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Barbara Rossing

Barbara Rossing is Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  She has taught at LSTC since 1994. 

She is the author of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation featured on CBS’s "Sixty Minutes" as a critique of fundamentalist "Left Behind" theology. Her other works include The Choice Between Two Cities: Whore, Bride and Empire in the Apocalypse as well as articles and book chapters on Revelation and ecology, and "Prophets, Prophetic Movements and the Voices of Women" In A People's History of Christianity, and New Proclamation commentaries for preachers.

Rossing is a frequent lecturer in ecumenical and ELCA settings. Previously Rossing served as chaplain to Harvard Divinity School, pastor and teacher at the Holden Village retreat center, and pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. She has served on the executive committee and council of the Lutheran World Federation (2003-2010), and chaired the Lutheran World Federation's theology and studies committee


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