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Daniel Brunner

Dan Brunner

Professor of Christian History and Formation


The loves and passions of my life ...

  • My family
  • An early-morning time of quiet to pray, drink freshly pressed coffee, reflect and journal on Scripture, and read eclectically
  • Favorite authors: Wendell Berry, Susan Howatch, Henri Nouwen, Douglas John Hall, Kathleen Norris, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Graham Greene, and more
  • My English garden
  • Sports, especially the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Mariners
  • Movies (Netflix has been a boon!)

Academic Background

BA, Biblical Studies (Missiology), Northwest Christian College, Eugene, Oregon (1977); MDiv (Christian Formation and Discipleship), Fuller Theological Seminary (1985); DPhil, University of Oxford (1988)

Expertise and Research Interests

Christian spirituality and the paradoxes of the Christian life, German Lutheran Pietism, hybrid learning and pedagogy, Luther's theology of the cross.

Research Bibliography

Published works and sermons