Luther and Buddhism: Theology Conversation
Bishop Megan Rohrer and Rev. Paul Chung have a live conversation and Q&A around the intersection of Martin Luther and Buddhism. Rev. Paul Chung born in South Korea and joined the Ph.D program at the University of Basel, Switzerland.His Doctoral Thesis is about Luther, Barth and Hegel. With the help of a research fund at Basel church, he joined the postdoctoral program (Habilitationschrift) at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). His postdoctoral thesis is on Martin Luther and Buddhism. Rev. Chung joined the faculty at Wartburg Seminary as an Assistant Professor and Luther Seminary as an Associate Professor. Currently, he serves as Distinguished Professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). Last May, the Korean Government conferred Dual Citizenship upon him in the field of religious studies and enabled him to work for the Korean government. As a sociologist and theologian, he is interested in public theology, comparative theology, and interreligious dialogue. He served as theological advisor in the World Council of Churches, as well as the 500 year Anniversary of the Reformation. Currently, Rev. Chung serves as a Pastor in a Korean Congregation at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church. He is married and has adult children living in Chicago.
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