Jon Pahl

Dr. Jon Pahl
Address7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Professor, History of Christianity in North America, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

B.A., Valparaiso University,
M.T.S., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1980
Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School, 1983

Jon Pahl, Ph.D. is Professor of the History of Christianity in North America at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Religion at Temple University, in Philadelphia, and as Visiting Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

Jon Pahl received his baccalaureate degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. His Masters was earned from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, where he wrote a thesis on “Old and New in the New Right.” His Ph.D. came from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1990, where he studied with the noted Lutheran historian Martin E. Marty. Dr. Pahl’s dissertation was published as a book in 1992 by Johns Hopkins University Press, under the title: Paradox Lost: Free Will and Political Liberty in American Culture, 1630-1760.

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