Mark A. Granquist came to Luther Seminary as Visiting Professor of Church History in 2007. Previously he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn. (2000-2007).
Granquist has served in parish ministry or ELCA higher education since his ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in 1988. He was pastor of youth and education at Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minn., 1988-1992. He was Visiting Assisting Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., through 2000, serving at times as interim pastor during that period.
Granquist is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, The American Society of Church History and the Norwegian American Historical Association.
A 1979 graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., Granquist received the M.Div. degree from Yale University Divinity School in 1984, a certificate of studies from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1992.
He is the author of many book chapters, articles and essays, as well as the forthcoming Scandinavia Pietism (Classics of Western Spirituality) and co-author with Maria Erling of The Augustana Story: Shaping Lutheran Identity in North America, (2008).