Current Faculty Publications

Interested in some meaty, thought-provoking theological reading? We'd like to share an impressive list of books authored or edited byLuther Seminary faculty. Most of these can be ordered directly from the Luther Seminary bookstore!

Charles Amjad-Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Justice and Christian Community
  • senior editor, Dictionary of South Asian Christianity*
Richard Bliese, president emeritus
  • chapter author, Gift of Grace
  • co-author, Living Out Our Callings in the Workplace
  • co-editor, The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution
  • chapter author, A Story Worth Sharing: Engaging Evangelism
Gerhard O. Forde, professor emeritus of systematic theology
  • author, A More Radical Gospel: Essays on Eschatology
  • author, The Captivation of the Will: Luther vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage

David E. Fredrickson, professor of New Testament

  • author, Eros and the Christ: Loning and Envy in Paul's Christology
      Wendell W. Frerichs, professor emeritus of Old Testament
  • author, Real Prayers
  • author, More Real Prayers



Terence Fretheim, professor of Old Testament
  • author, God and World in Old Testament
  • author, About the Bible Revised and Expanded
  • author, Abraham Trials of Family and Faith
  • author, Bible as Word of God in a Postmodern Age
  • author, Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters
  • author, Pentateuch (Interpreting Biblical Texts)
  • author, Exodus (Interpretation)
  • author, Jeremiah (Smyth and Helwys Biblical Commentary)
  • author, Suffering of God
  • co-author, Theological Introduction to the Old Testament
  • author, 1st and 2nd Kings (Westminster Biblical Commentary)
Mary Hess, assistant professor of educational leadership
  • co-author, Ministry of Children�s Education
  • author, Engaging Technology in Theological Education
  • co-editor, Belief in Media: Cultural Perspectives on Media and Christianity
  • chapter author (�The Bible and Popular Culture: Engaging Sacred Text in a World of Others�), New Paradigms for Bible Study: The Bible in the Third Millenium
Marc Kolden, professor of systematic theology
  • co-editor, By Faith Alone: Essays on Justification in Honor of Gerhard O. Forde

 Theresa Latini, assoc. professor, congregational and community care, leadership and The Pastor George Weinman Chair of Pastor Theology and Ministry 

  • author, Church and the Crisis of Community
  • co-author, Transforming Church Conflict


Lois Malcolm, associate professor, systematic theology

  • author, Holy Spirit: Creative Power in our lives
  • editor, God: The Sources of Christian Theology



Andrew Root, Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry

  • author, The Promise of Despair
  • author, Children of Divorce
  • author, Relational Pastor
  • author, Relationships Unfiltered
  • author, Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry
  • author, Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry
  • author, Taking Theology to Youth Ministry
  • author, Theological Turn in Youth Ministry
  • author, Unloking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry
  • author, Unpaking Scripture in Youth Ministry
Steven Paulson, associate professor of systematic theology
  • author, Luther for Armchair Theologians
  • author, Lutheran Theology

Katheryn Schifferdecker, associate professor Old Testament

  • author, Out of the Whirlwind
     Daniel Simundson, professor emeritus of Old Testament
  • author, Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Micah � Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries

Walter Sundber, professor of church history

  • author, Worship as Repentance

Craig Van Gelder, professor of congregational mission
  • co-editor, The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution
  • co-editor, Church Between Gospel and Culture

* Not available in the bookstore.