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Dr. Barbara Rossing to Give Public Lecture and Book Signing, April 27, 2004

Posted Mar 8, 2004

Dr. Barbara Rossing, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology, will present a public lecture on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in the LSTC Common Room at 7:00 p.m. In the lecture, entitled, "Rapture, Revelation and the Middle East: Reading the Apocalypse so No One is "Left Behind,'" Rossing will challenge the popular but mistaken Christian belief that Revelation predicts a so-called "Rapture" followed by cataclysm in the Middle East. Instead, she will offer a nonviolent vision for "Lamb Power" around the nation-healing tree of life as the central message of Revelation, drawing on her new book, The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation.

A book signing, including a wine and cheese reception, will precede the lecture from 4:45 until 6:15 pm in the LSTC Book Center.

For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Barbara Rossing at (773) 256-0765 or send e-mail to


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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