Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Detlev Schulz

  • Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
  • Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Director of Ph.D. in Missiology Program
  • Director of International Studies

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Dr. Schulz joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in the fall of 1998. He serves as professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, dean of Graduate Studies and director of the Ph.D. in Missiology Program.

In 1984, Schulz earned his B.A. degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 1988, he successfully completed his M.Div. studies at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. In 1990, he earned his S.T.M. degree at CTSFW. He then served in the Independent Evangelical–Lutheran Church in Germany (SELK) as vicar in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1990–1992. In 1994, he concluded his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, by earning a Th.D. in Systematics.

From 1994–1998, Dr. Schulz was a missionary in Serowe, Botswana, for the Lutheran Church Mission of the SELK.  He also served as a guest lecturer at CTSFW during the Fall Quarter in 1997.

Works of Note

Collected Writings


Mission from the Cross. The Lutheran Theology of Mission (St. Louis: CPH, 2009)
Booklet “Witness: We share our faith” in the Lutheran Spirituality Series (CPH, 2007).
Translation of Volker Stolle, “The Church comes from all Nations” (German original title: “Kirche aus allen Völkern. Luther Texte zur Mission”) (St. Louis: CPH, 2003).

Scholarly Articles

“From Wittenberg with Love: Martin Luther’s Theology of Missions,” Mission Accomplished. Challenges to and Opportunities for Lutheran Missions in the 21st Century, Edited by John Maxfield (St. Louis, Missouri The Luther Academy, 2008), 1-16.
“Two Kinds of Righteousness and Moral Philosophy: Confessio Augustana 18, Philip Melanchthon and Martin Luther,” CTQ (2009), 17-40.
“O testemunho cristao no dialogo inter-religioso”, in Vox Concordia, Journal of Sao Paulo Seminary Sao Leopoldo (2007)
“Pioneer Missionaries: Putting Merensky to the Test,” Logia XVII, No. 1, 51-56.
“Fellowship Issues and Missions” CTQ 70 (2006): 163-187.
“The Urgency of Christian Witness” in Missio Apostolica XIV, No.2 (Issue 28), November 2006, pp. 86-96.
“In Search of the Proprium of Lutheran Mission: Eight Theses,” Logia XV, Number 1 (Epiphany 2006), 5-7.
“The Lutheran Debate over a Missionary Office,” Lutheran Quarterly, Autumn 2005, Vol. XIX, No. 3, pp. 276-301.
“Praktizierte konfessionelle Kirchenmission und Partnerschaftsbeziehungen der Missourisynode auf dem Missionsfeld,” (Translation: Practiced confessional Church Mission and Partner relationships of the Missouri Synod on the Mission Field), in Gottes Wort in der Zeit: verstehen—verkündigen—verbreiten. Festschrift fuer Dr. Volker Stolle (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005), 427-442.
“The Influence of Feminism on the LCMS (An Outsider’;s Perspective),” Feminism and the Church. Congress on the Lutheran Confessions. Edited by John A. Maxfield (St. Louis, Missouri: Published by The Luther Academy, 2003), pp. 111-131.
“Revisiting the Missio Dei Concept,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 66/4 (October 2002), 364-368.
“Lutheran Missiology in the 16th and 17th Century,” Lutheran Synod Quarterly 43/1 (March 2003), 4-53.
“Towards a Missionary Church for the City,” Missio Apostolica XI, No. 1 (Issue No. 21) (May 2003), 4-13.
“Propostas para Ação em Missões Urbanas,”; Vox Concordia Volume 16, 2 (2001), 72-94.
“A Lutheran Response to the Christology and Natural Theology of the Papal Encyclical Dominus Iesus”, LogiaX, 4 (Reformation 2001), pp. 5-8.
“The Augsburg Confession and its Missiological Significance,” an essay by Karl Hartenstein. Translated and edited by Klaus Detlev Schulz. Concordia Theological Seminary 65/1 (January 2001), 31-46.
“Christ’s Ambassadors. A Confessional Perspective on the Missionary Office of the Church,” Logia (1998), 13-18.
“Tension in the Pneumatology of the Missio Dei Concept,” Concordia Theological Journal, 23, 2 (April 1997), 99-107
“Lutheran Confessional Mission Strategy,” Concordia Student Journal, 16/3 (1993),

Devotional Writings

“Living as ‘Alien Residents'” In Thy Kingdom Come (Fall 2006).
Luther and Missions in the 16th Century,” For the Life for the World (January 2004). Volume Eight, Number One, Pp. 6-8.
Lutheran Missionary Education,” For the Life of the World, 4/2 (April 2000).
“Missionary Encounter with people of other Faiths through the Sacraments of the Church,” in: LCMS website (www.LCMS.org:) Telling the Good News to Adherents of World Religions.
Urbanology: Reflections on Mission for the City,” For the Life of the World, 3/2 (April 1999).
“The Creeds: Walking in the Faith of our Fathers,” For the Life of the World, 3/2
(April 1999).

Book Reviews

Mark C. Mattes, The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2004) for forthcoming Logia Issue
Thomas C. Oden, The Justification Reader, in: Logia, 2003, XII, No. 4, 37.
David C. Ratke, “Confession and Mission, Word and Sacrament: The Ecclesial Theology of Wilhelm Löhe.” Logia XI, No. 4 (Reformation 2002), 47-49.


Foreword and Book Cover promotion of Ingemar Oberg’s, Luther and World Missions (St. Louis: CPH, 2007).
“Propuestas para la acción en missiones urbanas,” published by Red de programas de Ediuación Teológica América Latina y el Caribe by Marcos Kempff, facilitador y editor.
“Fellowship Issues and Missions,” Presentation at 26th Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (January 22, 2003)
“Afterword,” Festschrift Dr. Wong Yong Ji (Fort Wayne: Lutheran Society of Missiology, 1999).
Translation of “Viva Vox Evangelii. A necessary course correction,” An essay by Ulrich Asendorf in Festschrift for David P. Scaer, All Theology is Christology.