Joerg Rieger -- Lecture Three: "Christ and Empire: The Radical Christian Heritage"
2011 Willson Lectures: "Empire, Economics and Christ: Does Christianity Still Make a Difference?"
Earlham School of Religion hosted their annual Willson Lectures on April 4-5, 2011. This year's featured lecturer was Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Southern Methodist University. Rieger spoke on Empire, Economics and Christ: Does Christianity Still Make a Difference?, and gave three lectures on this topic.
Joerg Rieger is the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Ph.D., Duke University, 1994; Th.M., Duke Divinity School, 1990; M.Div., Theologisches Seminar der Evangelisch-Methodistischen Kirche, Reutlingen, Germany, 1989. Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions (Nashville: United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2011); Globalization and Theology, Horizons in Theology Series (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010); No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009); Beyond the Spirit of Empire: New Perspectives in Politics and Religion. Co-authored with Nestor Miguez and Jung Mo Sung (London: SCM Press, 2009); Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).