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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Charles Gieschen

  • • Professor of Exegetical Theology
  • • Provost
  • • Associate Editor of Concordia Theological Quarterly


Dr. Charles Gieschen has been a member of the Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) faculty since 1996. He serves as Provost and Professor of Exegetical Theology.

He is a graduate of this seminary (MDiv 1984) and has completed graduate degrees in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (ThM 1985) and the University of Michigan (PhD 1995). During his doctoral studies, he took a six-month sabbatical from his congregation in 1994 and was a research student at the University of Oxford in England.

He is an ordained pastor of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) who served as associate and then senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Michigan, from 1985 until being called to CTSFW in 1996.

His first book, Angelomorphic Christology, was published by Brill Academic Press (1998). He edited a collection of essays entitled The Law in Holy Scripture that was published by Concordia Publishing House (2004). He is currently writing the Concordia Commentary volume on 1-2 Thessalonians. He has written, taught and lectured extensively as a scholar on the subject of early expressions of Jesus’ divine identity. He has also authored some popular articles and studies, including Romans in Concordia Publishing House’s God’s Abiding Word series (2001). He has served as the associate editor of the Seminary journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, since 2006.

He was one of the Seminary faculty representatives serving on the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the LCMS (2007–2016). He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the International Enoch Seminar (which focuses on Second Temple Judiasm) and the Chief Academic Officers Society of the Association of Theological Schools.

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