June 4, 2006 Guest - Barbara
The End of the World is Near ... Or is it?
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R. Rossing is professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of
Theology at Chicago. Before joining the seminary's faculty in 1994,
she served a congregation in Minnesota, was assistant and acting
director for Global Mission Interpretation for the American Lutheran
Church, pastor at Holden Village Retreat Center, Chelan, Wash., and
chaplain at Harvard University Divinity School.
Ordained in 1982, Rossing has lectured and
preached widely in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA),
including keynote lectures at Women of the ELCA theological conferences,
global mission events, and synod assemblies. She was an advisor to the
Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Winnipeg in 2003, was one of the
principal authors of the Bible studies for that event in a book "For the
Healing of the World," and was elected by that assembly to serve on the
Lutheran World Federation executive committee for a 7-year term.
Currently, Rossing is on the board of directors of Augsburg Fortress
Widely published, her articles have appeared
in Dialog, Currents in Theology and Mission, Lutheran Standard, The
Lutheran and Lutheran Woman Today magazines. Her book, "The Choice
Between Two Cities: Whore, Bride, and Empire in the Apocalypse" was
published in 1999 (Trinity Press International).
An avid environmentalist, Rossing is involved
with environmental initiates at the seminary. Rossing received the
bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., the
master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School and the
doctor of theology degree from Harvard University.