When:    October 24, 2017

At St. Peter Lutheran Church,
        109 Tipton Drive, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

9:30 A.M.  Gather for Coffee, Juice, Donuts, Bagels, and Fruit

10:00 A.M.   Welcome and Opening Worship

10:20 A.M.

Presentation:   “Sola Agape Dei: The Way to Reimagine the Reformation 500 Years After”
Dr. Albert Garcia, Professor Emeritus of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin

11:20 A.M.

Adjourn to the Auditorium at the Hoag Student Center at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega

At the Hoag Student Center,
University of North Georgia, Dahlonega 30597

12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Presentation:    “Martin Luther: Controversial Reformer and the Reformation after 500 Years” – Dr. Scott Hendrix, Professor Emeritus of Reformation History, Princeton Theological Seminary

1:30 – 3:30 P.M.

Luncheon for Religious Leaders with the opportunity to dialog with Dr. Hendrix, Banquet Room at the UNG Food Service


Display of Reformation posters from the German nation


Background on our presenters:

Dr. Albert L. Garcia, a native of Cuba, immigrated to the United States in his youth, who became a Lutheran in his teens. Educated at Concordia Theological Seminary, he earned Th. M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin, where he taught for 21 years. The translator of Luther’s Latin commentary on the Minor Prophets into Spanish, he has also written numerous books and articles, his most recent being Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation at the Margins, which he co-authored with John Nunes. He lives in retirement in Decatur, Georgia with his wife, Mori.

Dr. Scott H. Hendrix is Professor Emeritus of Reformation History at Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to that,  he taught at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and the Lutheran Theological Seminaries in Philadelphia and Gettysburg, PA. The author of many articles and books on the Reformation, his most recent is the widely acclaimed biography: Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer. Together with Guenther Gassmann, he wrote the Fortress Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions. A graduate of Duke University; he earned his M.Div. from  Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC; and his Th.D. from Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany. The recipient of significant grants and awards, he now lives in retirement in North Carolina with his wife, Emilee.