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Luther Center of North Texas


The Ninth Annual Herbener Lecture: Reading Romans in the Face of Economic Injustice

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Northway Christian Church, 7202 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225 United States
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Lutherans have traditionally read Paul’s Letters (Romans and Galatians) as theological treatises on human justification by grace alone. We are made right with God by grace, apart from works. This theological outlook, however, has material consequences for how we formulate justice-oriented economic systems. How does the idea of works vs. grace play into our contemporary notions of wealth as blessing? What systemic and structural injustices might this theological formulation hide from our view? Through a new reading of Romans in…

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