Why on Earth Are You Still a Lutheran?
Norm Habel is an Australian, an Earth child and a Lutheran who has survived accusations of heresy many times in his life.Why on Earth are you still a Lutheran? is not quite an autobiography. After all, Habel is many more...
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Norm Habel is an Australian, an Earth child and a Lutheran who has survived accusations of heresy many times in his life.Why on Earth are you still a Lutheran? is not quite an autobiography. After all, Habel is many more things than a Lutheran "" a family man, a social justice advocate, an amateur ecologist and a poet "" but still a Lutheran. The scenes from his experiences are not an effort to define being a Lutheran in any official or unofficial sense. Rather, in telling his story, he searches for that elusive something that persists in his faith "" the mystery behind the Lutheran jargon that has cluttered his world and battered his brain. For Norm Habel, Lutheran wisdom means reading life from a distance, reading the landscape as a sacred text, and reading the Sacred Text without biased biblical blinkers. He invites you to follow his journey, to explore anew the complex question of identity "" whether you are an Australian farmer or a Brooklyn pastor, a politician from PNG or a Dalit from India.
Norman C. Habel, Ph.D. (1964), Concordia Seminary, is Professorial Fellow at Flinders University of South Australia. He is editor of the five-volume series, The Earth Bible (Pilgrim Press). Peter Trudinger, Ph.D. (2002), in Hebrew Bible (Psalms), Emory University, is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Flinders University, and the author of The Psalms of the Tamid Service: A Liturgical Text from the Second Temple (Brill).