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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. William Weinrich

  • • Professor of Historical Theology


Dr. William C. Weinrich joined the Concordia Theological Seminary faculty in 1975, first at the Springfield, Illinois campus, then in Fort Wayne when the Seminary relocated there in 1976. He is professor Historical Theology specializing in Early Church History and Patristic Studies.

He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1967), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div. 1972), and received his Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Basel, Switzerland (1977).

Weinrich served as academic dean of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne (1996-2006); then as rector of the Luther Academy in Riga, Latvia (2007-2010), where he taught extensively and oversaw the Pastoral Ministry Program. He returned to the classroom at CTSFW in 2011.

He is the author of John 1:1—7:1 for the Concordia Commentary Series, published by Concordia Publishing House in 2015.

He served on the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (1992-2001); Doctrinal Review Commission (1992-1998); third vice president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (1998-2001); fifth vice president of the LCMS (2001-2004). He also served 30 years in the Indiana Air National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2002.