Visiting Danish Scholars Introduce Grundtvig: Leading Light of the "Happy Danes eMay 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to noon

TimeMay 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to noon

Come and enjoy learning about N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783-1872), the "Happy Dane, eat a special event featuring two scholars from Denmark, Edward and Hanna Broadbridge, who will be "Introducing Grundtvig and his Role in Music, Democracy, and Education in Denmark and Beyond. e The event also highlights E. Broadbridge's new translations of Grundtvig's poems, hymns, and views on education. Hymnwriter, Gracia Grindal (Luther Seminary), will be a respondent; and musician and cantor, Chad Winterfelt (Gustavus Adolphus College), will play the piano.

Grundtvig is one of Denmark's most remarkable figures and plays a key role in Danish views of education, religion, and democracy. He was a Lutheran pastor, poet, politician, scholar of Nordic mythology, and founder of the "folk high school emovement, which aimed to provide education for all citizens, including the rural poor. Grundtvig is known around the world today for his innovative approaches to education, his emphasis on life-long learning, and the almost 1500 hymns that he composed. Some of his most well-known hymns translated into English include: "God's Word is Our Great Heritage, e"A Happy Christmas Comes Once More, eand "Bright and Glorious is the Sky. e/span>

Edward Broadbridge is a leading translator of Grundtvig's works into English and has been commissioned by the Grundtvig Study Centre (Denmark) to compile, translate, and edit a new 5-volume series: N.F.S. Grundtvig. Works in English. Hanna Broadbridge is an educator and a leader in national organizations devoted to education and refugee services.

The event is free and open to the public.

Time:9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Coffee and tea are available 9 a.m.

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