Heritage Day

Vitor WesthelleYou Are Invited!

Please join the Augsburg College community in celebrating the founding of the college. As Augsburg approaches its 150th Anniversary (in 2019), we continue to lift-up important parts of our heritage. This year, we welcome Dr. Vitor Westhelle, who will speak on the question, “What is the Church Called to Say about Money, Jobs, and Politics?” Dr. Westhelle is professor of Systematic Theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the chair of Luther Research at Faculdades-EST, São Leopoldo, Brazil.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, November 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m., in East Commons (on the 2nd floor of Christensen Center). A pre-presentation reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Augsburg’s Heritage Day event is an admission-free event, open to all.

About our Annual Heritage Day

Augsburg was founded in 1869 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants seeking to educate leaders for church and society.  Augsburg’s Lutheran heritage — its “faith and values” — continues to shape its mission in the midst of a religiously diverse campus and neighborhood.

Since 2005, Augsburg College has celebrated its founding by inviting notable guests to speak on subjects related to Augsburg’s roots in the 16th Century Reformation of the Christian Church.

The Augsburg College Heritage Day is a joint venture of the Augsburg College Christensen Center for Vocation, the Augsburg College Religion Department, and the Augsburg College Office of the President.

Previously for Heritage Day:

2012: “J. S. Bach and Augsburg College” with Paul Westermeyer (video)

2011: “Martin Luther Goes to School” with Darrell Jodock

2010: “Here I Walk: with Luther from Erfurt to Rome” with Andrew and Sarah Wilson

2008: “New Perspectives on Luther’s Theology of the Cross” with Deanna Thompson

2007: “Luther the Revolutionary” with Carter Lindberg

2006: “Philip Melanchthon and the Bible” with Tim Wengert

2005: “The Original ‘Dr.’ Phil?” a symposium with Bill Frame, James Nestingen, and Markus Wriedt