Theologian, Educator to Speak at WSSU

Rev. Hoffmeyer

Rev. Dr. John F. Hoffmeyer

October 28, 2011
The Rev. Dr. John F. Hoffmeyer, associate professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, will speak on Thursday, November 10, at 9:45 a.m. in the Dillard Auditorium at the Anderson Conference Center on the Campus of Winston-Salem State University.

Hoffmeyer, who is the second presenter in the university’s James A. Gray Lecture Series, will speak on “Come, Let Us Reason Together: Creating Trustworthy Space for Public Life.”  The lecture is free and open to the public.

The primary focus of Hoffmeyer’s theological work has been focused on the Trinity with a special interest in ways that reflection on the Trinity can aid in making the life of the church more realistic.  He has also worked, taught and published in the area of theological education with youth and serves as faculty consultant for the Lutheran Seminary’s initiative on theological education with youth.  Hoffmeyer has worked with the Lutheran Church in El Salvador and maintains an active connection with solidarity work in that country.

Hoffmeyer earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College and continued his theological studies at Institut Superieur Libre de Theologie et de Philosophie Religieuse in Paris and Eberhard-Karls-Universitat in Tubingen, Germany.  He also served as a pastor for four years in California.

The James A. Gray Lecture Series, sponsored by the James A. Gray Endowment and Winston-Salem State, annually brings in speakers to address ethical issues facing modern society.  The remaining lectures in the series will feature the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, on February 9 and the Rev. Dr. Gail R. O’Day, dean and professor of New Testament and preaching at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, on April 12.  For additional information, contact Dr. Cedric S. Rodney, lecture series coordinator, at 336-750-2479 or


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