The Lutheran Academy of Scholars
The Lutheran Academy of Scholars is a collaborative project of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s colleges and universities designed to develop a Lutheran public voice speaking to issues of religious, social and cultural significance. It is program of Concordia’s Dovre Center for Faith and Learning.
The Academy encourages scholars and promotes scholarship through a program of faculty seminars, publication support and conference sponsorship. It hopes to encourage public intellectuals whose faithfulness to a religious tradition informs their constructive engagement with the world.
Since it’s creation, more than 80 faculty members from 12 departments and 23 ELCA institutions have participated in the nine LAS seminars. Participation in the academy is not limited to members of a Lutheran church but is open to all interested in the Lutheran tradition as a vital presence on the American scene and especially to faculty of Lutheran colleges and universities.
More than 50 articles have been published as a direct result of the Lutheran Academy of Scholars’ seminars.