Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Thorwald Lorenzen

Professor Thorwald Lorenzen

BA (Sydney), BD (Rüschlikon), ThM (Rüschlikon), Dr Theol(Zurich)

Thorwald was born in Hamburg, Germany. He is married to Jill and has two children and seven grandchildren. Educated in Germany, Australia and Switzerland, Thorwald spent three years teaching in New Testament in the USA. He served more than twenty years as Professor of Systematic Theology and Social Ethics at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. For two decades he has been active in the Human Rights Commission of the Baptist World Alliance and Senior Minister of the Canberra Baptist Church (1995 - 2005). In official retirement from professional life, Thorwald is Professor of Theology and Principal Researcher at Charles Sturt University. He lectures regularly at St Mark's Theological Centre and at Whitley College, University of Melbourne.

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Teaching and Research

  • Systematic Theology
  • Social Ethics/Human Rights
  • Biblical Studies

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Books

  • Der Lieblingsjünger im Johannesevangelium. Eine redaktionsgeschichtliche Studie. Stuttgarter Bibelstudien 55. Stuttgart: KBW Verlag, 1971, 118 pp.
  • Resurrection and Discipleship. Interpretive Models, Biblical Reflections, Theological Consequences. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1995, 358 pp. (ISBN 1-57075-042-4); since 2004 published (with a new cover page) by Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Spanish translation: Resurrección y discipulado. Modelos interpretativos, reflexiones bíblicas y consecuencias teológicas. Colección "PRESENCIA TEOLÓGICA" 97. Editorial SAL TERRAE, Santander, 1999.
  • Resurrection - Discipleship - Justice. Affirming the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Today. Macon, Georgia: Smyth & Helwys, 2003, 186 pp. (ISBN 1-57312-399-4).
  • Reviewed in: St Mark's Review, No 195 (2004/1), pp. 49f.
  • Ten Bible studies (five each on "Liberating Discipleship" and "Christian Faith and Power") in The Pastor's Bible, Volume One. A New Interpreter's Bible Study. Nashville: Abingdon Press 2004, pp. 185-250.
  • Toward a Culture of Freedom. Reflections on the Ten Commandments Today. Cascade Books: Eugene Oregon, 2008.

Booklets

  • Torture, a Moral Outrage: A Summons to Christian Action (Philadelphia: American Christians for the Abolition of Torture, 1984), 15 pp.
  • Baptists and Lutherans in Conversation. A Message to our Churches. Report of the Joint Commission of the Baptist World Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation (Geneva 1990). Editor and chair of the Baptist representatives.
  • In German: Baptisten und Lutheraner im Gespräch. Eine Botschaft an unsere Kir­chen/­Ge­mein­den. Bericht der gemeinsamen Kommission des Baptistischen Weltbundes und des Lutherischen Weltbundes (Genf 1990).
  • Die Kirche im zukünftigen Europa; The Church in a Chang­ing Europe. Jugendseminar Impulse, Heft 11 (Hamburg: Jugendseminar des Bundes Evangelisch-Freikirchli­cher Gemein­den, 1990), 30 pp.
  • Auferweckung Jesu - Wahrheit und Wirklichkeit. Wiehler Herbstkonferenz 1991 (2 Refe­rate und 1 Predigt), 30 pp.
  • Freedom of Religion as a Human Right. (EBF, 1995).
  • The Rights of the Child. Baptist Human Rights Booklet No. 2/1998 (McLean, Va.: BWA, 1999).
  • Freedom of Religion as a Human Right. Baptist Human Rights Booklet No. 3/1999 (McLean, Va.: BWA, 1999).

Journal Articles

  • "Faith in the New Testament," in: ANVIL 2 (1970), pp. 5-11.
  • "Ist der Auferstandene in Galiläa erschienen? Bemerkungen zu einem Aufsatz von B. Steinseifer," in: Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 64 (No. 3/4, 1973), pp. 209-221.
  • "For Freedom Christ has set us Free! A Study in Pauline Theology," Spring Convocation Lecture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., USA, 1973; summary in: The Outlook (Jan. - Febr. 1973).
  • "Discerning the Spirits," Graduation Address, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., USA, 1974; published in: The Outlook (July-August, 1974), p. 7.
  • "A Biblical Meditation on Luke 16:19-31. From the Text toward a Sermon," in: The Expository Times 87 (No. 2, 1975), pp. 39-43.
  • "Die Theologische Basis der Religionsfreiheit," in: Theologische Zeitschrift 33 (No. 4, 1977), pp. 226-242.
  • "Ethical Problems and Christian Response," in: Southeastern Studies, ed. John I. Durham, Vol. I: Towards A.D. 2000: Emerging Directions in Christian Ministry (1977), pp. 57-70.
  • "Faith without Works does not count before God! James 2:14-26," in: The Expository Times 89 (No. 8, 1978), pp. 231-235. In German: "Glaube ohne Werke zählt nicht vor Gott! Jakobus 2:14-26," in: Theologisches Gespräch (No. 5-6, 1978), pp. 11-16; also in: Der Gemeindebote 57 (No. 5, 1979) Arbeitsblatt A.2.2.
  • "Anabaptists and Discipleship," European Baptist Press Service (Sept. 12, 1978) 2-4; also in: The Australian Baptist (Nov. 1978), pp. 4-5; Slowo Prawdy (No. 12, 1978), pp. 26f.; Nigerian Baptist (Jan. 1979), pp. 29f.; DC, de christen Weekblad van de Bap­tistengemeeten (No. 46, 1978), pp. 1-2.
  • "The Theological Basis for Religious Liberty: A Chris­tian Perspective," in: Journal of Church and State 21 (No. 3, 1979), pp. 415-430.
  • "Das Kind in der Gemeinde. Eine theologische Besinnung," in: Der Gemeindebote 56 (11, 1979) 8-12, and 56 (12, 1979), pp. 5-8.
  • "Gott ist Liebe," in: Der Gemeindebote 57 (Nos. 9-11, 1979), pp. 10-12 in each.
  • "Das Bekenntnis zum dreieinigen Gott," in: Die Gemeinde 2-4 (1980), pp. 4-5 in each.
  • "Baptists and Ecumenicity with special reference to Baptism," in: Review and Expositor 77 (No. 1, 1980), pp. 21-45.
  • "Baptists and Ecumenicity with special reference to Bap­tism," in: Ecumenical Review 32 (No. 3, 1980), pp. 257-273; is not the same than the previously mentioned article.
  • "Baptism and Church Membership: Some Baptist Positions and their Ecumenical Implica­tions," in: Journal of Ecumenical Studies 18 (No. 4, 1981), pp. 561-574.
  • "Die Menschenrechte als Anfrage an die Kirche," in: Theologisches Gespräch 1-2 (1981), pp. 1-14.
  • "Responsible Preaching," in: Scottish Journal of Theology 33 (1980), pp. 453-469.
  • "'Evangelical' and 'Ecumenical'. Alternative Approaches to a Theology of Mission?" in: Foundations 25 (1982), pp. 45-66.
  • "Arbeit," in: Gemeinde Unterwegs D.4.I. (May 1982).
  • "Jesus Christ - The Hope of the World," in: Baptist International Conference in Theological Education. Addresses and Papers (Washington, D.C.: B.W.A., 1982), pp. 151-172.
  • "A Baptist Response," in: M. Kinnamon, ed., Unity in each place ... all places .... United Churches and the Christian World Communions. Faith and Order Paper 118 (Geneva: WCC, 1983), pp. 25-34.
  • "The Meaning of the Death of Jesus Christ," in: American Baptist Quarterly IV (March, 1985), pp. 3-34; also in Japanese in: The Seinan Theological Review 43 (No.1, 1985), pp. 85-126.
  • "Hebrews 7:1-10. God's Strong and Unconditional YES to US," in: James M. Pitts, ed., The Way of Faith. Words of Admonition and Encouragement for the Journey, based on The Letter to the Hebrews (Wake Forest, N.C.: Chanticleer Publishing Co., 1985), pp. 81-92.
  • "Theological Education between Church and World," in: Ministerial Formation 32 (Dec. 1985), pp. 11-26.
  • "Theologie und Menschenrechte. Kirchlich-theologische Zugänge zu den Menschenrechten," in: Una Sancta 41 (No. 1, 1986), pp. 44-56.
  • "The Radicality of Grace: 'The Pharisee and the Tax Collector' (Luke 18:9-14) As A Parable of Jesus," Faith and Mission III/2 (Spring 1986), pp. 66-75.
  • "The Rights of the Child," in: The Child - A Challenge to the Church (The EBF Evangelism and Education Conference, May 21-25, 1986 at Rüschlikon) no page numbering.
  • "Die Rechte des Kindes," in: Gemeinde unterwegs (Arbeitsblätter Januar [Teil 1] und Februar [Teil 2] 1987).
  • "Die christliche Hauskirche," in: Theologische Zeitschrift 43 (1987), pp. 333-352.
  • "'Gerechtigkeit und Frieden küssen sich' (Psalm 85:11). Zur Theologie eines gerechten Friedens." Initiative Schalom. Dokumentation Nr. 11. Jahrestreffen der Initiative Schalom Baden-Württemberg, 10./11. September 1988, Reutlingen.
  • "The Rights of the Child. Introducing the Draft Convention on the Rights of the Child. " Baptist World Alliance — Human Rights Commission, Zagreb, August 1989, Journal of Study and Research (1989).
  • "Commission on Human Rights," in: William H. Brackney with Ruby J. Burke, ed., Faith, Life and Witness. The Papers of the Study and Research Division of the Baptist World Al­liance 1986-1990 (Birmingham, Al.,:Samford University Press, 1990), pp. 241-243.
  • "Human Rights and Baptists," in: AQR 9 (1990), 198-204.
  • "Persecution in the Bible," in: Trent C. Butler, ed., Holman Bible Dictionary (Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers, 1991), pp. 1095f.
  • "Baptists and the Challenge of Religious Pluralism," in: Review and Expositor 89 (Winter 1992), pp.49-69.
  • "Die Glaubenstaufe - Ein Erfordernis für die Kirche? Baptistische Perspektiven," in: Protokolldienst der Evangelischen Akademie Bad Boll 32 (1992), pp. 47-58 (nach einem Referat dort gehalten am 18. Okt. 1991); also in: Una Sancta 48 (1/1993), pp. 14-24.
  • "Freedom of Conscience as a Human Right. Freedom of Conscience as a Philosophical, Political and Social Concern Today," lecture at: "Freedom of Conscience - Basis for Social Peace"; International Symposium. University of Tirana, Albania. May 26-28, 1992. Published in: Conscience and Liberty. International Journal of Religious Freedom 4 (Winter 1992), pp. 91-105.
  • "Resurrection and Discipleship," in: Festschrift Günter Wagner. Ed. by Faculty of Baptist Theological Seminary, Rüschlikon/Switzerland. International Theological Studies: Contributions of Baptist Scholars, Vol. 1. Bern: Peter Lang, 1994, pp. 87-100.
  • "Christian Faith and Human Rights," in: St. Mark's Review. A Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion, No. 156 (Summer 1994), pp. 23-31; also in Evangelical Review of Theology 24/1 (January 2000), pp. 63-76.
  • "Switzerland (German Speaking) (1847)", in: Albert W. Wardin, ed., Baptists around the World. A comprehensive handbook. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1995, pp. 209f.
  • "The Life and Death of Jesus as Saving Event," in: reo. A Journal of Theology and Ministry (Issue No. 2, March 1996), pp. 6-19.
  • "Resurrection and Discipleship," in: St. Mark's Review, No. 165 (Autumn 1996), pp. 2-9.
  • "Jürgen Moltmann," in: Donald W. Musser and Joseph L. Price, eds. A New Handbook of Christian Theologians (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996), pp. 304-316.
  • "Baptist Heritage and Relevance in a Changing Society," in: Faith and Freedom 5/3 (Sept. 1996), pp. 3-11.
  • "Baptist Heritage and Relevance Today," in: The New Zealand Journal of Baptist Research, Vol. 2 (Oct. 1997), pp. 3-23.
  • "Reconciliation," in: St. Mark's Review (No. 169, 1997), pp. 8-12.
  • "The Church as koinonia," in St. Mark's Review (No. 172, Summer 1998), pp. 7-13.
  • "Christ and Spirituality. The Foundation and the Structure of Christian Life," in: Faith and Freedom 6/1 (April 1998), pp. 5-11.
  • "50 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights - A Theological Appreciation," in: Ethos. Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, No. 170 (May 1998), pp. 20-22.
  • "Die Reformation und die Baptisten - eine historische Analyse und systematische Folgerungen," Theologisches Gespräch 24 (2000 - Heft 3), pp. 75-95.
  • "Towards a Christian Theology of Religions. Christianity in dialogue with other faiths," Interface. A Forum for Theology in the World 2/1 (May 1999), pp. 39-55.
  • "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A theological appreciation," St. Marks Review No. 176 (Summer 1999), pp. 11-17.
  • "'I have heard the cry of my people'. Human Rights and Christian Responsibility," Faith and Freedom 1999.
  • "God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself (2 Cor 5:18f.). A theological response to conflict in Asia," Asian Baptist Federation publication 2000.
  • "Mission and Discipleship," in: Tony Cupit, ed., Baptist Faith and Witness. Book 2. The papers of the Study and Research Division of the Baptist World Alliance 1995-2000 (McLean, Va.: BWA, 1999), pp. 41-52.
  • "Commission on Human Rights," in: Tony Cupit, ed., Baptist Faith and Witness. Book 2. The papers of the Study and Research Division of the Baptist World Alliance 1995-2000 (McLean, Va.: BWA, 1999), pp. 213f.
  • "Towards a Theology of Human Rights," Review and Expositor 97/1 (Winter 2000), pp. 49-66.
  • "Theological Education at the Interface between Congregation and Society," reo. A Journal of Theology and Ministry Issue 18 (Spring 2000), pp. 75-86.
  • "Saunders and human rights," in: Jill Sutton, ed., Rev John Saunders: a beacon light and some Baptist reflections (Melbourne: Baptist Union of Australia, 2001), pp. 15-18.
  • "Discerning the Signs of the Times!" Culture and the Triune God, in Baptist Identity and National Culture (Baptist World Alliance, 2001), pp. 30-48.
  • "Die Zeichen der Zeit erkennen. - Kultur und der trinitarische Gott," in: Zeitschrift für Theologie und Gemeinde 7 (2002), pp. 200-226.
  • (with Paul Falconer) "Baptists and the National Council of Churches of Australia," in: Mosaic - the quarterly Journal of the NSW Baptist Ministers Association 4 (3/4, Spring/Summer 2002), pp. 16-18.
  • "The Crucified Christ as Lord of the Church: Theological Reflections on 1 Corinthians 11-14," in: David Neville, ed., Prophecy and Passion. Essays in Honour of Athol Gill. ATF Series 5 (Adelaide: Australian Theological Forum Inc., 2002), pp. 83-125.
  • "Can war today be just?" in: Mosaic. The Quarterly Journal of the NSW Baptist Ministers Association 5/1 (Autumn 2003), pp. 1-5.
  • "The call for a contemporary spirituality," in: Mosaic. The Quarterly Journal of the NSW Baptist Ministers Association 5/2 (Winter 2003), pp. 6-8.
  • "Jesus Christ and Spirituality," in: David Neville and Phillip Mathews, eds., Faith and Freedom. Christian Ethics in a Pluralist Culture. ATF Series 9 (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2003), pp. 81-94.
  • "Ecclesiology," in: New and Enlarged Handbook of Christian Theology (Nashville: Abingdon, 2003), pp. 140-143.
  • "Waging Peace Today," in: Lena Lybaek, Konrad Raiser, Stefanie Schardien (Hgg.), Gemeinschaft der Kirchen und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung. Die Würde des Anderen und das Recht anders zu denken. Festschrift für Professor Dr. Erich Geldbach (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2004; Ecumenical Studies, Vol. 30), pp. 251-260.
  • "Discerning the Spirits," in St Mark's Review, No 195 (2004/1), pp. 8-14.
  • "Liberating Discipleship," in The Pastor's Bible, Volume One. A New Interpreter's Bible Study. (Nashville: Abingdon Press 2004), pp. 213-250.
  • "Christian Faith and Power," in ibid., pp. 185-211.
  • "Baptists and a Theology of Mission," in Denton Lotz, ed., Summit on Baptist Mission in the 21st Century. "Reaching the World for Christ." (Falls Church, Va.: Baptist World Alliance, 2004), pp. 31-37.
  • "The Baptist World Alliance 1905 - 2005. A centennial overview of its missions and programs. Freedom and Justice," in American Baptist Quarterly XXIV (March 2005), pp. 41-52.
  • "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Legacy," in Mosaic vol. 7 No.1 (Autumn 2005), pp. 1-5.
  • "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Legacy - 60 years on," in St Mark's Review No.199, 2005 (2), pp. 12-19.
  • "Ihr seid das Licht der Welt," Die Gemeinde Nr. 16, 24. July 2005, pp. 4f.
  • "Freedom or security. 'Freedom of religion' as a human right today," in Erich Geldbach, Markus Wehrstedt, Dietmar Lütz, eds., Religions-Freiheit. Festschrift zum 200. Geburtstag von Julius Köbner (Berlin: WDL-Verlag, 2006), pp. 339-367.
  • "Freedom from fear. Christian faith and human rights today," Pacifica 19/2 (June 2006), pp. 193-213.
  • "Find the Centre - Make it Known," in Graeme Garrett, ed., "Into the World You Love." Encountering God in Everyday Life (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2007), pp. 227-243.
  • "The centrality of preaching in Christian worship," in Vivian Boland OP, ed., Don't Put Out the Burning Bush. Worship and Preaching in a Complex World (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2008), pp. 71-106.

Published Sermons

  • "The Mystery of God," in: The Victorian Baptist (July, 1977).
  • "Gute Nachricht für eine zerbrochene Kirche," in: Die Gemeinde 36 and 37 (1979), pp. 4-5 in each.
  • "Good News for a Broken Church," in: Jesus Christ ... for the Healing of the Churches (Washington, D.C.: B.W.A., 1984), pp. 11-17.
  • "Der Flüchtling! Matthäus 2," in: Der Gemeindebote 65 (87/5, 1987), pp. 2-4.
  • "The Meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ," Pulpit Digest (March/ April 1993), pp. 49-52.
  • "Discipleship," Pulpit Digest. (1995).
  • "In the beginning was the Word - God's Yes," Pulpit Digest (January/February 1996), pp. 21-25.
  • "The Church is People," Pulpit Digest (May/June 1996), pp. 38-42.
  • "The Secret Victory of the Crucified Christ," Pulpit Digest (September/October 1996), pp. 33-38.
  • "Resurrection!" Pulpit Digest (March/April 1997), pp. 35-40.
  • "The Ascension of Jesus Christ," Pulpit Digest (May/June 1997), pp. 49-54.
  • "How Then Shall We Live?" Pulpit Digest (September/October 1997), pp. 17-23.
  • "Baptism. The necessity of going public," Pulpit Digest (January/February 1998), pp. 51-55.
  • "Seek the welfare of the city! To build a society of justice," Pulpit Digest (May/June 1998), pp. 41-48.
  • "When our prayers are not enough. What God has in store," Pulpit Digest (November/December 1998), pp. 57-62.
  • "The Calling God. Jonah, Part 1 of 4," Pulpit Digest (January/February 1999), pp. 43-48.
  • "Jonah's Flight and the Providence of God. Jonah, Part 2 of 4," Pulpit Digest (March/April 1999), pp. 48-54.
  • "The Joy of Repentance. Jonah, Part 3 of 4," Pulpit Digest (May/June 1999), pp. 55-60.
  • "The Triumph of Grace. Jonah, Part 4 of 4," Pulpit Digest (July/August 1999), pp. 45-49.
  • "Can these bones live?" Pulpit Digest (January - March 2000), pp. 95-101.

Popular Articles

  • "The Biblical and Theological Basis of the Local Baptist Church," in: The Australian Baptist 63 (No. 11, 1975), p. 5; similar: The Church in the Word of God, in: Atlantic Baptist 21 (No. 7, July 1, 1985), p. 26.
  • "Die Autorität der Bibel. Eine Anregung zum Weiterdenken," in: Der Gemeindebote 53 (No. 6, 1975), pp. 2-7.
  • "Kann Gott leiden?," in: Der Gemeindebote 54 (No. 12, 1976), pp. 2-4; also in: Die Gemeinde No. 9 (Febr. 27, 1977), p. 4.
  • "Versöhnte Welt. Gedanken zu 2 Kor. 5:18-20," in: Der Gemeindebote 55 (No. 9, 1977), pp. 1-2.
  • "Eindrücke aus Australien," in: Die Gemeinde (No. 46, 1978) 13; Der Gemeindebote 56 (No.11, 1978) pp. 6f.
  • "Approaching Theology, an interview with the editor of On Being," in: On Being (Sept. 1978) 10-13 and (Sept. 1979), pp. 23-25.
  • "Will Good Friday live on in our lives?," in: IPC Newsletter 19 (June 1980), pp. 1-2.
  • "Bereit zum Dienst in der Gemeinde," in: Der Gemeindebote 57 (7/8, 1979), pp. 1-5.
  • "Der Mensch und seine Umwelt. Eine theologische Besinnung," in: Blickpunkt Gemeinde (No. 3, 1979), pp. 2-5.
  • "Grundentscheidungen," in: Der Gemeindebote 59 (6 and 7, 1981), pp. 3-5 in each; also in: Die Gemeinde 29 and 30 (1981), pp. 5f. in each.
  • "Vom Verborgenen Sieg des Gekreuzigten. überlegungen zu Offenbarung 5," in: Die Gemeinde 43 (Oct. 24, 1982), pp. 4-5; also in: Der Gemeindebote 60 (1982), pp. 1-4.
  • "Die Bibel und die Menschenrechte," in: Die Gemeinde 3 and 4 (1983), pp. 4f. in each.
  • "Der Geist als Gott," in: Der Gemeindebote 62 (Febr. 1984).
  • "'Ihr seid das Salz der Erde' Matthäus 5:13-16," in: Gemeindebote 64 (1986/12), pp. 1-3.
  • "Challenge to be God's Salt and Light (Mt. 5:13-16)," in: Light (Nov.-Dec. 1986), pp. 7f.
  • "Christ und Welt," in: Die Gemeinde 26 (28. Juni, 1987), pp. 4-6.
  • "Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation," in: European Baptist Press Service March 8, 1988, pp. 5f.
  • "Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und die Bewahrung der Schöpfung. Zehn biblishe Gründe, warum sich der Christ als Christ und die Gemeinde als christliche Gemeinde automatisch (d.h. aus ihrem Glauben heraus) für 'Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und die Bewahrung der Schöpfung' einsetzen," in: Der Gemeindebote 66 (88/4, 1988), pp. 15f.
  • "Gott als Schöpfer und Erlöser," Gemeindebote 67 (89/9), pp. 3-7.
  • "Widening our Commitment. Non-Believer — 'Non-Human' — Nature," The Link, Autumn/Winter '89.
  • "Preface," to: Life In All Its Fullness. The Word of God & Human Rights (American Bible Society 1976) Reprint for Baptist World Congress, Seoul 1990.
  • "God became human - let us do likewise," The New South Wales Baptist (Summer 1995), p.11.
  • "Glaube und Wirklichkeit. Die Auferstehung des Gekreuzigten als Grund und Inhalt vom Glauben und Hoffen," in: Jugendseminar Impulse, Heft 17 (1995), pp. 17-34.
  • "Psalm 81," Die Gemeinde 23 (9. Juni, 1996), p. 3.
  • "Psalm 36," Die GemeindeI 24 (16. Juni, 1996), p. 3.
  • "Interview with Thorwald Lorenzen," in: veracuppa. Christian Community Perspectives, No. 1 (1997), pp. 22-24.
  • "Es ist schwer, 'sorry' zu sagen," Evangelische Zeitung Nr. 31 (4. August 2002), p. 3.

Treatise, Thesis, Dissertation

  • The Prayer of Jesus. The Interpretation of John 17 in the 20th Century. Bachelor of Divinity Treatise (Rüschlikon: Baptist Theological Seminary, 1968) 137pp. Major Professor: Prof. Dr. Günter Wagner.
  • Die Bedeutung des Lieblingsjüngers für die Johanneische Theologie. Master of Theology Treatise (Rüschlikon: Baptist Theological Seminary, 1969) Major Professor: Prof. Dr. Günter Wagner.
  • Johannes 21. Eine traditionsgeschichtliche Analyse. Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Johanneischen Lieblingsjüngerfrage. Doctoral Dissertation for the Theological Faculty of the University of Zürich, Switzerland (Zürich: University of Zürich, 1970). Major Professor: Prof. Dr. Eduard Schweizer.

Academic Lectures / Position Papers

  • "The Authority of the New Testament," Commission on Baptist Doctrine, Baptist World Alliance, Kingston, Jamaica, July 1972.
  • "For Freedom Christ has set us Free! A Study in Pauline Theology." Spring Convocation Lecture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., USA, 1973; summary in: The Outlook (Jan. - Febr. 1973).
  • "Discerning the Spirits." Graduation Address, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., USA, 1974; published in: The Outlook (July-August, 1974), p. 7.
  • "The Biblical and Theological Basis for the Character and Function of the local Baptist Church, with special reference to membership," Commission on Cooperative Christianity, Baptist World Alliance, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, August 1974.
  • "Discipleship - A Central Affirmation of Anabaptist Theology as a Challenge for Christian Life Today." The Fourteenth Annual Lecture at the Baptist Theological College, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1978.
  • "I believe in Jesus Christ!" What does that mean?, Lecture at the Duke University Divinity School, Durham, N.C., USA, at the annual occasion of the meeting of the faculties of that school and of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., USA, 1973.
  • "Bibel und Tradition aus Baptistischer Perspektive," Theologischer Fortbildungskurs, Rüschli­kon, 1975.
  • "Towards an Existential Theology of the Cross." Lectures at Whitley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1977.
  • "Christlicher Glaube und Sozialethik." Lecture at the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen, Bern, Switzerland, 1978.
  • "Jesus of Nazareth: true man - true God. Beyond a Christology 'from above' and a Christology 'from below'." Lecture at Whitley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978.
  • "A Theological Approach to Human Rights." Study Commission on Justice, Peace and Freedom, Baptist World Alliance, Brighton, England, June 1979.
  • "So Weak - and yet Strong: Good News for a Broken Church." Lecture at European Baptist Federation Congress, Brighton, England, June 1979.
  • "The Bible and Human Rights." Lecture at the General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 1981; the same lecture was given to the General Council of the European Baptist Federation, September 1981.
  • "Menschenrechte als Anfrage and die Kirche." Bredahl Petersen Lectures at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Hamburg, Germany, 1981.
  • "The Healing of the Person". Lectures at the Conference on Evangelism and Education, Rüschlikon, 1982. The same lectures were given at the Pastor's conference at Whitley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1982.
  • "Peace. A biblical - historical - theological Meditation." Lecture at the European Baptist Youth Leaders' Conference, In Haus Peter, Neu St Johann Switzerland, 1982. Also given at the International Student Week, Rüschlikon, 1983.
  • "Evangelism from a Christological Perspective." Lectures at the Spanish Pastors' Conference, Denia, Spain, May 19-20, 1983. Also given at the Pastors' Conference in Whitley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983.
  • "Sexual Ethics from a Christian Perspective." Lectures at the Danish Pastors' Conference, Tollöse, Denmark, 1983.
  • "Baptist Theological Education in Europe - Then and Now - and the Role of Rüschlikon." Lecture at a Consultation with the General Secretaries of the Baptist Unions of Europe and the Seminary Directors of the Baptist Unions of Europe, Rüschlikon 1985.
  • "Jesus Christ and the Sermon on the Mount." Lectures at the Polish Pastors' Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 1984. Similar lectures were given at a Regional Bible Conference in Malbork, Poland, 1985.
  • "Jesus Christ and Ethics." Lectures at the Polish Pastors' Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 1985.
  • "Evangelism in a Post Christian (Secular) Context." Position Paper for a Workshop. Second Baptist International Conference on Theological Education, June 30-July 1, 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • "Human Rights." Position Paper for the Human Rights Commission Meeting at the 15th Baptist World Congress, Los Angeles, USA, July 1985.
  • "Die tödlichen Folgen des Wettrüstens für die Entwicklungsländer." Lecture at the Friedensfo­rum des Jugendwerkes der Evangelischen Kirchen in Berlin, Haus der Kirche, Charlot­tenburg, Berlin, Nov. 20, 1985.
  • "The Church and the World." 2 Lectures at the study weekend of the International Protestant Church, Zürich, March 15-16, 1986.
  • "The Rights of the Child." Lecture at the EBF Conference on Evangelism and Education, Rüschlikon, May 24, 1986; also in Melbourne, July 18, 1986.
  • "The Christian in the World." Series of lectures in Melbourne, Australia, July/August 1986.
  • "Faith and Works." Public lecture Melbourne, Australia, July 1986.
  • "The Church and Human Rights." Public lecture Melbourne, Australia, July 1986.
  • "The Effect of the Arms Race on the Developing Countries." Public lecture Melbourne, Australia, July 1986.
  • "Authority for Preaching and Teaching: A Baptist Perspective." Inaugural Annual Lecture of the Rüschlikon Alumni in Australia, Whitley College, Melbourne, July 22, 1986.
  • "Theologie zwischen Gemeinde und Welt." Pastors' Conference, Buckow, German Democratic Republic, September 9, 1986.
  • "Bekenntnis zum dreieinigen Gott." 9 Lectures, Theological Seminary, Buckow, German Democratic Republic, September 10-12, 1986.
  • "Authority in Preaching and Teaching. A Baptist Perspective," prepared for the Ecumenical Conversations between the Lutheran World Federation and the Baptist World Alliance, Rummelsberg, Germany, Nov. 1986.
  • "Christian Faith and Human Rights" and "Contemporary Issues in Christology" lectures for January term 1988 at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.
  • "The Church and the Lord's Supper - Identity and Relevance of the Church - Bible Studies in 1 Corinthians 10-14;" Annual Pastor's and Spouses' Conference, Association of International Churches in Europe and the Middle East; Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland, 26.5. - 2.5.1988
  • "Witnessing to the Strangers in our Midst - The Challenge of Minorities for the Christian Church - Theological and Practical Reflections." Evangelism and Education Conference; Rüschlikon, April 30 - May 4, 1988.
  • "The Resurrection of the Crucified Christ." Pastors' Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-16, 1988; Ratten Lectures at Whitley College, Melbourne, Australia, August 29 - September 1, 1988.
  • "Christian Faith and Human Rights." Intensive Seminar at School of World Mission, Whitley College, Melbourne, Australia, August 12 - 21, 1988.
  • "'Gerechtigkeit und Frieden küssen sich' (Psalm 85:11). Zur Theologie eines gerechten Friedens." Jahrestreffen der Initiative Schalom Baden-Württemberg, 10./11. September 1988, Reutlingen, Germany.
  • "The Rights of the Child. Introducing the Draft Convention on the Rights of the Child." Baptist World Alliance -- Human Rights Commission, Zagreb, August 1989.
  • "Von der Weltverantwortung der Christen." Lecture in Trossingen, Germany, Febr. 1990 and Mittenägeri, Switzerland, Mai 1990.
  • "Kann man unsere Geschichte theologisch deuten?" Theologischer Fortbildungskurs, Rüschlikon 1.-11. Mai 1990.
  • "Christliche Gemeinde in einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft." Pastorenkonferenz Vereinigung Rheinland, Dorfweil 17.-20. Sept. 1990.
  • Two bible studies (Matt 5:13-16; Offenb. 5); two lectures: "Kann man unsere Geschichte theolo­gisch deuten?" "Gott hat keine Berührungsängste; Zur Weltverantwortung berufen und ermächtigt." Klausur der Hauptamtlichen in der Kinder- Jungschar- und Jugendarbeit des Gemeindejugendwerkes des Bundes Evangelisch Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutsch­land. Dorfweil, Jan. 3-5, 1991.
  • "The Church in the World. Theological Reflections on the 'Velvet' Revolution in Eastern Europe"; "The Church in a Changing Europe". The Edwin T. Dahlberg Lectures, Phoenix, Arizona, Jan 30 - Feb 1, 1991. Also given for the Social Issues Committee of the Baptist Union of New South Wales, at Morling College, August 1991.
  • "Leib Christi seid ihr." Lecture and sermon: Vereinigungskonferenz Nordwestdeutschland in Firrel-Remels 7.4.1991.
  • "The Weakness of Power and the Power of Weakness. The Revolution of Candles and what we can learn from it. The Church's Responsibility for Society." Lecture in memory of Libby Radcliffe. St. Mark's - Clifton Hill, Melbourne, August 1991.
  • "ChristlicheGemeinde in einer multikulturellenGesellschaft." Pastorenbruderschaft Hessen-Siegerland und Thüringen; Rotenburg/Fulda, Germany: 9.9. - 12.9, 1991.
  • "Auferweckung Jesu - Wahrheit und Wirklichkeit". Wiehler Herbstkonferenz 1991; 27. - 29. September, 1991; Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Gemeinde Wiehl, Hüttenstrasse, und Mühlen-Bielstein.
  • "Die Glaubenstaufe - Ein Erfordernis für die Kirche? Baptistische Perspektiven." Key note lecture at a conference on baptism at the Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll, 18. Oct. 1991.
  • "Freedom of Conscience as a Human Right. Freedom of Conscience as a Philosophical, Political and Social Concern Today." Lecture at: "Freedom of Conscience - Basis for Social Peace", International Symposium. University of Tirana, Albania. May 26-28, 1992.
  • "Discipleship". Lectures at the annual European Baptist Federation International Youth Bible School at the Gemeindejugendwerk, Hamburg, August 1-8, 1992.
  • "The History of Baptists in Europe." Lecture at the annual European Baptist Federation International Youth Bible School at the Gemeindejugendwerk, Hamburg, August 1-8, 1992.
  • "Lectures on Human Rights, Discipleship etc." Melbourne and Canberra, Australia, June-July 1993.
  • "Die Reformation und die Baptisten - eine historische Analyse und systematische Folgerungen." Lecture at a meeting between representatives of the Leuenberg Concord and European baptist leaders. Konfessionskundliches Institut, Bensheim, Nov 18-21, 1993.
  • "Christologie aus protestantischer Sicht," Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen (ACK), Lörrach, Germany, Januar 1994.
  • "Glaube und Wirklichkeit. Die Auferstehung des Gekreuzigten als Grund und Inhalt vom Glauben und Hoffen," Gemeinde Jugendwerk Werk, Mitarbeiterkonferenz, Hamburg, Germany 16.-19.3.95.
  • "Identität und Relevanz der Baptisten," Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen im Argau, 5. Sept. 1994.
  • "The Living Resurrection," Stetson University Pastors' School, Jan. 31 - Febr. 2, 1995.
  • "Resurrection and Discipleship," St. Marks Theological Centre, Canberra, 1995; Athol Gill memorial lecture, Melbourne; Churches of Christ Conference ACT, 1996; Chaplains Retreat, 1996; Ministers' School of Theology, 1996; BWA Commission on Doctrine and Interchurch Cooperation, Hong Kong, July 8, 1996.
  • "Ethics begins at the point of pain." Rotary Sunshine Club, Canberra, Jan 31, 1996.
  • "Towards a Theology of Evangelism." St. Mark's National Theological Centre, Graduate Certificate in Church Leadership and Management, June 5, 1996.
  • "Baptist heritage and relevance in a changing society." Paper presented to the Conference "Baptists Today," Canberra, September 5-8, 1996.
  • "Reconciliation." Intensive Training Conference on Conflict Resolution, YMCA - Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 26 - 29, 1996.
  • "The Poor in the Theology of Paul." TEAR Australia in Sydney and Canberra, 1996.
  • "The Church as Koinonia." The Anglican Synod of Canberra and Goulburn, Goulburn 1997.
  • "The Role of Women in the Church." Tuggeranong Baptist Church, 1997.
  • "Christ and Radical Discipleship." Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide, May 9-13, 1997.
  • "Trust as the cohesive for building a healthy church." St. Mark's theological Centre, Canberra, February 1998.
  • "50 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A theological appreciation," Law Service 1998, February 2, 1998, Church of St. Andrew, Canberra.
  • "Human Rights and Theology." Stockholm 1998.
  • "The Rights of the Child." amnesty international, Canberra, Dec. 1, 1998.
  • "... acting in hope" - Exodus 3:13-15; Matthew 28:16-20. "Hearing the Cry - Acting in Hope" Conference, Melbourne, January 2-5, 2000
  • "Theological education at the interface between congregation and society Churches of Christ Theological College, National Symposium on Theological Education in Australia, Adelaide, June 1-3, 2000.
  • "Resurrection - Discipleship - Justice. Affirming the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Today." The Cousins Lectures. The Baptist Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, October 2000.
  • "'Discerning the Signs of the Times!' Culture and the Triune God." Baptist World Alliance Seminar on Baptist Identity and National Culture, Berlin, May 26-29, 2001.
  • "I have heard the cry of my people". Baptists and Human Rights. Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne July 21, 2001
  • "Terror - a Christian Response." Anglican Diocese Professional Ministry Development Conference. Redemptorist Monastry, Galong, Feb 26, 2002.
  • "Is there such a thing as a just war?" A Christian contribution to the Jewish - Islamic - Christian forum on "Just War", September 22, 2002, ACT Jewish Community Centre, Canberra.
  • "Mission Today." Melbourne Citymission, Staff Conference, March 13-14, 2003.
  • "Baptists and a Theology of Mission." Lecture at Summit on Baptist Mission for the 21st Century, Swanwick, England, May 5-9, 2003.
  • "Discerning the spirits". Commencement Lecture, Whitley College, Feb 26, 2004.
  • "Jesus and his friends." St Mark's Valedictory Address, Nov. 12, 2004.
  • "Liberating Discipleship," Discipleship Conference, Green Hills, June 11-14, 2004. Also at Whitley College - Trans-Formation - Sept. 17, 2005.
  • "The Centrality of Preaching in Christian Worship." Australian Theological Forum Conference, Brisbane, Oct. 14-17, 2004.
  • "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Legacy: 60 years on.". St. Mark's Theological Centre, April 5, 2005.
  • "For freedom Christ has set us free". Baptists - the freedom people. Flinders Street Baptist Church - Adelaide , August 14, 2005.
  • "Knowing the power of Christ's resurrection and sharing in his sufferings (a Christian meditation about health and wholeness), The Order of St. Luke the Physician, Canberra. Sept. 29, 2005.
  • "Liberating Discipleship - challenging today's church." Anglican Clergy Summer School 2006, January 16-18, Southport.
  • "Christian Faith and Public Witness," Ecumenical Conference on Mission, Geelong, July 4-6, 2006.
  • "Freedom or security. Christian faith and human rights today." Theology and Life: Canberra Churches Centre Lectures, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture: April 11, 2006.
  • "Bonhoeffer the Reconciler: 'Speak out for those who cannot speak' (Proverbs 31:8)." Bonhoeffer Conference "Who is Christ for me today?" St John's College Ministry Centre Morpeth, NSW, 27-28 October 2006.

Other Articles / Journals

  • "Baptists - Past, Present and Future," in: Summa Supremo, No. 15 (1963).
  • "Growing as Jesus grew," in: Summa Supremo, No. 15 (1963).
  • "Reflecting on Rüschlikon," in: Missionary Intercom, No. 10 (1976).
  • "Samo Kroz Veru," in: Iskre No. 6-7 (1981), pp. 32-34.
  • "Il Lavoro del Teologo," interview in: Gioventu Evagelica XXXII (1982), pp. 17-19.
  • "Teolosko obrazovanje u Crkvi i svijetu," in: Glas evangelija (1984), pp. 6-9.
  • "I Battisti e l'ecumenismo," interview in: il testimonio 102 (April 1985),pp. 82-84.
  • "The Challenge to Understand. Remembering the Life and Ministry of Athol Gill," in: Greenshoots April 1992, p. 7.
  • "Remembering Rüschlikon Graduate Athol Gill," in: The Link (Spring 1992), p. 5.

Book Reviews

  • Paul S. Minear, Commands of Christ (Nashville: Abingdon, 1972) in: Religion in Life, (Autumn 1973) 421f.
  • During the years 1971-1973 reviews of the following books appeared in different issues of The Outlook: H.H. Hobbs, John. A Study Guide (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973); C.W. Carter and R. Earle, The Acts of the Apostles (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973); A.M. Hunter, Bible and Gospel (London: SCM, 1969); E. Käsemann, Perspectives on Paul (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971); F.L. Fisher, Jesus and his Teachings (Nashville: Broad­man, 1972); R.P. Martin, Colossians: The Church's Lord and the Christian's Liberty (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1972); D. O'Neal, Meet the Man from Nazareth (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1972); M.G. Gutzke, Plain Talk on Ephesians (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973); N. Pittenger, Life as Eucharist (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973); New International Version of the New Testament (Grand Ra­pids: Zondervan, 1973); J.B. Ashbrook, Humanitas. Human Beings Becoming and Being Human (Nashville: Abingdon, 1973); L.M. Starkey, Romans. A Revolutionary Manifesto (Nashville: Abingdon, 1973); W. Pannenberg, The Idea of God and Human Freedom (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1973); D.M. Beegle, Scripture, Tradition and Infallibility (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973); N. Pittenger, Christian Faith and the Question of History (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1973); G.E. Ladd, The Presence of the Future: The Eschatology og Biblical Realism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974); J. Barr, The Bible in the Modern World (New York: Harper & Row, 1973); L.E. Keck, A Future for the Historical Jesus: The Place of Jesus in Preaching and Theology (Nashville: Abingdon, 1971).
  • R. Mohony, Two Disciples at the Tomb (Bern: Lang, 1974) in: Theologische Revue No. 5 (1971) 370.
  • David Batstone, From Conquest to Struggle. Jesus of Nazareth in Latin America. State University of New York Press, 1991, in: ThZ 47 (4/1991), pp. 373f.
  • Duncan Reid, Energies of the Spirit. Trinitarian Models in Eastern Orthodox and Western Theology. Foreword by Jürgen Moltmann. American Academy of Religion Academy Series, 96. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997, 149 pp., in St. Mark's Review (No. 172, Summer 1998), pp. 34f.
  • Australian Theological Forum, Interface: a Forum for Theology in the World, Vol I/1 (May 1998), reviewed for the AFT Web page.
  • Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall SJ, Gerald O'Collins SJ, eds., The Resurrection. An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997 (paper back 1998), ISBN 0-19-826985-4, 368 pp., in St. Mark's Review No. 178 (Winter 1999, p. 34).
  • James H. Cone, Speaking the Truth. Ecumenism, Liberation, and Black Theology. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 1999; reviewed for the AFT Web page, February 2000, St. Mark's Review (Autumn 2000), pp. 39f.
  • Gordon Preece & Stephen Pickard, eds., Starting with the Spirit. Task of Theology Today II. Australian Theological Forum, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 2001; reviewed in St. Mark's Review No. 188, (2002/1), pp. 42f.
  • Roger Alling and David j. Schlafer, eds., Preaching as Prophetic Calling. Sermons that work XII. Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 2004,145 pp. St. Mark's Review 2005 (1), No. 198, p. 52.
  • Ola Tjorhom, Visible Church - Visible Unity. Ecumenical Ecclesiology and "The Great Tradition of the Church". Foreword by Geoffrey Wainwright. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2004, 118 pp. St. Mark's Review 2006/2, pp. 41f.
  • John S. Nurser, For all Peoples and all Nations. The Ecumenical Church and Human Rights. Foreword by David Little. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005, 220 pp.; ISBN 1-58901-039-6. St Mark's Review No. 202, 2007 (1), pp. 40-42.

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