BISMARCK, ND — Internationally acclaimed Lutheran theologian Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is the guest speaker at two upcoming University of Mary events marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Wilson will speak on “Hidden Dimensions of Ecumenical Encounter” in the University’s Grounds for Belief series, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m., in Butler Hall, Gary Tharaldson School of Business. She will also deliver a Convocation address on “Remaking the World with Law and Gospel” Friday, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m., in Butler Hall.

Raised in New York, Wilson studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and has served as professor of the Institute for Ecumenical Research in France. She is an ordained pastor in the Slovak Zion Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, editor of the quarterly Lutheran Forum, and author and editor of several books including “A Guide to Pentecostal Movements for Lutherans.”  

“This fall the whole world reflects on the tremendous significance of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses,” says Dr. Peter Huff, director of the Saint John Paul II Center for University Ministry and professor of theology at the University of Mary. “The extraordinary occasion offers us an equally extraordinary opportunity to recommit ourselves to the cause of Christian unity in our own day. Professor Wilson’s presence in Bismarck will move us in the right direction.”

Wilson’s latest book “Explorations in Martin Luther’s Theology,” based on lectures at China Evangelical Seminary, will soon be released in Chinese and in English.

Wilson’s appearances at the University of Mary are co-sponsored by the University’s Christian Leadership Center, the Center for University Ministry, and the Convocation Committee. All talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Peter Huff at 701-355-8295 or umin@umary.edu.