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Gordon W. Lathrop

Gordon W. Lathrop has taught liturgy at Wartburg Theological Seminary, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Yale Divinity School, and the Virginia Theological Seminary. His books from Fortress Press include the trilogy Holy Ground (2003), Holy People (1999), and Holy Things (1993), as well as The Four Gospels on Sunday (2012) and The Pastor (2006). He is also the author of Central Things (Worship Matters, 2005). 

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The Protestant Reformation emphasized the centrality of Scripture to Christian life; the twentieth-century liturgical movement emphasized the Bible’s place at the heart of liturgy. But ...

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November 15, 2017

The Protestant Reformation emphasized the centrality of Scripture to Christian life; the twentieth-century liturgical movement emphasized the Bible’s place at the heart of liturgy. But ...

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December 1, 2011
Premier liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop argues that far too often liturgy, preaching, and liturgical theology are informed by naïve and outdated exegesis. In another fully original...
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December 1, 2011
Premier liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop argues that far too often liturgy, preaching, and liturgical theology are informed by naïve and outdated exegesis. In another fully original...
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January 1, 2011

Renowned liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop has composed a rich, meditative, and explicitly ecumenical spirituality for working pastors - whatever and...

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July 1, 2009
Now available in paperback, Holy Ground illumines how the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield a new understanding and experience of the...
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June 23, 2006
This sequel to Gordon Lathrop's highly successful Holy Things is an exercise in liturgical theology, viewing the activities of worship as a means of defining...
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April 14, 1998
New in paperback! Cyril of Jerusalem wrote about "holy things." He thereby reflected the communion invitation used in his fourth-century liturgy to call...