Adult Forum: The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Series Welcomes Dr. Mark Mattes, Sunday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. Dr. Mattes will also be preaching at the worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Mark Mattes serves as Chair of the Department of Theology at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa where he has served for over 22 years. Prior to this call, he served parishes in Gardner, Illinois and Antigo, Wisconsin. He holds the Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, the M.Div. from Luther Seminary, and earned his BA from St. Olaf College, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has authored, translated, or edited numerous books and journal articles with the purpose of building up solid gospel preachers and teachers. These include Luther’s Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal (Baker Academic, 2017), Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions (Baker Academic, 2017), Twentieth -Century Lutheran Theologians (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht 2013) and The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology. He has also co-edited Gerhard Forde’s theological essays, A More Radical Gospel and The Preached God and has co-translated works of Oswald Bayer, Theology the Lutheran Way and A Contemporary in Dissent and Klaus Schwarzwäller, Cross and Resurrection. Additionally, he has authored numerous essays and reviews for peer-reviewed journals and serves as an associate editor for Lutheran Quarterly. He also serves on the Continuation Committee of the International Luther Congress.