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Rhoads publishes Earth & Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet

Posted Jun 12, 2007

David Rhoads, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is the editor of Earth & Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet. The collection include sermons by theologians, environmentalists and activists such as Wendell Berry, Thomas Berry, William Sloane Coffin, Sallie McFague, Bill McKibben, Barbara Rossing, Joseph Sittler, and Barbara Brown Taylor.

The book will be available in June from Continuum International Press (ISBN-10: 0826428282, paperback) and the LSTC Book Center for $24.95 (plus shipping and handling.)

David Rhoads is an avid environmentalist who advises the LSTC Green Zone group and supervises the Web of Creation web site (www.webofcreation.org.) He assists congregations and other church bodies in becoming "greener" by reducing energy consumption and waste. In addition to his commitment to the environment, Rhoads' teaching and research focus on narrative criticism, social science criticism, intercultural criticism, and performance criticism. He memorizes and presents biblical works "by heart" including the Book of Revelation, the Gospel of Mark, and the Letter to the Galatians.

Contact:

Cathleen Kelly
Manager, LSTC Book Center
773-256-0753
ckelly@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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