LSTC News Release
Justo González to receive LSTC Confessor of Christ Award
Posted Apr 21, 2014
On Sunday, May 18, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present the Rev.Dr. Justo González with the Confessor of Christ Award. Dr. González is a one of the most respected Latino scholars in the United States and a contributor to the development of a Latina/o theology. The award will be presented during the school’s 154th commencement service at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago.
About Justo González
After becoming the youngest person to earn a Ph.D. in historical theology at Yale, Justo González taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and later at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is the author of more than 100 books, including the popular History of Christian Thought and The Story of Christianity.
González is an ordained Methodist minister, an educator, and a developer of leaders. He is a founding member of the Association of Theological Education for Hispanics (AETH), which promotes theological education among Hispanic Americans. It established the Justo González Center, which provides a forum for addressing theological topics related to Latino/a ministry and communities. He also helped found the Hispanic Summer Program, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and Apuntes, the first academic journal of Latina/o theology.
The Confessor of Christ Award
The Confessor of Christ Award originated at Christ Seminary-Seminex, a predecessor school of LSTC. When the Seminex faculty joined LSTC, the award transferred to this seminary. The Confessor of Christ award is given to “a Christian individual whose commitment to Christ Jesus and the Gospel manifests itself through extraordinary personal sacrifice for the sake of Jesus Christ and the Gospel or exemplary witness to Christ Jesus and the Gospel by selfless service to others.”
Erin Koster contributed to this news release.
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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.