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Two members of the Dept. of Theology and Ministry have recently announced publications:
Prof. Heath Lewis wrote a chapter for Connected for Life: Essential Guide to Youth Ministry. The book will be released with Concordia Publishing House on June 19! You can learn a little more about this project here: https://books.cph.org/connected-for-life?sfns=mo.
Dr. Samuel Deressa has published a portion of his PhD dissertation in Missio Africanus: Journal of African Missiology. The article is titled, ” Congregational Ministries and Leadership Formation in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.” You can read the article here.
Dr. Joshua Hollmann will deliver a public lecture titled, “Abraham’s Calling: Toward a Theology of Trust for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations” on Wednesday, 28 November, at 2:05 in the Library and Technology Center Room 215 at Concordia University Saint Paul. Dr. Hollmann is Chair of the Theology Department and Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia College New York. His teaching and research interests are Christian-Muslim relations, comparative religion, philosophy and the western religions, philosophy of religion, and Christian thought and history. Dr. Hollmann has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries in India, Sudan, Canada, Turkey, Haiti and the Philippines.
Dr. Hollmann is a candidate for the position of Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Theology and Ministry at Concordia Saint Paul.
On Tuesday, prior to the Vern Gundermann Reformation Heritage Lecture, Dr. Suzanne Hequet announced that the Book of Concord in Concordia St. Paul’s Special Collections is indeed an original Concordia. There were three families of original editions published in Dresden: 1579, 1580, and 1581. Concordia’s is the latter 1581 version. It belonged to the descendants of Joannes Hunnenberger, one of the signers of the Book of Concord. It was brought by the Saxon Lutherans who immigrated to America and came into possession of the university perhaps at its founding 125 years ago.
As the volume records the 8100 signers, Dr. Hequet also announced a project involving student volunteers to document the signatures and make them available online in a searchable database.
A second volume reporting on the work at Hippos-Sussita for 2000-2011 has arrived at Concordia. This volume supplements the overview of volume 1 with a series or technical reports on water systems, skeletal remains, pottery, glass, and stucco. Concordia University participated in this excavation from 2002-2016. Students in the travel seminar to Israel in January will visit the site.