Dr. Charles Gieschen is academic dean and professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a graduate of this seminary (M.Div. 1984) and has completed graduate degrees in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M. 1985) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1995). During his doctoral studies, he took a six-month sabbatical from his congregation in 1994 and was a research student at Oxford University 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 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 Abiding Word series (2001). He has served as the associate editor of the Seminary journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, since 2006. He is currently writing the Concordia Commentary volume on 1-2 Thessalonians.
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 and the Chief Academic Officers Society of the Association of Theological Schools.
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