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David Lauber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology

On Faculty since 2000
630.752.5055
BGC 518


“The gospel is not the mystery of incomprehensible darkness but the mystery of incomprehensible light. It is not that we see so little of what God has done that we are puzzled, but that in the light of God’s revelation in Christ we see so much of what God has done that we are dazzled.” Robert McAfee Brown

The more I study and teach theology, the more I see that theology must be practiced with love, gratitude, joy, and wonder. This lesson is something that I strive to instill in students as I assist them in the ongoing pursuit of thinking and living in a Christian way in the contemporary world. My teaching and research focuses on Christian doctrine and ethics. Other interests include traditional and contemporary understandings of divine attributes, the interrelationship between systematic and pastoral theology, and teaching theology within the setting of the liberal arts, with particular attention to theological themes in modern literature. In addition to an edited volume, I am currently writing a book on divine and human patience.

Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Systemic Theology, 1999

Yale Divinity School
M.A.R., Theology, 1992

Wheaton College
B.A., Philosophy, 1989

  • Theology from the Majority World
  • Divine Attributes
  • Modern and Contemporary Theology
  • Theology and Literature
  • Divine and Human Love
  • The Person and Work of Christ
  • Suffering
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Karl Barth Society of North America
  • Modern and Contemporary Theology
  • Divine and human love
  • Divine and human patience
  • The person and work of Christ
  • BITH 111 Gospel, Church and Culture
  • BITH 315/316 Christian Thought
  • BITH 372 Historical Theology
  • BITH 374 Systematic Theology
  • BITH 375 Christian Ethics
  • BITH 377 The Love of God
  • BITH 382 Theology of the Church
  • BITH 388 Christology
  • BITH 391 Doctrine of Salvation
  • BITH 396 Roman Catholic Theology
  • BITH 485 Theology of Martin Luther
  • BITH 488 Theology of Karl Barth
  • BITH 489 Black Theology
  • BITH 494 Senior Seminar: Global Christianity
  • BITH 565 Christian Theology
  • BITH 567 The Nature and Ministry of the Church
  • BITH 656 Historical Theology: Contemporary Theology
  • BITH 673 Christian Ethics
  • CORE 101 First Year Seminar: Enduring Questions - What is Love?
Who are Human Beings. Theology Questions Everyone Asks: Christian Faith in Plain Language. David Lauber. 2014
 
Hell. The Westminster Companion to Karl Barth. David Lauber. 2013