Ronald F. Thiemann

 Ronald F. Thiemann
Address14 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138

Bussey Professor of Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

M.Div, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO,
M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT.,
D.D. (honorary), Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio., 1998
L.L.D., Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1998

Ronald F. Thiemann holds the Benjamin Bussey Professorship of Theology, the oldest endowed chair in theology at Harvard. Thiemann has been at Harvard since 1986 and served as Dean of the Divinity School from 1986 until 1998. He is a Faculty Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and is a Faculty Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, where he serves on the steering committee of the center’s Joint Program in Religion and Public Life. He is a Faculty Affiliate at the Kennedy School’s Harvard Center for Public Leadership and has received a fellowship from the center in support of his current research project. An ordained Lutheran and a specialist on the role of religion in public life, Professor Thiemann is the author of Revelation and Theology: The Gospel as Narrated Promise; Constructing a Public Theology: The Church in a Pluralistic Culture; and Religion in Public Life: A Dilemma for Democracy. He is also an editor and author of Who Will Provide: The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare. He is currently working on a book-length project entitled “Sacramental Realism: Literary Art as Social Critique,” which will trace the relations among religion, aesthetics, and politics in both visual and literary realist art. In 2006 Thiemann represented the U.S. National Academies of Science on a lecture tour of universities and research centers in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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