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David Lauber, Ph.D.

Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies,
Professor of Theology

On Faculty since 2000
BGH 513

“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
  • Gospel, Church and Culture (BITH 111)
  • Christian Thought (BITH 315/316)
  • Historical Theology (BITH 372)
  • Systematic Theology (BITH 374) 
  • Christian Ethics (BITH 375)
  • The Love of God (BITH 377)
  • Theology of the Church (BITH 382)
  • Christology (BITH 388)
  • Doctrine of Salvation (BITH 391)
  • Roman Catholic Theology (BITH 396)
  • Theology of Martin Luther (BITH 485)
  • Theology of Karl Barth (BITH 488)
  • Black Theology (BITH 489)
  • Senior Seminar: Global Christianity (BITH 494)
  • Christian Theology (BITH 565)
  • The Nature and Ministry of the Church (BITH 567)
  • Historical Theology: Contemporary Theology (BITH 656)
  • Christian Ethics (BITH 673)
  • First Year Seminar: Enduring Questions—What is Love? (CORE 101)
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