Dr. Jeffrey Oschwald is associate professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Oschwald has been a faculty member since 2002. He was named the chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology in 2015. He previously served as coordinator of the International Seminary Exchange Programs (2009-15).
His areas of interest and expertise include the books of Luke and Acts, the history of exegesis, hermeneutics, Origen of Alexandria and patristics.
Before coming to the Seminary, Oschwald served as pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian, Ind. (1988-91), and as associate professor at China Lutheran Seminary in Hsinchu, Taiwan (1994-2002). From 2013 until 2017, Oschwald provided additional assistance to China Lutheran Seminary by serving as dean of the Master of Theology in its Luther Studies program.
He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1983). He also holds an associate’s degree from Saint John’s College in Winfield, Kan. (1977); a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Mich. (1979); and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (1987, 1993).
Oschwald and his wife, Jill, have two daughters; Heather and Kirsten; a son, Peter; and five grandchildren.
History of exegesis
Origen of Alexandria