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Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen (Ph.D. ’02), Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (PA), has been selected at the GTU’s Alumna of the Year for 2012 and will be honored during the Alumni Reception at AAR/SBL (see back cover for details). Largen was selected in recognition of her pioneering work in interreligious dialogue and comparative theology. In announcing the selection, Dean Arthur Holder said, “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GTU, it is appropriate to honor a graduate whose scholarship is firmly rooted in her own Lutheran tradition while reaching out to make connections with people of other faiths, especially Buddhists and Hindus.”
She received a 2011-2012 Lilly Theological Research Grant for Seeking God among Our Neighbors: Toward an Interfaith Systematic Theology. As part of her research, Largen traveled to Israel, Turkey, India, and Japan, which she chronicled on her blog: happylutheran.blogspot.com.