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Dr. Larry Rasmussen will speak at LSTC's 147th Commencement

Posted Jan 30, 2007

Ethicist, teacher, and writer Dr. Larry Rasmussen will be the speaker at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago's 147th commencement ceremony Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Rockefeller Chapel. Dr. Rasmussen served as Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, from 1986-2004.

His current work focuses on moral and theological reorientation in response to humans' unsustainable uses of natural resources. He recently served as St. John's Visiting Professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Rasmussen's books include Earth Community, Earth Ethics, winner of the 1997 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Dr. Rasmussen graduated from St. Olaf College, earned a B.D. from Luther Theological Seminary, studied theology at the Freie University in Berlin, Germany, and completed his Ph.D. in social ethics at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Beginning with its spring 2007 session, Dr. Rasmussen will serve on LSTC's board of directors.


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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.

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