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John Stephenson

  • PhD
  • Registrar
  • Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of John's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 89PublicationsNumber of items in John's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

History of Christian Doctrine Sacramental Theology Martin Luther Wilhelm Loehe Joseph Ratzinger Ecumenism & Much Else Besides


Born in West Hartlepool (after 1967 Hartlepool), County Durham, England, 1953; Canadian citizen since 1997. Married to former Bonnie C. M. Zimmerman, 1983; father of three daughters and grandfather of five grandchildren. Ordained into pastorate of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod on Advent IV 1985, and professor at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary since January 1989.

Followers (7)

  • Kirk Radford

    Kirk Radford

  • Todd Peperkorn

    Todd PeperkornHoly Cross Lutheran Church

  • Albert Collver

    Albert CollverLutheran Church-Missouri Synod

  • Lawrence Rast

    Lawrence RastVanderbilt University

  • David Saar

    David Saar

  • Min Kim

    Min Kim

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Publications (5)

  • And Who is My Separated Brother?

    • Stephenson J
  • Greying Canadians and Americans Today: Products and Victims of the 1960s?

    • Stephenson J
  • "Jein" to Vatican II

    • Stephenson J
  • Wilhelm Loehe, An Ecumenical Lutheran? From Nein through Jein to a Qualified Ja.

    • Stephenson J
  • The Dictatorship of Relativism Strikes Back--and Goes Nuclear

    • Stephenson J

Professional experience


Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary

July 2006 - Present

Professor of Historical Theology

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary

January 2006 - Present

Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Director of Library

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary

July 1991 - January 2006(15 years)

Assistant Professor, Director of Library

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary

January 1989 - June 1991(2 years)


Lutheran Church of the Escarpment, Lewiston NY

January 1986 - June 1989(3 years)

Education history


Durham University

October 1975 - June 1979(4 years)

Graduate Diploma in Theology

Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

October 1974 - June 1975(8 months)


Keble College, Oxford

October 1971 - June 1974(3 years)