- The David P. Scaer Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
- Editor of CTQ
Dr. David Scaer is a professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament and The David P. Scaer Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the Seminary since 1966, he serves as Editor of the Concordia Theological Quarterly (1969–1994; 1999–present) and was Academic Dean (1984–1989) and the Chairman of Systematic Theology (1989–1993, 1996–2019). He has served as the organizer of the annual Concordia Theological Seminary Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions since 1978.
He taught for 10 years as a part time instructor in religion at the University of Illinois (Champaign) from 1966–1976 and served as pastor at congregations in Gillespie, Illinois, and Rockville, Connecticut.
For nine years he served on The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Commission on Theology and Church Relations as chairman of the committee on theology and was the principle author of several reports later adopted by the LCMS. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Alliance of Confessional Evangelicals, and the Christianity Today Institute, for which periodical he also serves as a research scholar. Twice he was awarded the prestigious John W. Behnken Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award by AAL for study in Europe (1969, 1986).
A third generation LCMS clergyman, Scaer was brought up in Brooklyn, New York, where his father, the late Reverend Paul H. Scaer, served his lifetime ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church of Flatbush. He and his wife Dorothy have been married since 1960 and have five children.
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