On Sunday, May 26 at 9:30 am, Dr. Donald G. Luck will wrap up our exploration of the world of religious pluralism and a Lutheran response to it. He will first compare the present situation with past Christian responses. Then he will speak out of his experience as a participant in Buddhist/Christian dialogue. Finally he will reflect on the official ELCA policy statement: A Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment.
The Rev. Dr. Donald G. Luck is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology of Trinity Lutheran Seminary where he taught for twenty years. A native New Yorker, he received his basic theological training at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. After graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh he was ordained and served as a pastor in Metropolitan New York for seven years before entering full-time studies at Union Theological Seminary from which he received the degrees of STM (Master of Sacred Theology) and PhD. He attended inter-religious conferences in Madras (now called Chennai) India, Hong Kong, Kyoto and Purdue and became a member of the Society for Buddhist/Christian Studies when it was founded in 1987.