Darrell Jodock


Professor Emeritus in Religion

Professor Jodock teaches in the area of Lutheran Studies. His teaching interests include Lutheran Studies, Christian-Jewish Relations, History of Christian Thought, and Nineteenth Century Theology. Jodock is the first holder of the Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Distinguished Professor of Religion. He is the recipient of the Danforth Graduate Fellowship and was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He has also received the Wallenberg Tribute Award for interfaith activity.

Jodock’s books include The Church's Bible: Its Contemporary Authority (Fortress, 1989), three co-authored and edited pieces entitled Ritschl in Retrospect: History, Community, and Science (Fortress, 1995), Catholicism Contending with Modernity: Roman Catholic Modernism and Anti-Modernism in Historical Context (Cambridge, 2000), and Covenantal Conversations: Christians in Dialogue with Jews and Judaism (Fortress, 2008). He has contributed articles to Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Interpretation, Scottish Journal of Theology, Word and World, Dialog, The Christian Century, Downside Review, Currents in Theology and Mission, Lutheran Partners, Intersections, and The Lutheran.

Jodock came to Gustavus from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA). There he was a Professor of Religion and from 1978 to 1992 the Head of Muhlenberg's Religion Department. Prior to 1978, Jodock taught for seven years at Luther Theological Seminary (St. Paul, MN) and served for two years as a parish pastor on the staff of Grace Lutheran Church in Washington, DC. At Gustavus since 1999.


B.A. St. Olaf, 1962, M.Div. Luther Theological Seminary, 1966, Ph.D. Yale University, 1969

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-373 Holocaust and Theology 7 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2004/SP
REL-272 Luther and His Legacy 7 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2003/FA
REL-132 God Today 5 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/FA
REL-109 God Today 4 2002/FA, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
REL-241 Luther and His Legacy 4 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
REL-399 Senior Thesis 3 2007/FA, 2007/SP, and 2004/SP
REL-112 Studies in Religion 3 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
FTS-100 First Term Seminar 2 2005/FA and 2001/FA
REL-268 Career Exploration 2 2004/JN and 2001/JN
REL-374 Holocaust and Theology 2 2003/SP and 2002/SP
REL-344 Special Topic: Holocaust 2 2001/SP and 2000/SP
REL-244 Special Topic: Religion and American Culture 1 2000/SP
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.