Dr. Joerg Rieger - September 21 & 22, 2012
Past Speakers

Joerg Rieger • Canterbury United Methodist Church • September 21st & 22ndJoergRieger

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Joerg Rieger, is Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. For more than two decades he has worked to bring together theology and the struggles for justice and liberation that mark our age. His work addresses the relation of theology to public life, using tools from cultural studies, critical theory, and religious studies, and reflecting on the misuse of power in politics and economics.

Rieger has lectured throughout the United States, as well as internationally, including presentations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.
He is on the steering committee of the Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance, on the steering committee of Jobs with Justice in North Texas, and he is co-founder of the Workers' Rights Board in the Dallas area. For more information on his work, see www.joergrieger.com.

Internationally recognized for his prolific and visionary writing, a selection of his books includes Traveling (2011), Grace under Pressure (2011), Globalization and Theology (2010), No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (2009), Beyond the Spirit of Empire: Theology and Politics in a New Key (2009, with Néstor Miguez and Jung Mo Sung), Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (2007, German and Portuguese transl.); God and the Excluded: Visions and Blindspots in Contemporary Theology (2001); and Remember the Poor: The Challenge to Theology in the Twenty-First Century (1998).

"Empire, Economics, & Christ: Does Christianity Still Make a Difference?" Lectures

Friday, September 21, 2012

Session 1: "Christ and Empire: The Radical Christian Heritage"
7-9pm Lecture, Q&A, Reception

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Session 2: "Economics as Religion: What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?"
9 – 10:30 am, Lecture, Q&A

Session 3: Economics and Resistance: Reshaping Desire From the Bottom Up
11 am – 12:30 pm, Lecture, Q&A

Canterbury United Methodist Church
350 Overbrook Road in Birmingham

Friday - Lecture, Q&A , Reception - $20.00

Saturday - Two Lectures - $20.00

Advance purchase of Weekend Ticket to include Friday & Saturday Lectures - $35.00

Special Student Pricing!
Students with a valid Student I.D. Card will be admitted at the door for $5.00 each day.
No advance purchase required, but bring your Student I.D. Card.