Contact: Dr. Peter Gathje, Vice President for Academic Affairs / Dean, (901) 334-5844



Memphis Theological Seminary’s Ingram Lectures Features Dr. Derek Nelson, October 16-17, 2017, focusing upon the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.


Dr. Derek Nelson is the Stephen S. Bowen Professor of the Liberal Arts and Chair of the Department of Religion at Wabash College. A theologian and historian of Christianity, Dr. Nelson is a leading scholar in the history and thought of the Protestant reformer, Martin Luther. He is author or editor of ten books, including The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther, Luther Refracted: The Reformer’s Ecumenical Legacy, and The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries. He also serves as director of the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, which engages local pastors in theological reflection on complex social issues facing contemporary Christian congregations and the communities they serve.


On this 500th anniversary year of Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses, Dr. Nelson’s timely presentations will explore Luther’s current and future relevance for church and culture through two lectures on Martin Luther at 500: Our Present Alienation and our Future Redemption.


Lectures will be presented on Monday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 17, 11:10 a.m. at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave.


Both lectures are free and open to the public. For information, contact Memphis Theological Seminary, (901) 458-8232,