Dr. Paul Hinlicky
Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies
West Hall 305
221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153
Dr. Hinlicky (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 1983) is an internationally-known theologian who has published more than seventy articles and many books. He is an authority on the theology of Martin Luther and how Luther's theology played out in history since the time of the Reformation. He also works on the re-integration of Reformation and Patristic theology, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, and is concerned with the interplay between Christian theology and contemporary, "post-modern" philosophy. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America who has served congregations for extended terms in Delhi, NY and Blacksburg, VA. He was editor of the Lutheran Forum and Pro Ecclesia. Dr. Hinlicky came to Roanoke College in 1999 after teaching theology for six years at Jan Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
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