What gives contemporary Lutheranism its own distinctiveness, its own bold standing? If, as the title of this book seems to indicate, the Lutheran tradition has something to do with standing boldly, where do we stand, on what do we stand, against what and for what? Most importantly for the purposes of this essay, who are they who are set up by faith alone? Phrasing the question differently, what constitutes our bold erection as Lutheran subjects? Does contemporary Lutheranism, standing on its borrowed legs provided by God´s grace offer one homologous identity or many diffused and disseminated ones? What kind of power, what kind of oppression, and what kind of ideologies do the Lutheran “we´s” of today boldly stand for and against? What is the Lutheran stand on the current experiences of empire, globalization and migration? What is heimlich to Lutheran identity, and what constitutes the uncanny horrors of dissolution and disintegration to such identities?
From Sigridur Gudmarsdottir “Third Space”, Food and Foxy Lutheranism in the Holy North: Postcoloniality in Vidalin´s sermon on Luke 14″ in Stand Boldly: Lutheran Theology Faces the Postmodern World, edited by Eric Trozzo, Three Trees Press, Berkeley, California, 2009, bls. 286.