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Salzburg Lectures: “Do I Know That Jesus?”

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The popular and provocative Saltsburg Distinguished Lecture Series returns to Christian Theological Seminary on September 23 and 24 to challenge audiences with the question: “Do I Know that Jesus?”

All three lectures are free and open to the public.

This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi whose three addresses will examine the portrayal of Jesus and Christian Identity in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean.  In particular, Cardoza-Orlandi will explore:

  • The American missionary and national evangélicos encounter and debate about who Jesus is for the Latin American continent;
  • The non-elite and popular evangélico religious expressions of Christ in the region
  • The current encounter and interaction between popular religions—Spiritism and Afro-Caribbean religions—and the evangélico tradition.

Lecture one
Latin America for Christ!
Wednesday, September 23
Cross-cultural Interactions in Search of Identity Between American Missionaries and Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean Evangélicos
6:00 pm, Common Room, CTS

Lecture two
Beyond the Crucifix and the Scriptures
Thursday, September 24
Images and Sounds of an Erotic Latin American & Caribbean Christ
1:00 pm, Common Room, CTS

Lecture three
Jesus Among the Spirits
Thursday, September 24
An Emerging Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean Christology from the Encounter of Religions
6:00 pm, Common Room

Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi is professor of world Christianity at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and chairs the Governing Board of the Hispanic Summer Program, Inc. He will begin a new appointment as professor of global Christianities and mission studies at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in July 2010.

Cardoza-Orlandi’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the fields of world Christianity and mission. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Puerto Rico as well as the United States and Canada.

More information on the Saltsburg Lecture can be found at www.cts.edu/events or contact the office of Lifelong Theological Education at LifeEd@cts.edu.

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Written by ccindiananews

August 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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