEMANN BENJAMIN BUSSEY PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY
The Divinity School Harvard University 45 Francis Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 496-7122 EDUCATION: 1972-76 MA (1973); M. Phil. (1974); Ph.D. (1976), Yale University, New Haven, CT. 1974-75 Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany. 1968-72 M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO (1972). 1966-68 BA, magna cum laude, Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, IN (1968). 1964-66 Concordia College, River Forest, IL. HONORARY DEGREES:
1998 D.D. (honorary), Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. 1998 L.L.D. (honorary), Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana
"A Conflict of Perspectives: the Debate between Karl Barth and Werner Elert," Yale University, 1976. Benjamin Bussey Professor of Theology, Harvard University, 2006 – present (the Bussey Professorship is Harvard’s oldest endowed chair in theology) Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 2006 – present. Professor of Theology and Professor of Religion & Society, Harvard Divinity School, 1998 – 2005. Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002-present. Faculty Fellow, Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1999 – present. John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity and Dean, Harvard Divinity School, 1986 – 1998 Religion Department, Haverford College, Haverford PA. Professor, 1985-86 Associate Professor, 1982-85 Department Chairman, 1978-84 Visiting Professor, Honors Program, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, Spring 1981. Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 1977.
Advisory Board. 1986 – 2002 . Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Handel and Hayden Society. St. Member. MN.1991. Barthlomew’s Church. Member. Member. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Ronald F. 2003. 2006present. Jepson School of Leadership Studies.2000 Member. NY. Board of Directors. Project Interchange. Buckingham. Center for Religious Inquiry. World Advisory Council. Board of Governors. Yale University. Browne and Nichols School. New York. .2000 Consultant. Harvard Theological Review. New York City. Association of Theological Schools.present Member. 1994 . Paul. Advisory Board. Project on Faith-Based Non-Profit Institutions. New York City. American Jewish Committee. 1989 . 2006. St. 1992 . Boston. Res Publica.present Distinguished Lecturer. American and Iranian National Academies of Sciences. Member. Department of Religious Studies. Task Force on Theological Education. Task Force on Lutheran-Reformed Theological Conversations.1994. NY. New York. 1988 . 2000 – present Director. Member. Call to Renewal. 1999 . Steering Committee. Member. Board of Directors. January. New York City. Lutheran Academy of Scholars. Thiemann Page 2 Acting Instructor. Center for the Study of Religion and International Conflict. Harvard Seminars on Business Across Religious Traditions. 19982000 Member. Harvard University. Arizona State University. 1998 . Center for Comparative Spiritualities. 1992 . John the Divine. Cultural Diversity Committee. 2008-present Director. JFK Kennedy School of Government. 2007 . University of Richmond.2000 Member. 1989 1992. 1989 .1993. Member. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Member. Editorial Board. Harvard University. Board of Directors. 1975-76. The Cathedral of St. Trinity Press International. Advisory Board. Consultant.present Member. 1992 . dialog. Islamic Republic of Iran. Consultant. 1999 .1995. Executive Committee. Board of Trustees. Trinity Press International. 2006. 1987 . Caux Round Table. 1998 .present Consultant. The Hauser Center. Member.present.2006 Member. Harvard AIDs Institute. MA.
Member. tenure. 1986 . Center for the Study of Values in Public Life. Academic Council. American Academy of Religion. 1985. Narrative Interpretation and Christian Theology Research Group. Acting Provost. Harvard University. 1982-86. Faculty Representative to the Board of Managers. Westview Press. Geneva. Member. Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Affairs. Harvard Seminar on the Renewal of Democracy. Switzerland. Member. Member. American Academy of Religion. Swarthmore College Honors Program.1998. 1995 . 1985 . USA National Committee. 1992 . 1986. 1978-79. Consultation on Civil Religion. 1981-82. 1979-83. Director. Department Chair. New York.Ronald F. Harvard Seminars on Business Across Religious Traditions 2006-present Dean. Consultation on Christianity and Marxism. Bossey. Member. (co-editor and author). Lutheran World Federation. 1986 . January . 1982. Lutheran World Federation. Lutheran World Federation. Consultation on the Problem of the "Common Good. International Consultation on Civil Religion. Switzerland. Chairperson.June. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE: Director.1998. Chair." USA National Committee.1992.June. Scandinavian Theology Group. 1987. promotions). Harvard Divinity School. Advisory Board. Member. International Consultation on Civil Religion.1998 Director. .1992. Member. Examiner. PUBLICATIONS: Books: Sacramental Realism: Literary Art as Social Critique (forthcoming) Doing Theology in Public: Essays Theoretical and Practical (forthcoming) Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare. Project on Theological Reflection in a Pluralistic Setting. National Council of Christians and Jews. Thiemann Page 3 Member. 1978-84. NY. Steering Committee. 1978-1981. Educational Policy Committee. 2001. Lutheran World Federation. 1978. 1983-85 (Faculty Personnel Committee appointments. Haverford College: Acting President. January . 1981. 1983-86. Chair. Member. USA National Committee. Committee on Diversity. 1983-85.
Paradigm Publishers. Miroslav Wolf and Michael Welker (eds. Trinity Press International. Revelation and Theology: The Gospel As Narrated Promise.” Leadership and Discovery New York: McMillan/Palgrave. Guertersloher Verlagshaus. Richard Niebuhr. Articles: “On Giraffes and Bank Accounts: Rethinking Discovery. 2005.” in Taking Religion Seriously. 2006. 2000 Why Are We Here: Everyday Questions and the Christian Life. 2001) .’ Harvard Divinity Bulletin. “Behind the Intellectual Lines: A Report on Iran’s Crisis of Piety and Mind.” A Report from the Front Lines: Conversations on Public Theology Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Georgetown: Georgetown University Press/The Century Fund. 1996. 92-111. “Prisoners of Conscience: Faith and the Public Intellectual” Religion. 96-110. 2008. “The Public Intellectual as Connected Critic: George Orwell on Religion. 2009 “The Public Theologian as Connected Critic: The Case of the Central European Churches. “What’s Faith Go To Do With It? Lutheran Social Ministry in Transition. 2008 “Luther’s Theology of the Cross: Resource for a Theology of Religions?” The Global Luther: Reconsidering the Contributions of Martin Luther Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 20-27. 2003. Notre Dame: The University of Notre Dame Press. 34:3 (Autumn. and Religious Imagination. Religion in Public Life: A Dilemma for Democracy.” in George Orwell into the Twenty-First Century. (editor).” Walk in the Ways of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. 271-278. 2008 “Montesquieu and the Future of Liberalism” Modernity in Question: Montesquieu and His Legacy Albany: SUNY Press. Values and Public Life 7: 2 (Spring. Harvard University Press.). 118-129. 1998. 177-209. 157-166. 1991. 1985. “Beyond Exclusivism and Relativism: A Trinitarian Theology of the Cross.Ronald F. 2004. Fortress Press. 2002. “Waiting for God’s Own Time: Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Public Intellectual.” Religion im Erbe: Dietrich Bonhoeffer und die Zukunftsfähigkeit des Christentum Hrg. Constructing a Public Theology: The Church in a Pluralistic Culture. Union Seminary Quarterly Review. Volume 56: Numbers 3-4. 2006).. Louisville: Westminster-John Knox Press. “Faith and the Public Intellectual. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. Eerdmans Publishing House. von Christian Gremmels und Wolfgang Huber. Trinity Press International. 1991. 88-105. (co-editor and author). “Toward a Christian Theology of Religions: Some Philosophical and Theological Reflections. 2003. Thiemann Page 4 Where Shall My Wandering Soul Begin: The Landscape of Evangelical Piety and Thought (co-editor). Creation. Reissued in 2005 by Wipf and Stock.” God’s Life in the Trinity. The Legacy of H.
” Religion and Values in Public Life (Harvard Divinity Bulletin). pp. “Discerning the Call of God in the Cries of God’s People. 48-51. "Diversity's Grace Notes. 176-190. 66:4 (May/June. 1994). 1987)." Op-ed article. 2001. 15. 289-301. Feldman. Rouner. 1-11. 2829 (December. Heft 3 (Juli bis September 1998). no. pp. Harvard Divinity Bulletin. sermon. 1988). Westview Press. 1998). 26 (Spring. 24. 10-112. Princeton University Press. “Political Liberalism: Religion and Public Reason (symposium. Nancy L. 21:4 (1992). W. University of Notre Dame Press. New York: New York University Press. 22:2 (1992). 2001. pp. pp. 175th anniversary of Harvard Divinity School). Harvard University). “Beyond the Separation of Church and State: Public Religion and Constitutional Values. Christian Science Monitor.. 86-101. 81:2 (Winter. 1990). “The Constitutional Tradition: A Perplexing Legacy.” Who Will Provide? The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare. p. "On Speaking of God: The Divisive Issue for Schleiermacher and Barth.” Harvard Divinity Bulletin.” Religion. Politics and Peace. 66-85.. Jahrgang.Ronald F. 1998. 18-19. “A Legacy of Learning. “Toward the Integrated Study of Religion: A Case for the University Divinity School. 1992). pp. Thiemann Page 5 “Risks and Responsibilities for Faith-Based Organizations. edited by Stephen M.” Marquette Law Review. 19-26.” New York State Bar Journal. ed. 20:4 (1990-1991). ( August. Leroy S. 42. pp. 4:1-6. "The Scholarly Vocation: Its Future Challenges and Threats. “Religion and Legal Discourse: An Indirect Relation.” LWF Report. Rosenblum.” Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Ogletree as dean of Yale Divinity School).” Law and Religion: A Critical Anthology. a Vocation of Hope (Eph. “Public Religion: Bane or Blessing for Democracy?” Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies. ed. 1995). 1990). Supplement 3 (summer." Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Barth: Beyond the Impasse? (Philadelphia: Fortress Press. “The Future of an Illusion: an Inquiry into the Contrast between Theological and Religious Studies (cultural-linguistic approach). 11-16. XXIV:1 (August. 9-10. . “University Divinity Schools: Communities of Connected Critics” (address at installation of T. “Public Theology: The Moral Dimension of Religion in a Pluralistic Society.” Theological Education.” Zietschrift für Evangelische Ethik. 2001." Theological Education. “Religious Strife and the Culture Wars.
1987). 1984) (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House). 50:4 (Fall. (New York: Lutheran World Ministries." Creation and Method: Critical Essays on Christocentric Theology. 1986). Thiemann Page 6 "Radiance and Obscurity in Biblical Narrative. 191-193. Reprinted in The Church and American Civil Religion (New York: Lutheran World Ministries." Trinity Seminary Review 6:2 (Fall. XLIV:2 (July. "The Unnamed Woman at Bethany: A Model for Discipleship. 1986). Making Theology Central in Theological Education. 148-159. 1987). 12. 1985). “Toward an American Public Theology: Religion in a Pluralistic Democracy. 140-146. 377-382. and Christian Identity." dialog. 12. DC: University Press of America. 1986).” Christian Century. 1982." Word and World. "Piety. 4-6." Interpretation XL:2 (April. 27-40. "Toward A Critical Theological Education. 10. 1-14. pp. III:2 (Spring. 104: (Fall. 21-41. 1987). "From Twilight to Darkness: Theology and the New Pluralism. "The Significance of Karl Barth for Contemporary Theology. 1982. 179-188. "The Gospel and American Civil Religion" Lutheran World Federation Documentation No.Ronald F. "Challenges to the Common Good. 63-72. 63-75. 512-539. 1987)." Theology Today XLIII:3 (October. 106-108. German Translation: "Evangelium und Civil Religion in Amerika" LWBDokumentation. Stuttgart: Kreuz Berlag. . 1987). 12-24. Stuttgart: Kreuz Verlag. "Thanksgiving Day: A Case Study in American Civil Religion.” Harvard Divinity Bulletin. 1986). "Toward a Theology of Creation: A Response to Gustaf Wingren." The Thomist. 1981. . 1-13." Scriptural Authority and Narrative Interpretation (Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1984)." Resource 12:3 (November. "Praxis: The Practical Atheism of Karl Marx. "Christian Dogmatics in Lutheran Perspective. 71-73. "Intratextuality and Speaking of God: A Response to George Lindbeck. "Marx's Thought: Human Nature and Destiny" and "Marx's Thought: Critique of Religion." Christianity and the Many Faces of Marxism (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House. 1986). 1984). Washington. 544-548. 26:1 (Winter. 18: (October/November. pp." The Church and American Civil Religion. 1985). 1983). Reprinted in Evangelischer Pressedienst Dokumentation 85:1 (January. 80:1 (January 1987)." Theology Today." Harvard Theological Review." The Journal of Ecumenical Studies 22:3 (Summer. Narrative. "Review Symposium on Revelation and Theology: Five Perspectives and a Reply by the Author.
2009 “Cruciform Images as Sacramental Realism. Thiemann Page 7 "Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: An Enlightened View of Judaism. 105:7 (March." The Journal of Ecumenical Studies.Ronald F." Lutheran Quarterly. 2009 “Faith-Based Initiatives and Public Health. University of Chicago. May 19. Augustana College." Lutheran Education.” Conference on Religion and Law. February 29. 401-422. Harvard Divinity School and Harvard School of Public Health. XXVII:4 (November. 3:12 (December. 61:3 (July. 242-263. 2009 “The Future of Religion in a Post-Secular Age. Louis: Concordia Publishing House. September 25. March 12. 2008 “Rethinking Religion’s Public Role. "What is Dogma?" Clergy. 2008 ." The Journal of Religion. Harvard Club of New York City.” The Legacy of John Calvin and Karl Barth. January 29.” Images of the Divine Conference. 1981). 1973) St. Center for the Study of World Religion. Harvard Divinity School. 1981). March 6. "Revelation and Imaginative Construction. XVIII:3 (Summer.” Conference on Religion and Health. "Evangelical Theology for a Secular Age. May 8. Reviews: Reviews of current literature have appeared in the following journals: Currents in Theology and Mission dialog Interpretation The Journal of Religion Modern Theology Religious Studies Review The Thomist Word and World LECTURES DELIVERED: “Anthropological Models in the Study of Religion: Further Reflections” Moral Worlds and Religious Subjectivities. 1975) 347-363. 350-362. 2008 “Christianity on Wealth and Poverty. 1970). 1977). 2009 “Anthropological Models in the Study of Religion: Some Cautionary Comments” Moral Worlds and Religious Subjectivities. Harvard Law School. "Law and Gospel in the Thought of Thomas Muentzer. IV:6 (December." Currents in Theology and Mission. Center for the Study of World Religions.” Presidential Convocation Lecture. 320-332. "Matthew's Christology: Resource for Systematic Theology. May 8. 2009 “Karl Barth’s Theological Aesthetic.” Business Across Religious Traditions Seminar.
VA September 7. 2005. 2006 “Democratic Social Criticism: Public Intellectuals and the Literary Arts. 2006 “Public Religion: Democracy’s Dilemma.” A series of lectures presented to the Lutheran Academic of Ethics. ShahidBehesthi University (Tehran). CT. 2005. 2004 “Prisoners of Conscience: Public Intellectuals in a Time of Crisis.” University of Toronto.” Alonzao McDonald Conference on Evangelical Theology. Scottsdale Arizona. Washington.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting.” Temple Isaiah. 2006 “Lutheran Theology and Public Life. Bratislava.” The Chancellor Jackman Symposium on “Modernity in Question: Montesquieu and his Legacy. New London. . Richmond. George Washington University.” The St. Thiemann Page 8 “Luther’s Theology of the Cross: Resource for a Theology of Religions?” The Global Luther: Reconsidering the Contributions of Martin Luther. 2007 “Public Theology in Central Europe: A Challenge to Young Leaders. January 5-6.” Connecticut College. “Religious Leadership in the New Democracies: A Challenge to Public Theology. 2004 “Public Ministry After 9/11. Boston Public Library. and Ethics” and “Public Reason and Ethical Decision-Making. and Civic Culture. Consensus. 2006 “Can Lutherans Be Public Intellectuals?” The Swope Lecture. and Literary Imagination. Martin. May 24. 2005 “New Models for Social Engagement: A Response to Robert Wuthnow. 2006 “Pluralism. and Mofid University (Qom). April 24-25. 2005 “Jeffrey Stout’s Democracy and Tradition: A Critical Assessment. on a visit sponsored by the US National Academies of Science. Slovakia. the Institute for Ethics in Science and Technology (Tehran). Authority. May 6. 2004.” Evanjelicka bohoslovecka fakulta. “Montesquieu and the Future of Liberalism.” Lectures delivered at the Iranian National Academy of Sciences (Tehran). Slovakia.Ronald F. February 4. September 10.” Figures of Democracy: Rhetoric. Lexington. February 22. Creation. Northwestern University.” A Dialogue for a New Moral Agenda. Harvard Divinity School. June 4-5. PA. Montreal. MA. John Lectures.” World Boston Symposium on Religion and Foreign Policy. Gettysburg. Concordia University. Yale Divinity School. June 2. 2008 “On Giraffes and Bank Accounts: Rethinking Discovery. TX. DC. 2005 “Religion and Public Life: New Theoretical Approaches.” Yale-Princeton Theology Group. 2005 “Beyond Universalism and Relativism: A Pragmatist Understanding of Moral TruthClaims. the Institute of Philosophy (Tehran). Princeton. NJ.” The Jepson School of Leadership. November 20. Canada. April 25-26. July 1. 2005 “Religion and Foreign Policy: Challenges for the New World Order.” The Bible College. San Antonio. October 21. August 18. University of Richmond. The Communitarian Institute. Gettysburg Seminary. April 29. January 13-19. Univerzita Komenskeho. Franciscan Renewal Center.
The Kennedy School of Government. U. Hilton Head Island. CO. Prague. 2003.” The Center for Public Leadership. November 23. Stockbridge.” Res Publica. 2003.” Doing Justice and Mercy. MA. European Consortium for Political Research. July 12. 2002. MN. MA. March 30. July 6. August 6. California. The American Assembly. “In God We Trust: Religion and American Public Life” The Lexington Political Forum. “Jewish and Christian Themes in Mahler’s Second Symphony (Resurrection). November 19. “Prophetic Leadership in a Time of Crisis. The Hauser Center. Olaf College. "Citizen Empowerment: Faith and Community Organizing. 2004. “Lutheran Heritage and the Religious Intellectual.” Berkshire Institute for Theology and the Arts.S. 2003 "The Public Theologian as Connected Critic" Conference on Public Theology in Central Europe. July 10. Lexington. Aspen. St. "Social Criticism as Narrative Art: George Orwell on Poverty. the Czech Republic. Museum of Our National Heritage. RI. Germany. “Leadership and the Public Intellectual.” Conference on the Arts and Politics. October 17. November 29-December 2. 2002.Ronald F. 2004. March 4. Kennedy School of Government." Annual Meeting. Brown University. Olaf College.” Chief of Chaplains Senior Leaders Training Conference. Providence.” National Lutheran Ministerial Conference. October 25. MN. Marburg. Thiemann Page 9 “Radical Democracy: A Model for Churches in Central Europe?” Conference on Public Theology in Central Europe. “Trinitarian Theology and the Logic of Monotheism. 2002. Heidelberg. University of Chicago. June 1." Executive Session. IL. A View From Below. The Lutheran Academy. Woburn. Atlanta. September 19. 2003 "The Public Intellectual as Connected Critic: George Orwell and Religion" George Orwell Centenary Conference. May 1. Chicago. Harvard University. Northfield. “Just War Theory and the Challenge of Terror. Wellesley College. “The Crisis of the Public Intellectual. March 7. 2002. 2003.” Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Los Angeles. 2002. MA. “Literary Arts and Social Criticism. Army Chaplaincy.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. 2002 “Criminal Justice and Public Theology. 2003. 2002. Georgia. April 13. St. Skirball Cultural Center. Ruprecht-Karls Universität. Northfield.2002.” Uniting America: Collaborating to Make Democracy Work. 2002 “Faith Based Initiatives and Public Life. October 3.” The Lutheran Academy for Scholars in Higher Education. 2001 . Cambridge. Germany. MA. "Can Lutherans Be Public Intellectuals?" Keynote Address. December 12. “Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza as Public Intellectual and Democratic Theorist. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
MA.” Keynote Address to conference for Rectors of Large Episcopal Parishes. 1998.” lecture delivered at the International Bonhoeffer Society Congress. Barthlomew’s Church. April 22. Boston University. Virginia. Lafayette Square. 2001 “Faith and Public Life. New Orleans. “Culture Wars and Lutheran Public Theology. Philadelphia. New York City. Conference on the First Amendment and Theological Education. Boston. Paintings. Worcester. Berlin. 1999. “The Churches and the Moral Renewal of Democracy. and Psalms. 1998. 2001. 1998." lecture delivered at Oklahoma State University. Inaugural Address. November 20. Concordia College. 2001 “Anna Akhmatova in Poetry. February 18. March 18. Trinity Church. 1998 “A Too Familiar Story. Thiemann Page 10 “Theological Curricula and Public Life. June 6. “Repairers of the Breach: Culture Wars and the Common Good. Richmond. November 16. New York.C. November 3. St.” November 10. Aspen. Colorado. LA. March 15.” Harvard Divinity School. August 21. October 10. November 11." Keynote Address delivered at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature. D. John’s Church. MA. “Faith and Politics” Christ Church. Rhode Island Public Radio.” Pew Forum on Religion. April 17-18. 2001 “Staying the Course: Social Justice and the Life of Prayer. . Washington.” Keynote address at the opening of the Eastern College Center for Urban Ministry..” sermon delivered at St. 2001 “The Unquiet Heart: George Orwell’s Quest for Meaning. Trinity Lutheran Seminary. October 23. 1999 "Religion and Public Life: The Continuing Issues. Center for Religious Inquiry. 1998.” lecture delivered at Jepson School of Leadership Studies. 1999 “Prisoners of Conscience: Faith and the Public Intellectual.1998. 2001 “Under God…The Pledge of Allegiance and the Separation of Church and State. OH. MA. Cambridge. October 26. Columbus. October 25. University of Richmond. Pennsylvania. 2000 “Waiting for God’s Own Time: Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Public Intellectual. Respondent to “Virtue and Vice in American Life” at the University Professors Program.” Action Speaks. "The Public Intellectual and the Study of Religion. 2000 “Social Criticism and Religious Vision.” presented at The Good Shepherd Symposium on The Church. New York. 1998. The State & The Family.” Lutheran Church of the Newtons. June 8-10. September 25.Ronald F.” address to the New England Lutheran Clergy Association.” Res Publica. Commencement Address. Germany.
April. Society of Fellows Conference at The Aspen Institute. Newton. “Public Religion: Bane or Blessing for Democracy.” Inaugural lecture at the Cathedral Center for Theological Studies. RI. Michigan. Boston. CA. India. Aspen. 1997. 1998. August. January. 1997. Pasadena. Politics and Peace Series.” respondent at the “Religion and the Judicial Process: Legal. Germany. “Public Theology: The Moral Dimension of Religion in a Pluralistic Society. 1998. hosted by Connie Brod on C-SPAN. 1997. MA. “Take it on Faith? Religion and Public Policy in Contemporary America. 1997. Houston.” at Brown University. Religion and Civil Society. September 13. March 20-22. March. 1997. ABC-TV with Peter Jennings. MA. December 16. November 13-14.” presentations at the Renaissance Weekend. Cambridge. MA. San Diego. and the Future of Democracy. Kalmazoo. The William Weber Lectures in Government and Society: "Public Religion and the Moral Renewal of Democracy" and "Public Religion at the End of Welfare. SC. Providence. June. OK. April. 1997. Oklahoma City. January. Christ Church Cathedral. CO. Lead Commentator for Mother Therea’s Funeral in Calcutta. 1997. Toqueville. February. “Religious Strife and the Culture Wars." Kalamazoo College. 1997.” lecture delivered at Philipps-University of Marburg. CA. “Religion in American Public Life. 1997. Ethical. “Religious Faith and the Challenge of Pluralism. Religion and Civil Society.” lecture delivered at the Cambridge Forum. October 28. 1997. “What Constitutes Patriotism at the End of the Twentieth Century?” Lecture delivered at Oklahoma City University. Hilton Head.Ronald F. “Public Religion and the Churches. TX. WI.” lecture delivered at the Aspen Institute.” for CSPAN series on Alexis de Tocqueville.” lecture delivered at American Jewish Committee / Fuller Seminary conference: “Religious Convictions in the Public Arena: How People of Faith Can Be Citizens of a Pluralistic Republic”. Values. “Religion. “Values in American Public Life. December.” lecture at the Lutheran Church of the Newtons.” and “Spiritual Life in a Secular Society. 1998. 1996. 1997. January. 1997. Marburg. 1997. .” Keynote Address to Catholic Health Association’s Twelfth Annual Invitational Theology and Ethics Colloquium.” lecture delivered at the “Law and Religion: Obligations of Democratic Citizenship and Demands of Faith Conference. Live-television discussion/viewer call-in on Tocqueville. Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion. Milwaukee. CO. “Legal Discourse and the De Facto Disestablishment.” Religion. “Religion and Public Morality.” “Moral Compasses for Modern Leaders. July. February 11. Panel Moderator “The Democratic Soul. and Empirical Dimensions” conference at Marquette University Law School. Thiemann Page 11 “The Common Good and American Culture: Issues and Challenges. with Professor Michael Sandel. Aspen.” lecturer .
Hamline University Law School. ME.” sermon delivered at Trinity Presbyterian Church. “Religious Studies and Communal Traditions. 1996. “Lutheran Identity in a Pluralistic Culture. 1996. MA. MA. Paul. February.” lecture delivered to Harvard Alumni Association groups in Oman. “Religion: Blessing or Curse for Democracy?” lecture delivered at Trinity Church Wall Street. 1995. 1996. Washington. Boston. Cambridge. 1995. “Religious Pluralism in America. MN. Boston. 1995. “The Obligations of Christian Leadership. Northfield. VT. February. January.” lecture delivered at a forum at Trinity Church. October. 1995. October. 1995. 1996. 1996. “New Directions in Theological Education. Boston. April. 1996. DC. February. President of St. and Jordan. New Haven. Boston. March. October.” lecture delivered at the Osher Center for Religious Tolerance in Jerusalem. 1995. Dubai. Boston.” excerpts from Dean Thiemann’s book presented at the Boston Theological Society.” inaugural Bayliss Lecture delivered at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woburn. “Christian Identity and Public Life. May.” symposium in honor of Dean Thiemann’s book at Georgetown University. “The Church in the City. April. Columbia. Thiemann Page 12 “Religion in Public Life: A Dilemma for Democracy. MA. Olaf College. Yemen. Lewiston. Saudi Arabia. “Religion in Public Life: A Dilemma for Democracy.” panel participant at Yale University. MA. MA. “Genesis: A Living Conversation. MA.” address given to the Harvard Business School Club of Boston. April. May. 1996 “Christian Discipleship and Public Leadership. . Harvard Divinity School. NY. “Public Religion: Bane or Blessing?” lecture delivered at the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century.” lecture delivered at Middlebury College. New York City. November. MA. Boston. “Lutheran Confession and Public Life”. 1996. 1996. 1995. Israel. April. “Public Religion and the Future of Democracy.” Yost Lectures delivered at Lutheran Southern Seminary. Atlanta. “Religion and Public Life in Israel and the United States.” sermon preached at the inauguration of Mark Edwards. address given to the Lutherans in Diaspora Conference. April.” lecture delivered at Bates College. MN. SC.” lecture and book symposium at the Kennedy Library. St. “Religion in American Public Life. CT. 1994. 1996. “Religion in Public Life: A Dilemma for Democracy. GA. 1996. October. Middlebury. March. “Islam and Democracy.” book symposium at Law and Religion Conference.” panel participant for WGBH Public Television.Ronald F. MA. October.
1990. September. 1990. Boston. DC. Curitiba. "Accounting for our Hope. "In Quest of the Common Good: The Contemporary Crisis of Community. 1994. December. February. “The Pluralist Citizen and the Art of Conversation. 1994. CA January. Brazil. "The Study of Religion and the Secular University." lecture while serving as reviewer of Wabash College Department of Religion. "Interpreting the Faith in a Pluralistic Culture. April. May." lecture delivered at Stanford University. 1993. 1993." Keynote Address. May. St. University of Virginia. MA. January. April 20.” conference participant at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Union Theological Seminary. 1992. Boston University. NY. “Living Faithfully in a Pluralistic Culture. "The Fate of Lutheran-Reformed Dialogue." Macalester College Convocation Address. Augustine Lecture. October. "A Generation of Hope. Davis. Paul. Harvard University in observation of the 175th anniversary of Harvard Divinity School. 1992. Israel. Main commentator on tragedy at Branch Davidian Compound for ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and for ABC News News Special with Tom Jarrel. “Values in American Life” and “Building a Spiritual Life. CA. "What Should We Do About Religion? A Question for Education and Public Life.1993. September." a series of five lectures. PA. “Learning--Devotion--Action. October. 1993. 1989. Richmond. December." Baccalaureate Address. "I Have Heard the Cry of My People: Discerning the Call of God in the Cries of God's People. “A Legacy of Learning." sermon delivered at the National Cathedral. Hilton Head. February.Ronald F.” presentations at the Renaissance Weekend. Lutheran World Federation Assembly. MI. A Vocation of Hope. "Christian Faith in a Pluralistic Democracy. VA. Charlottesville. 1991. "Religion in American Public life: The Challenge of Pluralism. July. March. March." Institute of Philosophy and Religion. VA. 1991. Stanford. 1993. New York. Thiemann Page 13 “Catholicism and the Future of Liberalism. January. 1992. MN. Muhlenberg College. Jerusalem. 1990. Washington." lecture delivered at the University of Michigan Law School." lecture delivered at Trinity Institute Forum. Distinguished Visiting Theologian. MA." sermon delivered in the Memorial Church. SC." St. 1988." address to New England Synod. . Muhlenberg. University of California.” conference panel participant at Boston College. 1993. Evangelical Lutheran Church in American. Worcester. Ann Arbor.
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