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WWII through film and literature

WWII_trip Last month, history professor Jacqui deVries and English/film professor Bob Cowgill led a group of 20 Augsburg students through Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Using literature, film, architecture, and eyewitness accounts, students explored the aftermath of World War II to understand how people made sense of their suffering and now pay homage to the past.

The idea for the trip began when deVries joined a Lilly grant-sponsored trip in Europe to study Martin Luther and the Reformation. There she met tour director Andreas Brecht, and the two discovered a common interest in post-World War II history. Continue reading “WWII through film and literature”

Founders’ Day Lectures Feature Carter Lindberg

carter_lindbergThe 2007 Founders’ Day Lectures on Nov. 6 and 7 feature Dr. Carter Lindberg, scholar of Reformation thought. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., Lindberg will speak on “Luther on Capitalism,” and on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10:45 a.m., he will speak on “Luther on War.” Both will take place in Hoversten Chapel and are free and open to the public.

A reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the Tuesday evening lecture, and a luncheon will follow the Wednesday lecture. Reservations are required; contact Hans Wiersma, Religion Department, at or 612-330-1205. Continue reading “Founders’ Day Lectures Feature Carter Lindberg”