Gordon W. Lathrop
Professor Lathrop visits from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, where he is Charles A. Schieren Professor of Liturgy, Emeritus. Previously, he taught at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa; was campus pastor at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington; and served as parish pastor in Darlington, Wisconsin. He has been a Lutheran pastor for 41 years, twenty of which have been spent at the Seminary in Philadelphia. Among other books, he is the author of Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology (Fortress 1993), Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology (Fortress, 1999), Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology (Fortress, 2003), Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament (Augsburg Fortress, 2005), and The Pastor: A Spirituality (Fortress, 2006). Together with Timothy Wengert, he has also published Christian Assembly: Marks of the Church in a Pluralistic Age (Fortress 2004). He has lectured widely, been a visiting professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, and, in the 1990s, was a participant in Faith and Order consultations on worship and Christian unity, and Lutheran World Federation consultations on worship and culture. He is an associate editor of the journal Worship and was the tenth president of the North American Academy of Liturgy. He is President-Elect of Societas Liturgica.
B. A.,Occidental College; B. D., Luther Theological Seminary; Drs. Th., Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen (Netherlands).