Books

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Woman, Women, and the Priesthood in the Trinitarian Theology of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel

This started its life as a dissertation, which is usually warning enough. In this case, however, the book is an exciting tale of how French Orthodox theologian Elisabeth Behr-Sigel started thinking about the ordination of women at the age of 70 (!) and changed her mind about it twice—first from being against it to for it, then against her initial reasons for it to better reasons for it. She kept up her advocacy for women in the priesthood till her death at 98.

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A Guide to Pentecostal Movements for Lutherans

Who are these people who claim to speak in tongues? Are they Schwärmer? TV preachers promising prosperity to the most generous and naïve of donors? Can you be Lutheran and Pentecostal at the same time? What is "baptism in the Holy Spirit" and how does it compare to baptism in water? This book answers Lutheran questions but even more importantly makes it possible for to talk to Pentecostals as fellow believers in the salvation offered through Jesus Christ.

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Explorations in Martin Luther's Theology

You may be eager to hold a copy of this book in your hands and read it off the page, but that will work only if you know Chinese. It has been published by Taosheng, a Lutheran publishing house in Taiwan and Hong Kong, based on lectures I gave at China Evangelical Seminary in April 2016. For those unfortunate souls who don't know Chinese (which includes the author), an English edition will (hopefully) be available soon.

Books I've Edited

Discerning the Signs of the Times: The Vision of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel (St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2001), with Michael Plekon

A Communion Lived in Faith and Love: Elisabeth Behr-Sigel's Ecclesiology (World Council of Churches, 2016), with Aikaterini Pekridou

The Life, Works, and Witness of Tsehay Tolessa and Gudina Tumsa, the Ethiopian Bonhoeffer (Fortress, 2017), with Samuel Yonas Deressa

Books I've Contributed To

From the Other Pair of Feet, Afterword in Andrew L. Wilson, Here I Walk: A Thousand Miles on Foot to Rome with Martin Luther (Brazos, 2016)

“Paying My Dues,” in The Church Has Left the Building, eds. Michael Plekon, Maria Gwyn McDowell, and Elizabeth Schroeder (Cascade, 2016)

“Martin Luther at 500 and the State of Global Lutheranism,” in Protestantism after 500 Years, eds. Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll (Oxford University Press, 2016)

“Ecclesiology Requires Hagiography,” in Church and World: Essays in Honor of Michael Plekon, ed. William C. Mills (Orthodox Research Institute, 2013)