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Paul John Achtemeier, American theological educator, author, editor. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1956. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Elmhurst College, 1984.

Background

Achtemeier, Paul John was born on September 3, 1927 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Arthur R. and Clara M. (Barnstein) Achtemeier.

Education

AB summa cum laude, Elmhurst College, 1949. Bachelor's Degree magna cum laude, Union Theological Seminary, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Union Seminary, 1958.

Career

Instructor biblical literature and Greek, Elmhurst (Illinois) College, 1956-1957;from assistant professor to associate professor New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1957-1961;Kunz professor New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1961-1973;professor New Testament, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, 1973;Herbert Worth & Annie H. Jackson professor biblical interpretation, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, since 1979;Dinsting. Christian scholar, Rollins College, 1972;Rosentiel fellow, Notre Dame U., 1974;Staley Foundation Distinguished Christian scholar, N.W. Christian College, 1973;Staley Foundation Distinguished Christian scholar, Rollins College, 1982;Staley Foundation Distinguished Christian scholar, Elmhurst College, 1984;Staley Foundation Distinguished Christian scholar, Newberry College, 1985;Staley Foundation Distinguished Christian scholar, Ferrum College, 1986. Tutor graduate school ecumenical studies World Council Churches, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland, 1963-1964.

Visiting professor New Testament Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1968, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1971, 72. University seminar associate Columbia University, New York, 1972-1980. Lecturer evangelical round table Eastern College, St.Davids, Pennsylvania, 1986.

Member Panel New Testament Scholars, Reformed Roman Catholic Dialogue, Roman Catholic/Reformed Presbyterian Bilateral Company.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1956.

Works

Membership

Member American Council Learned Societies (conference executive secretaries 1977-1980), American Theological Society, Catholic Biblical Association (executive committee 1975-1977, 84-85, special projects committee 1976-1979, vice president 1984, president 1985), Society Biblical Literature (chairman synoptics section 1971-1976, associate in council 1972-1974, nominations committee 1976-1977, executive secretary, chief executive officer 1977-1980, investment committee since 1985, Pauline theology group steering committee since 1985, president-elect 1988, president 1989, member, assistant director search committee 1989-1990), Studiorum Novi Testamentis Societas.

Connections

Married Elizabeth M. Rice, June 11, 1952. Children: Mark, Marie.

father:
Arthur R. Achtemeier

mother:
Clara M. (Barnstein) Achtemeier

spouse:
Elizabeth M. Rice

children:
Mark Achtemeier

Marie Achtemeier