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During the recent Dies Academicus 2013, the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule (Lutheran theological Seminary) and the Selbständigen Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche (SELK) awarded the Hermann-Sasse-Preis to Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb. The Herman-Sasse-Preis is awarded every two years to the person who is deemed to have contributed the most to advancing the awareness and understanding of Lutheran Theology. Dr. Kolb is the first American to be awarded the prize. It is in recognition of his life’s work but more specifically his for his book titled Luther and the Stories of God, Baker Academic (2012). Dr. Jorg Salzmann of the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule explains that “The Hermann-Sasse-Preis is an award given by the SELK for outstanding academic works in Lutheran theology. Among the winners of the award are Oswald Bayer and Bengt Hägglund.”
Dr. Kolb is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He has spent more than 20 years teaching, researching and writing around the world. Concordia Publishing House holds no less than seventeen of his works in their online catalog. In fact, he has authored or co-authored several more works in English and German. We congratulate Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb on this significant achievement.
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