Thompson is the author of Crossing the Divide: Luther, Feminism, and the Cross (2004). Her first published book discusses the theology of the cross and feminist theology. For the Sauer Symposium, Thompson will consider "Luther's Theology of the Cross in Feminist Perspective," a critical appropriation and appreciation of Luther's Theology for today.
Along with Crossing the Divide, Thompson has published numerous articles and reviews, and she has spoken to many church and academic groups on a wide variety of contemporary theological topics, from Luther to feminist thought, to the critique of global empire.
Thompson is also active within the American Academy of Religion as a member of the organization's board of directors and executive committee, while fulfilling the role of director of the Upper Midwest Region.
Thompson received her bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College, her master's degree from Yale University Divinity School and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
The Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium is made possible by an endowment established in honor of The Rev. Dr. Kenneth H. Sauer at the time of his retirement as Bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod, ELCA, in 1996.
The Witt Series is a selection of cultural activities annually presented by Wittenberg University. All Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeannine Fox, Series coordinator, at (937) 327-7470 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by: Jennifer Dick '10
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