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June 4, 2006 Guest - Barbara Rossing
Program: The End of the World is Near ... Or is it?
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Barbara 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 Publishing House.

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.


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