Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
The Rev. Dr. John F. Hoffmeyer’s work centers in the doctrine of the Trinity and its ongoing challenge to theology: (1) to be centered in the profoundly not self-centered person of Jesus Christ; (2) to call attention to the open-ended plurality of ways in which the risen Christ is present by the power of the Spirit; (3) to marvel at the mystery of a God who always transcends our theologies.
Dr. Hoffmeyer has published particularly on G.W.F. Hegel, Friedrich Schleiermacher, the Trinity, Christology, Christian life in a consumer society, and Christian response to torture. He is also the English translator of five books and numerous articles of contemporary German theology.
Dr. Hoffmeyer is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served a congregation in Northern California before coming to the seminary. He welcomes the opportunity to teach in church and community settings, especially on the following topics:
BA in Philosophy, Haverford College (1980)
Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (1991)
PhD in Philosophy, Boston College (1991)
Additional studies at Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen (1982-84) and Institut Supérieur Libre de Théologie et de Philosophie Religieuse, Paris (1986)
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