Barbara Rossing, 1981 M.Div.

2011Distinction in Theological Education

Barbara Rossing is professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Before joining the seminary’s faculty in 1994, she pastored congregations in Minnesota and Washington, and was chaplain at Harvard University Divinity School. She has lectured and preached widely on faith, ecology, and the Apocalypse, and is involved in World Council of Churches and Lutheran World Federation international climate change advocacy work. [She was an advisor to the Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Winnipeg in 2003 and was one of the principal authors of the Bible studies for that event in the book For the Healing of the World.] Her articles have appeared in Dialog, Currents in Theology and Mission, The Christian Century, and The Lutheran magazines. Among her books are The Choice Between Two Cities: Whore, Bride, and Empire in the Apocalypse (1999), New Proclamation Year C (2001); The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation (2004); and Journeys through Revelation: Apocalyptic Hope for Today (2010).