Gordon W. Lathrop is Professor Emeritus of Liturgy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. In 2006-2007, he was also Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies at Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music in New Haven, Conn. A pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he is the author several books, including Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology (Fortress 1993), Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology (Fortress 1999), Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology (Fortress 2003), and The Pastor: A Spirituality (Fortress 2006). He was a participant on two drafting committees involved in the preparation of the North American liturgical resource, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006). He has lectured widely, in several countries, and participated in the work of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and the Worship and Culture Study of the Lutheran World Federation. He is an Editorial Consultant of the journal Worship. In 1985 he was the President of the North American Academy of Liturgy and in 2006 he received that professional organization’s Berakah Award. He is also on the Council of Societas Liturgica, the international society of scholars in liturgy.
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