Susan Hedahl

Professor Emerita of Homiletics
Lutheran Theological Seminary
Gettysburg, Pa.
Susan Hedahl

Biography

Ordained in 1975 by the American Lutheran Church, the late Dr. Hedahl served two full-time calls and thirteen interims. She also taught in seminaries for most of her career. She retired from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in fall 2012.

She viewed homiletics as a means of proclaiming justice, grace, context and imagination. Her academic career is reflected in many publications. In addition to numerous reviews and book chapters, she has authored the following books:
Places of the Promise (CSS, 1990; Proclamation 6 Series A: Epiphany (Fortress, 1995); Preaching the Wedding Sermon (Chalice, 2000); Listening Ministry: Re-thinking Pastoral Leadership (Augsburg Fortress, 2001); Preaching I Corinthians 13. Co-authored with R. P. Carlson (Chalice, 2001); New Proclamation: Advent/Christmas (A/Fortress, 2003); "Who Do You Say That I Am?" Preaching in the 21st Century (A/Fortress, 2003).

Her areas of research included 1) preaching in the Abrahamic faith family, 2) inter-religion forms of proclamation, and 3) the real presence of Christ in proclamation.

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