Date: March 16, 2004
Contact: Michael Hopkins
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, March 16, 2004—Governors State University's Library Director and Professor of Library Sciences Diane Dates Casey will moderate discussion after the Graduate Council's "Transformations" film discussion series showing of Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace on March 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Engbretson Hall, on the university's main campus, 1 University Parkway, University Park.
Bonhoeffer is the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran minister and theologian whose convictions led him to oppose Nazi rule in Germany. Bonhoeffer's convictions cost him his life.
Professor Casey explains: "Bonhoeffer was faced, quite literally, with the choice between life and belief. In The Cost of Discipleship and from the pulpit, he declared that grace was hard won; it demanded sacrifice and courage. Then he was put to the ultimate test. Were his teachings just theory, or would he live and die by them?"
Professor Casey is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a scholar in the writings and theology of Martin Luther.
For more information, contact Dr. Todd Rohman at 708-534-4023.