Dean O. Wenthe, Ph.D.

Professor of Exegetical Theology
President Emeritus


Dr. Wenthe served as president of Concordia Theological Seminary, 1996-2011, and is currently professor of Exegetical Theology. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. (1971), received his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. (1975), an M.A. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. He served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Atlantic, Iowa, and pastoral assistant, Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, Ind. He is the interim president of the Concordia University System for The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Dr. Wenthe is the general editor of the Concordia Commentary series (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House) and associate editor of the Concordia Self-Study Bible (CPH). He edited the volume on Jeremiah/Lamentations in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Downers Grove, Ill.:InterVarsity Press, 2009.)

Collected Writings

A comment on August, 2007 ELCA Churchwide Assemby decision on Homosexuality
Things Truthful, Beautiful, and Forever

Essays on the Catechism
Introduction - The Ten Commandments
Introduction - The Creeds
Introduction - The Our Father
Introduction - Baptism
Introduction - The Keys
Introduction - Communion