Gerhard H. Bode, Jr.

Gerhard Bode is assistant professor of historical theology and archivist at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Prior to coming to the Seminary he was assistant pastor (2004-05) and later assistant to the pastor (2005-08) at Salem Lutheran Church in Affton, Mo.

Dr. Bode was born and raised in Minnesota, where his father is a Lutheran pastor. After attending Lutheran elementary and high schools he attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned his B.A. He then began studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis where he earned his M.Div., S.T.M. and Ph.D. (Systematic Theology) degrees. He also holds a M.A. degree in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Bode and his wife, Rachel, have three children: Nicholas, Jacob, and Katharina. They live in Glencoe, Mo.


  • Chair, Historical Theology
  • Associate Professor of Historical Theology Archivist


  • B.A., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.
  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • S.T.M., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • M.A., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ph.D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone: 314-505-7391



  • Five Essays for the Lutheran Service Book Hymn Essays Project (forthcoming)
  • “F. C. D. Wyneken (1810-1876),” Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly 83.3 (Fall 2010), 128-141.
  • “The Instruction of the Christian Faith by Lutherans after Luther,” in Lutheran Ecclesiastical Culture, 1550-1675. Edited by Robert Kolb. Leiden: Brill, 2008, 159-204.
  • “Luther and Lessons of God’s History,” The Servant, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Church Militant 2008), 3.
  • “The Gift of the Holy Spirit” in The Lutheran Witness Vol. 127, No. 5 (May 2008), 8-11.
  • “Carpzov, Johann Gottlob (1679­-1767)” for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter (forthcoming)
  • “Leonhart Hütter’s Compendium Locorum Theologicorum: A classic of Lutheran theology and its translation into English (Henry Eyster Jacobs and George Frederick Spieker),” Epilogue to Leonhart Hütter, Compendium Locorum Theologicorum ex Sacris et Libro Concordiae Lateinisch—deutsch—englisch. Herausgeben von Johann Anselm Steiger. Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 2004, Teilband 2, 1123-1143.
  • “The Apostles’ Creed: Confessing the Faith,” in Teachers Interaction 42 (Fall 2000), 7-8.
  • Various Book Reviews


  • Several Translations of Martin Luther’s Works for Concordia Publishing House’s Extension of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (forthcoming)
  • Tägliche Andachten: Ein Jahr mit Jesu, St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1999.


  • “Why Philipp Melanchthon did not Fear Death,” Concordia Journal 36.1 (Winter 2010), 17.
  • “Doctrinal Development of the Reformation Legacy: Hermeneutics and Interpretation of the Sacred Scripture in the Age of Orthodoxy,” by Johann Anselm Steiger, in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: The History of Its Interpretation, edited by Magne Saebř. Vol. II: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, 2008, 691-757.
  • “Composing a Constitution in Context: Analytical Observations on the First Draft of the Missouri Synod’s Constitution (1846),” by Christoph Barnbrock, Concordia Journal 27 (Jan. 2001), 38-56.
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