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Larry Rasmussen

Larry Rasmussen
2009 Heritage Lecture Speaker: "Waiting for the Lutherans"

Waiting for the Lutherans

2009 Heritage Lecture
by Larry Rasmussen
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

Lutheran theology and practice offer essential elements for Earth-honoring and Earth-healing faith. Yet Lutherans themselves often fail to make the connections of the sacramental life to "greening" church and society. Ethicist, teacher, and writer Dr. Larry Rasmussen addressed this "disconnect" in his lecture, "Waiting for the Lutherans."

The Heritage Lecture series is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the Lutheran tradition. This lecture is part of Earth Year at LSTC, a year-long observance and renewal of the seminary’s commitment to care of creation.

Listen to the introduction by Barbara Rossing, and the lecture below.


1) Introductory remarks by Barbara Rossing, LSTC professor of New Testament. [Download and listen to MP3 file] Or press the arrow below to begin streaming audio.

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2) Lecture by Larry Rasmussen.
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3) Follow up Q and A with Larry Rasmussen.
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About the Speaker

Dr. Larry 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. Rasmussen received the Joseph Sittler Award for Outstanding Leadership in Theological Education and the Burnice Fjellman Award for Distinguished Christian Ministries in Higher Education. He is the author of Earth Community, Earth Ethics, winner of the 1997 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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