The Evangelical School of Theology and the Pontifical Faculty of Theology

Wrocław, Poland May 30 – June 1, 2022

Conference Schedule

May 30, 2022 (Monday)

St. Christopher’s Church, Saint Stephen’s Square 1

18:00   Welcome: Rev. Karol Długosz

18:05   Wroclaw Roads to Freedom: Rev. Dr. Joel Burnell, Fr. Prof. Bogdan Ferdek

Bonhoeffer Memorial in Wroclaw (PC: Joel Lawrence)

18:15   Rev. Dr. Joel Lawrence, USA: “History, Reality, and the Church: Reframing Bonhoeffer’s ‘This-worldliness’ for a Post-Christian Age”.

18:45   Instrumental Concert: “Goodness and Light”, Khrystyna Sosnovska (violin) and Sofiia Hanzi (flute)

19:15   Conclusion

19:30   Dinner (at own cost)


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Pontifical Faculty of Theology, ul. Katedralna 9

9:00     Opening

9:10     A Word from the Rectors of PFT and EST

9:30     Dr. Joanna Giel, University of Wrocław: “Edyta Stein i Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Próba porównania z perspektywy biograficznej”

10:00   Prof. Barry Harvey, Baylor University, USA: “Cheap Grace Abounding: The Barmen Declaration, A Declaration on the “Russian World” (Russkii Mir) Teaching, and Protestantism Without Reformation”

10:30   Fr. Prof. Janusz Królikowski, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków: “Edith Stein i Żydzi”

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Prof. Leon Miodoński, University of Wrocław: “Pomiędzy psychologią a fenomenologią – filozoficzne rozterki Edyty Stein”   

12:00   Prof. Philip Ziegler, University of Aberdeen, Scotland UK: “Analogia liberationis: God’s freedom and ours in Bonhoeffer’s Theology “

12:30   Prof. Piotr Lorek, Evangelical School of Theology, Wrocław: “Absolutna wolność człowieka w filozofii zen (D. T. Suzuki) i teologii ewangelickiej (D. Bonhoeffer)”

13:00 Fr. Prof. Bogdan Ferdek, Pontifical Faculty of Theology, Wrocław: “Wrocławskie drogi do wolności: Edith Stein i Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

13:45  Lunch

15:00 Dr. Helena Anna Jędrzejczak, Educational Research Institute, Warsaw: Idea wolności w „Etyce” – podstawa teologii politycznej Bonhoeffera

15:30   Prof. Marcel Macelaru, University of Arad, Romania: “Reading the Bible with Bonhoeffer: A Case of Transformative Hermeneutics”

16:00 Rev. Dr. Andras Czepregi, John Wesley Theological School, Budapest, Hungary: “Bonhoeffer’s Theory of Freedom and his Free Choices at the Turning Points of his Life”

16:30 Conclusion

Church of God’s Providence, Ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 29

18:30   Greeting

18:35   Wrocław Roads to Freedom: In commemorating of the 25th anniversary of the Polish Section of the International Bonhoeffer Society

Edward Skubisz, Janusz Witt

18:50   Concert: “An Evening Hymn”, Joanna Klisowska (soprano) and Dawid Ślusarczyk (Organ)

19:20   Ending

19:30   Dinner (at own cost)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Evangelical School of Theology, ul. Św. Jadwigi 12

9:00     Rev. Dr. Keith Clements, Former General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, Bristol UK: “‘Today’ moments in the troubled life of Bonhoeffer: March 1939 and his commendation of the Catholic Modernist Friedrich von Hügel as an example “

9:30     Rev. Dr. Samuel Randall, Founding Director of Radio Maria in Australia: “Beyond Supersessionism. Stein and Bonhoeffer as a resource for ecumenical rapprochement”

10:00   Rev. Gottfried Brezger, Bonhoeffer House, Berlin: “Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1941. Peace aims for the time after the war in an ecumenical perspective: God’s command in a secular world “

10:30   Coffee Break

11:00   Rev. Dr. prof. Carlos Caldas, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas, Brazil: “Freedom and Responsibility in Bonhoeffer’s Ethics – a Challenge for our Troubled Times”

11:30   Márta Cserháti, Evangelical-Lutheran University of Theology, Budapest, Hungary: “Emic and etic approaches in religious studies”

Emic and etic approaches in religious studies

12:00   Rev. Dr. Joel Burnell, EST: “Dietrich Bonhoeffer meets Leonard Cohen: Thoughts on Freedom in Time of War “

12:30   Discussion, summary

13:30   Lunch

15:00   Dietrich Bonhoeffer House / Peace Church – Świdnica




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