Uwe Siemon-Netto

Biography

Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto is religion editor of United Press International in Washington, a freelance correspondent of German publications and Research Scholar at the Institute for Religion and World Affairs at Boston University. He has been an international journalist for 48 years, covering the United States, France, the Vietnam War (for five years), the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Six-Day War in the Middle East. He was also an executive editor of German dailies. Siemon-Netto holds an M.A. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a Ph.D. in theology and sociology of religion from Boston University. On May 21, 2004, Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis will award Dr. Siemon-Netto an honorary DLitt degree. His published works include The Acquittal of God, a Theology for Vietnam Veterans (1990) and The Fabricated Luther (1995), which is a study of cliche thinking and a repristination of Luther's doctrine of the two kingdoms (the law and Gospel dialectic). He is editor and co-author of One Incarnate Truth (2002), a collection of essays on Christianity's answer to the spiritual chaos in postmodern times.