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Theologian Eberhard Busch to Give Lunch Lecture on November 12


Decatur, GA—Eberhard Busch, visiting theologian from the University of Göttingen, in Germany, will give a lunchtime lecture at Columbia Theological Seminary on November 12, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Busch is an expert on the Protestant Reformation and the theology of Karl Barth and, in particular, the role of the church in advocating for social change. Busch is the author of many books in German, but his most recent to be translated into English is The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth’s Theology (Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2004). He was Barth's assistant in Basel from 1965 until the time of Barth’s death in 1968. Busch has also written extensively about the “church struggle” (Kirchenkampf) in Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. This event is part of the seminary’s Program in Presbyterian and Reformed History and Theology. The $12 fee includes lunch in the Ellis Room of the Richards Center on the seminary campus. Advance payment is required and due by November 5. Click here to register online or contact the registrar at or 404-687-4587. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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