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Prof. Dr. Loren T. Stuckenbruck


Born in Tübingen, Germany

1977 – 1981: 
focused on biblical studies and Greek at Milligan College in Tennessee (B.A.)

1981 – 1982: 
special language studies at Butler University in Indianapolis

1982 – 1986: 
Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary

1986 – 1988:
after two years in Tübingen and Heidelberg on a Fulbright Grant, did the Ph.D. degree at Princeton Theological Seminary (1988 – 1992; awarded 1994)

1992 – 1994: 
Taught at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (Wiss. Ang., Wiss. Asst.), then as Lecturer, (1994 – 1999), Reader (1999 – 2003)

2003 – 2009:
B. F. Westcott Chair in Biblical Studies at Durham University UK

Came to LMU after being Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary (2009 – 2012)

since January 2010:
In addition, has honorary professorships at Durham University UK

since April 2011:
University of Aarhus

Spring 2012:
Lady Davis Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Primary or Co-Supervisor for 28 Ph.D. successful degree candidates, member of dissertation committees for three further completed Ph.D.’s.

Member of the Disciples of Christ/Independent Christian Churches, in which he was ordained to ministry in 1982.


  • Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature from the Second Temple period.
  • New Testament theology, especially theological anthropology, the problem of evil, “apocalyptic” thought, and the understanding of God.
  • The study of Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, and Classical Ethiopic Texts relating to the Second Temple period.