Graduate Theological Union
The Gospels and Liturgical Reform
CDSP presents the Annual Colloquium of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission
Thursday, November 8
Tucson Commons, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley
“The Gospels and Liturgical Reform”
The Rev. Dr. Gordon W. Lathrop
Formal response: The Rev. Dr. L. William Countryman, CDSP Sherman E. Johnson Professor Emeritus in Biblical Studies
The four Gospels of the New Testament, written in the late first and early second centuries, along with the letters of Paul, can be seen as intentionally reforming documents with a clear sense of their own important role. This lecture will explore some of these issues, and ask about the role of the Gospels in our current Christian assemblies for worship. This is a continuation of the Gordon’s book published this year, The Four Gospels on Sunday.
Gordon W. Lathrop is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, who has recently been Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies in Yale Divinity School and is Professor of Liturgy Emeritus at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
Lathrop also will be preaching at the 5:45 pm Eucharist in All Saints Chapel, CDSP.