Dirk G. Lange

Associate Professor of Worship, Luther Seminary

Dirk G. Lange is Associate Professor of Worship at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., where he teaches worship and the theology of the Lutheran Confessions. He received his Ph.D. from Emory University. Working in the area of constructive liturgical theology, he re-reads classic theological texts through the lens of liturgy, trauma theory and post-structuralist literary theory. His book "Trauma Recalled: Liturgy, Disruption and Theology" (Fortress Press, 2009) explores a new language for Martin Luther’s eucharistic hermeneutic and liturgical theology. His ministerial experience has covered a wide spectrum of activities, but all under one umbrella: liturgy in the lives of people. During the 1980s, as a brother of Taizé, he worked with prayer groups in the Eastern European underground. During the early 1990s, he was engaged with the prayer and songs of Taizé. Dirk lives, teaches and writes about worship as a radically different public voice and the disruption inherent in Christian spirituality. More info can be found at

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