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Mark Mattes serves as Chair of the Department of Theology at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to this call, he served parishes in Gardner, Illinois, and Antigo, Wisconsin. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, an M.Div. from Luther Seminary, and a BA from St. Olaf College, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has authored several books, including Luther’s Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal, The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology, and Imaging the Journey. He has also co-edited Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions and 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 is an associate editor for Lutheran Quarterly and serves on the Continuation Committee of the International Luther Congress.