Winston Persaud—March 13-18, 2008

Dr. Winston D. Persaud is Professor of Systematic Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (Ph. D., 1980), Wartburg Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1977), and the University of Guyana (BA, 1974).

He is a native of Guyana, where he served his home congregation, Redeemer Lutheran Church, prior to joining the Wartburg faculty in February 1984. His teaching and research are focused on defining and confessing the gospel of Jesus Christ in a world of religious and non-religious alternatives. During his last sabbatical from 2004-05, the primary focus of his research was on reading the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, USA, documents in light of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (31 October 1999). Among his publications are: The Theology of the Cross and Marx’s Anthropology: A View from the Caribbean (Peter Lang, 1991) and a number of articles in theological journals, chapters in various collection of essays, and critical book reviews.

Dr. Persaud will present the Annual Ecumenical Lecture on Sunday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. He will draw on insights from the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue USA and The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (L-RC, 31 October 1999) that offer a way of confessing the Gospel in our contemporary religiously and culturally diverse post-modern world.

Schedule:

Thursday, March 13
10:30 a.m.: CFL, speak in Daily Chapel
6:00 p.m.: Meet with DIAKONOS students

Sunday, March 16
8:30 and 10:30 a.m.: First Lutheran Church, 604 West Broadway, Preach at worship service
7:00 p.m.: Olin 102, Annual Ecumenical Lecture "Confessional Theology: Intra-Christian and Inter-Religious in a Religiously and Culturally Diverse Post-Modern World". Reception to follow.

Classroom visits in the religion department.