Daniel Brunner

Daniel Brunner, DPhil

Professor of Christian History and Formation



Office: Portland Center South: Office 274


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

DPhil, University of OxfordMDiv, Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary; BA, Biblical Studies and Missiology, Northwest Christian College

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