Gregory A. Walter,
Associate Professor of Religion
Gregory Walter earned degrees from St. Olaf College (BA Mathematics,1996); Luther Seminary (MDiv, 2000); Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD in Systematic Theology, 2006).
Gregory Walter's recent research and writing involves theological use of phenomenology and critical social theory, as well as the thought of Martin Luther and Johann Georg Hamann. This has lead him to write on questions of the gift, promise, aesthetics, sovereignty, divine possibility, and the Trinity. Being Promised: Theology, Gift, and Practice (Eerdmans, 2013) is his first book. Along with chapters he has contributed to various volumes, he has published articles in The Journal of Religion, Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, and Lutheran Quarterly.
He teaches various theology courses. His theology courses mainly consider Christian claims and their contemporary plausibility. This has lead him to teach a course on a dialogue between Martin Luther and Thomas Aquinas (Religion 234), a course that does theology in dialogue with the Hindu school of theology, Advaita Vedanta (Religion 245), and a course that considers the interaction of culture and theology by reading The Lord of the Rings (Religion 238). He also regularly teaches the first-year course, Bible, Culture, and Community.
Gregory enjoys baking, gardening, baseball, and keeping up with his family.
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