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Theology educator

Thomas Arthur Droege, American theology educator. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1956. Recipient O. P. Kretzmann Research award Valparaiso University, 1978, 81, 84, 88, Distinguished Teaching award, 1986-1987; Lilly faculty fellow, 1981-1982. Member American Association Pastoral Counselors.

Background

Droege, Thomas Arthur was born on April 10, 1931 in Seymour, Indiana, United States. Son of Walter Henry and Minna Lydia (Strasen) Droege.

Education

Bachelor, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1953;MST in Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1956;Master of Arts in Theology, University of Chicago, 1963;Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, University of Chicago, 1965.

Career

Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Oneida, New York, 1956-1960;instructor in theology, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1964-1965;assistant professor, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1966-1967;associate professor, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1968-1977;professor, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., since 1978;chairperson department theology, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1978-1991;University research professor, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1988-1989. Study director Medical Mission Conference, India, 1966-1967.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1956.

Works

Membership

Member American Association Pastoral Counselors.

Connections

Married Esther K. Kuehn, January 29, 1956. Children: Donna, Paula, Karla.

father:
Walter Henry Droege

mother:
Minna Lydia (Strasen) Droege

spouse:
Esther K. Kuehn

child:
Donna Droege

child:
Paula Droege

child:
Karla Droege