Craig R Koester
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor and Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Chair of New Testament

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Curriculum Vitae for Craig R Koester

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Craig R Koester is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Apocalypse Now: A Study of Revelation
  • The Death and Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of John
  • The Word of Life: A Study of John's Gospel



Cities of Revelation Web Tour
The book of Revelation, like the letters of Paul, speaks to Christians contending with issues in the places where they live. The opening chapters of Revelation tell us about Christians in seven different cities. This web tour, designed by Craig Koester, is a vivid way to learn more about the situation of the book's first readers.
Journeys of Paul Web Tour
Paul's life and writings show how the gospel addressed people in cities throughout the ancient world. This web tour, designed by Craig Koester, enables modern readers to follow the routes traveled by Paul and to connect Paul's message with the contexts in which he worked.


View a detailed curriculum vitae for Craig R Koester. This includes education, professional positions, activities, memberships and publications.

Ph.D.Union Theological Seminary
New York, NY
M.Div.Luther Theological Seminary
St. Paul, MN
B.A.St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN


Craig Koester received a B.A. from Saint Olaf College, an M.Div. from Luther Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He served as a parish pastor for several years in Princeton, Minnesota, and joined the faculty of Luther Seminary in 1986. He was appointed to the Asher O. and Carrie Nasby chair of New Testament Studies in 2012.

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