Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dr. Gunda Werner-Burggraf to lecture at Pontifical College Josephinum April 17, 7:00 p.m. (Updated as of March 20, 2013)

“Theology After Auschwitz, Abrahamic Perspectives”. 

The ninth annual lecture on world religions and inter-religious dialogue sponsored by The Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus will be presented Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.   

Presenting the lecture is Dr. Gunda Werner-Burggraf who is a member of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at Ruhr University at Bochum, Germany.

Dr. Werner-Burggraf has written on Judith Butler, a Cleveland native and post-structualist philosopher who teaches at University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Gunda Werner-Burggraf is a faculty member of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, a position she has held since February 2012. 
A native of Bonn, Germany, Dr. Werner-Burggraf completed secondary studies at the Catholic Gymnasium in Bonn in 1991. From 1992-1998, she studied theology and philosophy in Münster, culminating in a master’s degree. She then worked as an assistant nurse in a home for the elderly, doing pastoral care with hospice, and counseling for the AIDS Foundation in Münster. The following years were spent contributing to the formation of priests and lay people in the Archdiocese in Berlin as well as to the preparation for and follow up to World Youth Day in Cologne.
After completion of a doctorate in Dogmatic Theology (summa cum laude), in Münster in 2005, Dr. Werner-Burggraf worked in human rights and the development of European networks for the Franciscan Brothers headquartered in Bonn. From January 2008 until December 2009, she was a staff member and one of the chief executive officers for the Second Ecumenical Church Assembly held in 2010. Later that same year, she was a visiting scholar at the Pontifical College Josephinum, conducting research in ecclesiology. 

In addition to her academic degrees, Dr. Werner-Burggraf holds a diploma in theme-centered interaction and has several qualifications in human resources, conflict management and management skills. Her extensive list of published writings includes two books and dozens of articles in German theological journals.

The location for the lecture is Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43235.

Wednesday April 17, 2013
7:00 p.m., Jessica Center
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio  43235
(614) 885-5585

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