Theodor Dieter, the Director of the Institute, was specially invited to present the key points of Lutheran theology to a private audience of Pope Benedict XVI and his former students at the Castelgandolfo outside of Rome on September 1, 2012. This annual gathering treats topics of timely interest for Catholics theologians, and this year’s topic was ecumenism. Along with speakers on the topic of Anglican-Catholic dialogue and Lutheran principles of biblical interpretation, Prof. Dieter gave an overview of Martin Luther’s theology as well as an interpretation of the past fifty years of dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans. His presentation was warmly received by all.
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Read here Prof. Dieter’s lecture, Von der Trennung zur Gemeinschaft. Zum katholisch-lutherischen Dialog