Marit Trelstad

Endowed Chair of Lutheran Studies

Marit Trelstad

Office Location: Hauge Administration Building - 220-C

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Additional Titles/Roles

  • Professor of Constructive and Lutheran Theologies
  • Director for Vocational Reflection


  • Ph.D., Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University, 2000
  • M.A., Systematic Theology, Luther Northwestern Seminary, 1994
  • B.A., Religion and English, St. Olaf College, 1989


  • Lutherrenaissance: Past and Present (Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte) Bilingual Edition (V&R Academic 2014) : View Book
  • Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today - Editor (Fortress Press 2006) : View Book


Marit Trelstad is Professor of Constructive and Lutheran Theology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Her scholarly work combines feminist, process and Lutheran theologies and has focused on Christology, theological anthropology, the doctrine of God, and science and religion (including economics, geoengineering and ecology). As a contributor and editor, she published Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today (Fortress, 2006) and contributed to Transformative Lutheran Theologies (Fortress, 2010) and Lutherrenaissance: Past and Present (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015) along with several other journals and books.

Summer Theological Conference: Presentation Two - Dr. Marit Trelstad

Summer Theological Conference: Presentation Four - Dr. Marit Trelstad

"Luther’s Theology of Music and Singing with the Lutherans" Dr. Marit Trelstad, University Chair of Lutheran Studies, and "The Church's Song: Always in Reform" Dr. David Cherwien, Director of The National Lutheran Choir