Craig L. Nessan

Dr. Craig L. Nessan
Address333 Wartburg Place
Post Office Box 5004
Dubuque, IA 52004

Academic Dean & Professor of Contextual Theology, Wartburg Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Unversity of Munich,
S.T.D., Wartburg Theological Seminary,
M.Div., Wartburg Theological Seminary,
B.A., Michigan State University,

Dr. Craig L. Nessan is Academic Dean and Professor of Contextual Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He teaches courses in the areas of contextual theology, pastoral theology, and theological ethics. He has oversight of the seminary’s internship program.

Dr. Nessan has served eleven years as a parish pastor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He holds degrees from Michigan State University, Wartburg Theological Seminary, and the University of Munich. His theological interests include ecclesiology, theological ethics, liberation theology, and family systems theory.

In addition to other articles, reviews, and books, Dr. Nessan is the author of Many Members, Yet One Body: Committed Same-Gender Relationships and the Mission of the Church (2004), Give Us This Day: A Lutheran Proposal for Ending World Hunger (2003), The Air I Breathe is Wartburg Air: The Legacy of William H. Weiblen (2003), Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation (1999) and Who Is Christ for Us? (2002-edited with Renate Wind).

Dr. Nessan has also drafted a resolution on “Ending Hunger as a Core Conviction,” which is available for download (click on the appropriate format link below) and use in the following formats: in Adobe PDF or in MSWord .

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