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Vitor Westhelle publishes collection of sermons, Word in words: Musings of the Gospel

Posted Feb 3, 2009

Selected sermons preached by the Rev. Dr. Vitor Westhelle from 1983 to 2008, have been published as Word in words: Musings of the Gospel (Christava Sahitya Samithy, Tiruvalla, Kerala State, India).

Two of Westhelle's doctoral students, Neal Anthony and Philip K. Mathai, and a friend, Dagny Bloland, compiled and edited the collection, offered "as a token of our sincere gratitude for instilling in us the longing to study and preach the Word of God, and hope that the sermons will be a source of inspiration and encouragement to its readers as it has been for us."

Word in words: Musings of the Gospel is Westhelle's tenth book. His previous books include, The Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the Cross (2006, Fortress Press), and Envisioning a Lutheran Communion: Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century (2002, Kirk), which he edited with Mark Thomsen.

LSTC Dean Kadi Billman said of Word in words, "I am so grateful to Neal Anthony, Philip Mathai, and Dagny Bloland who have labored to bring Prof. Westhelle's sermons to print so that those of us who have been so deeply moved by them over the years will be able to turn to them again and again."

Westhelle joined LSTC's faculty in 1993 after teaching at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary and Escola Superior de Teologia, Brazil. He was visiting professor at the University of Natal, South Africa, and the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is a prolific writer and speaker with an international reputation.

To purchase Word in words: Musings of the Gospel contact Mary (Joy) Philip at jphilip@lstc.edu Purchase price is $12 plus shipping and handling fees.

Contact:

Kathleen D. Billman
Dean of Academic Affairs
773-256-0721
kbillman@lstc.edu

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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