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Concordia Seminary celebrates faculty authors

Books, articles published in 2017

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis honored faculty members who have recently written or contributed to published books at its annual Faculty Author Reception May 15 cohosted by Concordia Publishing House.

“Our annual author’s reception is a wonderful time when we celebrate God’s gifts to the church through the published writings of our faculty,” said Dr. Charles Arand, dean of Theological Research and Publication. “It is an important way by which we share our teaching and conversations with scholars, pastors and people in the church beyond the Seminary and out into the world. This year’s reception was particularly memorable as we honored Dr. James W. Voelz and Dr. Robert Kolb with special books published in their honor.”

The following faculty were recognized for their contributions in the 2017-18 academic year:

Dr. David Adams, associate professor of Exegetical Theology and coordinator of the International Seminary Exchange Programs: Notes on Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes and the Song in the ESV Archaeology Study Bible (Crossways, April 2018)

Rodolfo Blank, Center for Hispanic Studies guest instructor: El Libro de Génesis: Reflexiones Misiológicas y Pastorales, Comentario Concordia. (Concordia Publishing House, 2017)

Dr. Timothy Dost, associate professor of Historical Theology and faculty secretary: “Martin Luther, Reformer of Christendom” in Defending Luther’s Reformation, edited by John A. Maxfield (Concordia Publishing House)

Dr. Joel Elowsky, professor of Historical Theology and director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts:

  • Letter to Marcellinus on the Psalms: Spiritual Wisdom for Today, translated and edited by Joel C. Elowsky (ICCS Press, 2017)
  • John 11-21” in Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Vol IVa. (InterVarsity Press, 2007, published in Russian by Germeneutika Press, Tver, Russia, 2018)

Dr. Bruce Hartung, professor emeritus: Building Up the Body of Christ study guide with Ethan Luhman (Concordia Publishing House)

Dr. Robert Kolb, professor emeritus, international research:

  • Between Wittenberg and Geneva: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in Conversation with Carl Trueman (Baker Academic, October 2017)
  • “Martin Luther” in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments (NYU Press, July 2017)
  • “Martin Luther” in T&T Clark Companion to Atonement (Bloomsbury Publishing, July 2017)
  • “Martin Luther, Preaching a Theology of the Cross” in A Legacy of Preaching. Apostles to Puritans, edited by Benjamin K. Forrest, Kevin L. King, Bill Curtis and Dwayne Milioni (Zondervan, 2018)
  • Luther’s Wittenberg World: The Reformer’s Family, Friends, Followers, and Foes (Fortress, 2018)

Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president and professor of Practical Theology: Word Alive!: 52 Selected Sermons by Dale A. Meyer (Tri-Pillar Publishing, 2017)

Dr. Paul Raabe, professor of Exegetical Theology: “Puzzling over Isaiah’s Cush Oracle” in “His Word Soars Above Him”: Biblical and North-West Semitic Studies, edited by Robert M. Kerr, Robert Miller II, Philip C. Schmitz (Ann Arbor)

Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M., Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries and director of the Center for Hispanic Studies:“Along the Border” in Sermons from the Latino/a Pulpit, edited by Elieser Valentín (Pickwick, 2017)

Dr. Mark Seifrid, professor of Exegetical Theology:

  • “Particularity and Universalism in Romans” in Spurensuche zur Einleitung in das Neue Testament:  Eine Feschrift im Dialog mit Udo Schnelle. Edited by Michael Labahn (Göttingen: Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments, 2017)
  • “Paul: A Theologian of the Cross” in Texts and Contexts: Gospels and Pauline Studies, edited by Todd D Still (Baylor University Press, 2017)

The following faculty contributed to volumes with multiple authors:

The Press of the Text: Biblical Studies in Honor of James W. Voelz, edited by Andrew Bartelt, Jeff Kloha and Paul Raabe (Pickwick Press, 2017):

Alberto L. García and John A. Nunes, Center for Hispanic Studies guest instructors, Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation at the Margins (Eerdmans, 2017)

Preach the Word: It’s Still All About Jesus:
Video-based lectures for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod:

Die einigende Mitte‘—Theologie in konfessioneller und ökumenischer Verantwortung. Festschrift für Werner Klän, edited by Gilberto da Silva and Christoph Barnbrock (Göttingen: Verlag Edition Ruprecht, 2018):

From Wittenberg to the World: Essays on the Reformation and its Legacy in Honor of Robert Kolb, edited by Charles Arand, Erik H. Herrmann and Daniel L. Mattson (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, May 2018):

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

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