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Concordia Seminary to celebrate faculty authors

Books, articles published in 2016 span theological themes, Reformation, Luther

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will honor faculty members who have recently written or contributed to published books at its annual faculty author reception May 16 co-hosted by Concordia Publishing House.

“The first two decades of this century may be well remembered as the halcyon days for faculty publishing at Concordia Seminary, and this year is no different,” said Dr. Charles Arand, the Seminary’s dean of Theological Research and Publication and the Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology. “Concordia Seminary professors continue to engage scholars and pastors in conversation through their publications of both articles and books about how we can faithfully serve the Gospel in today’s world.”

The following faculty will be recognized for their contributions in the 2016-17 academic year:

Dr. Joel Biermann, Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology: Wholly Citizens: God’s Two Realms and Christian Engagement with the World (Fortress, May 1, 2017)

Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of Historical Theology: “Early Alexandrian Theology as a Way of Life,” in A New History of African Christian Thought: From Cape to Cairo (Routledge, 2017); and Translations of Athanasius in the Africa Study Bible (Oasis International LTD, May 9, 2017)

Dr. Bruce Hartung, professor emeritus: Building Up the Body of Christ (Concordia Publishing House, June 2016)

Dr. Robert Kolb, professor emeritus, international research:

  • The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, edited by Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel and Lubomir Batka (Oxford: Oxford University Press, paperback version, 2016)
  • Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God. The Wittenberg School and its Scripture-Centered Proclamation (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016)
  • “Lutherbilder der Frühen Neuzeit,” in Luthermania. Ansichten einer Kultfigur, edited by Hole Rößler (Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek, 2017), 25-46
  • “The Church,” in Reformation Theology, edited by Matthew Barrett (Wheaton: Crossway, 2017), 577-607
  • “The Lutheran Confessions: A Genre to Define the Church,” in Martin Luther and the Reformation. Essays, Catalog of the United States Exhibit of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt et al. (Dresden: Sandstein, 2016), 350-358
  • “‘A Time of Shadows and Signs.’ Johann Gerhard’s Use of the Old Testament in Early Homiletical and Devotional Writings,” in Konfession, Politik und Gelehrsamkeit: Der Jenaer Theologe Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) im Kontext seiner Zeit, edited by Markus Friedrich, Sascha Salatowsky, Luise Schorn-Schütte (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2016), 147-162
  • “Memoria Melanchthonia 1560. The Public Presentation of Philip Melanchthon at his Death,” in Memoria – theologische Synthese – Autoritätenkonflikt. Die Rezeption Luthers und Melanchthons in der Schülergeneration, edited by Irene Dingel (Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 2016), 89-102
  • “Martin Luther,” in T & T Clark Companion to the Doctrine of Sin, edited by Keith L. Johnson and David Lauber (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), 217-233
  • “Bibelauslegung in der Via Wittenbergensis. Die Volkshermeneutik von Johann Mathesius als Vertreter von Luthers Homiletik,” 255-269, and “Ars vivendi and ars dolendi. Mathesius’ Jesus Syrach Commentary as Catechetical Instruction,” 317-333, in Johannes Mathesius (1504-1565). Rezeption und Verbreitung der Wittenberger Reformation durch Predigt und Exegese, edited by Armin Kohnle and Irene Dingel (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017)

Dr. Robert Kolb with Dr. Charles Arand: The Way of Concord: From Historic Text to Contemporary Witness (Concordia Seminary Press, 2017)

Rev. Aurelio Magariño, guest instructor and Center for Hispanic Studies professor: Creación, Providencia, Y Misión: Un Enfoque Hispanoamericano Editorial (Concordia Publishing House, June 2016)

Dr. Glenn Nielsen, director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships and professor of Practical Theology: A Living Daring Confidence: A Worship Series on Romans CD (Creative Communications for the Parish, 2016)

Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M., Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries and director of the Center for Hispanic Studies:

  • “Sculpting Christ in Us: Public Faces of the Spirit in God’s World,” in Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics (Fortress, 2016)
  • “La Reforma desde una perspectiva luterana,” en Nuestras 95 Tesis: A 500 años de la Reforma, edited by Alberto L. García y Justo L. González (Orlando: AETH, 2016)
  • “The Reformation as Seen from a Lutheran Perspective,” in Our 95 Theses: 500 Years after the Reformation, edited by Alberto L. García and Justo L. González (Orlando: AETH, 2016)

Dr. David Schmitt, Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature: Man of God Renewed for Life (CTA, 2017)

Dr. Mark Seifrid, professor of Exegetical Theology: “Answered Lament: Paul’s Gospel, Israel, and the Scriptures in Romans,” in Paulinische Schriftrezeption: Grundlagen – Ausprägungen – Wirkungen – Wertungen, edited by Florian Wilk and Markus Öhler (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 2017)

The following faculty contributed to volumes with multiple authors:

The Annotated Luther, Volume 3: Church and Sacraments (Fortress, June 2016)

The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, 1520: The Annotated Luther, Study Edition (Fortress, June 2016)

Dr. Erik Herrmann

The Annotated Luther, Volume 4: Pastoral Writings (Fortress, 2016)

Lives & Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church, edited by Timothy Schmeling (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016)

For more information, contact the Theological Research and Publication office at 314-505-7117.

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