Gregory Walter earned degrees from St. Olaf College (BA, Mathematics,1996), Luther Seminary (MDiv, 2000), and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD in Systematic Theology, 2006).

Walter teaches courses that bring together theological inquiry, the secular, religion, and culture.  He teaches various courses in the Religion department as well as in the Science Conversation and Great Conversation.

Gregory Walter’s research has been on the work of Johann Georg Hamann, Martin Luther, Jacques Derrida, Paul Tillich, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin.  This research operates in conversation with contemporary theological inquiry. This has led him to write on questions of the gift, promise, aesthetics, sovereignty, justice, 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.

Gregory enjoys board games, keeping up with his family, and their dog. He might be the only member of the St. Olaf faculty who closely follows Prince Valiant’s weekly adventures.