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Mark E. Braun

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Professor of Theology



  • Education

    B.A., Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., 1974
    M.Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., 1978
    S.T.M., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., 1992
    Ph.D., Historical theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 2000


    Married to Sue; four grown children in a blended family.


    • THE 105 Introduction to Theology
    • THE 110 Introduction to Theology
    • THE 120 The Old Testament
    • THE 130 The New Testament
    • THE 301 The Book of Genesis
    • THE 302 History of Israel
    • THE 305 The Literature of the Intertestamental Period
    • THE 351 Topics: Biblical Hebrew
    • THE 351 Modern American Religion
    • THE 421 Religion in America
    • THE 431 Introduction to World Religions

    Scholarly Works

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    Author, The People’s Bible Commentary on Deuteronomy, Northwestern Publishing House; available

    Author, A Tale of Two Synods, Northwestern Publishing House; available

    Author, Time Between the Testaments. Northwestern Publishing House; available

    Author, articles about the YMCA, Adventists, Seventh Day Adventism, and Twentieth Century Christianity, in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Blackwell Publishers, London

    Author of study notes for Deuteronomy and Judges for the The Lutheran Study Bible, Concordia Publishing House

    Author of the Concordia Commentary, Judges, forthcoming, Concordia Publishing House

    Contributing author to The Northwestern Lutheran, Forward in Christ, Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, WELS Historical Institute Journal, Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly, Logia, the CHARIS journal, and other publications


    • Vicar, Faith Lutheran Church, Anchorage, Alaska, summer 1975
    • Vicar, Peace Lutheran Church, Eagle River, Alaska, 1976-77
    • Associate pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Mich., 1978-83
    • Pastor, St. John Lutheran Church, Sparta, Wis., 1983-87
    • Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, 1987-present

    • Past vice-president, National Board of Christian Life Resources
    • Past president, WELS Historical Institute board
    • Past president, Lutheran Historical Conference
    • Member, Concordia Historical Institute
    • Member, Evangelical Theological Society
    • Member, American Society of Church History