Sam Torvend

Religion Department

Sam Torvend

Office Location:Hauge Administration Building - Room 222 J


  • Professional


  • Ph.D., Historical Theology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, 1990
  • M.A., Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa, 1980
  • M.Div., Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, 1978
  • B.A., History, Pacific Lutheran University, 1973


  • Flowing Water, Uncommon Birth: Christian Baptism in a Post-Christian Culture (Fortress Press 2014) : View Book
  • Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered Fragments (Fortress Press 2008) : View Book
  • Daily Bread, Holy Meal: Opening The Gifts Of Holy Communion (Augsberg Fortress 2004) : View Book
  • Through a Child's Eyes: Poems and Stories About War co-edited with Victor Klimoski (Plain View Press 2001) : View Book


  • K. T. Tang Award for Excellence in Research 2006