Prof. Jeffrey Pulse Earns Ph.D.

Dr. Pulse in the classroom.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse, associate professor of Exegetical Theology, at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), has completed his doctoral work at Durham University, England. His area of concentration for his Ph.D. studies was Concepts of the Afterlife in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism, writing his dissertation on “Joseph: a Death and Resurrection Figure In the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism.”

“The whole faculty rejoices with Dr. Pulse in this achievement,” stated Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, professor of Exegetical Theology and academic dean. “Our students are greatly benefiting from his unique combination of lengthy service in the parish and several years of doctoral studies in Old Testament at Durham University. He embodies the commitment of CTSFW to have experienced pastors with great academic training on our faculty.”

Pulse has been associated with the Seminary for many years, first completing his M.Div. at CTSFW in 1984 and his S.T.M. in 1990. He served 22 years as a parish pastor in Burt, Iowa, and Bremerton, Washington, before joining the CTSFW faculty in September 2007. In addition to teaching seminary courses in biblical Hebrew and various Old Testament books, Pulse serves as director of Certification and Placement and director of Continuing Education.

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