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Wangerin Jr., Walter

Walter Wangerin, Jr. is an author and has worked as a university professor, a radio announcer, and a book reviewer and has been pastor of an inner-city church. He also writes a column for THE LUTHERAN magazine.
His first novel, THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW, won both the National Book Award (Am.B.A., 1980) and The New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year, was followed by a sequel, THE BOOK OF SORROWS. In THE BOOK OF GOD, Wangerin uniquely sets forth the Biblical story in its own cultural and social settings. His collection of stories, RAGMAN AND OTHER CRIES OF FAITH, THE MANGER IS EMPTY, AND MIZ LIL AND THE CHRONICLES OF GRACE and IN THE DAYS OF THE ANGELS have reached a wide audience.
Among Walter Wangerin's nonfiction books are PREPARING FOR JESUS (advent meditations), AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE (about marriage), LITTLE LAMB, WHO MADE THEE? (about parents and children), MOURNING INTO DANCING (about mourning and grieving), and RELIVING THE PASSION (a meditation on the death of Jesus). He has also written children's books including WATER, COME DOWN, MARY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS, THISTLE, and POTTER. He also wrote THE CRYING FOR A VISION, a mystical tale about a Lakota boy's effort to save his people.
His latest books, SAINT JULIAN (a saint's tale) and THIS EARTHLY PILGRIMAGE (a compilation of three previously published books with added material) are currently available.
He holds the Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he teaches literature and creative writing, and is writer-in-residence.
Bio updated 2011.

Recordings

Myth Makes the World – Part 2: Scripture's Creation

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Scripture the Script

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Storying of Scriptures – Discussion August 26, 1983

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Saints' Tales

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Myth Makes the World – Part 1: The Norse Creation

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Epic Is My People: The Jacob Cycle

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

History, Holy, and Here: The Baptisms

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Storylove

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Holy Spirit: Storyteller

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Scripture – Story: Jesus

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1983

Death of the Hyena: Propositional Language in Preaching

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1984

Birth of the Child: Story Form in Preaching

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1984

Fireside Chat

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1984

Autobiography of Faith – Part 2: The Words

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Autobiography of Faith – Part 3: The Self's Ascendancy

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Autobiography of Faith – Part 4: The Self's Failure

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Autobiography of Faith – Part 5: And Ministry

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Tales Told in Context – Part 1: Romans 8 – Lily

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Tales Told in Context – Part 2: Luke 14 – Waskn Mani

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Tales Told in Context – Part 4: Luke 25 – Ragman

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Autobiography of Faith – Part 1: The Other

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

Tales Told in Contest – Part 3: Rev. 5 – Thistle

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1986

The Job of the Artist

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

The Obedience of the Artist

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

"Potter": A Reading from the Book

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

"Potter": A Discussion of the Book

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

A Christ Mass

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

Beautiful Sacrifice: Part 2 – The Break Rock

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

Beautiful Sacrifice: Part 3 – Discussion

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

Beautiful Sacrifice: Part 4 – Lakota Sun Dance

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

Beautiful Sacrifice: Part 1 – Elizabeth + Water-troll

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1989

Spirituality and Story – Hospitality: Part 1 – Spiritual Source

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Jesus & Jubilee – Luke: Part 2 – Room

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Jesus & Jubilee – Luke: Part 3 – Talk

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Jesus & Jubilee – Luke: Part 4 – Service

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Writer and the Broadaxe: The Writer Whose Head is a Fire

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Joke of the Rake

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Jabberwock with Eyes of Flame

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Advent: The Final Advent "Watch Out!" for Time's Demise (Matt 24:36-44)

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Advent: In the Wilderness – Coming In to the Time Between (Matthew 3:1-12)

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Advent: Starting Tomorrow, Go To Work (Luke 3: 7-18)

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Advent: Joseph's Story – The Past That Shapes Our Present Lives (Matthew 1:18-25)

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Eucharist November 29, 1998

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Each Baptismal Bead: A World

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Christmas Collection: Original Carols and Pieces

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

You Might as Well Be a Nun

Presenter: Wangerin Jr., Walter / 1998

Holden wishes to express appreciation to PLU, Pacific Lutheran University, for their support of the Holden Audio Archive Project.

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