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Dr. Ann Fritschel

Ann L. Fritschel, Ph. D.
Professor of Hebrew Bible; The Rev. Dr. Frank L. and Joyce S. Benz Professor in Scripture; Director of the Center for Theology and Land

E-Mail: afritschel@wartburgseminary.edu
Office Number:   308 Fritschel Hall
Office Phone:   (563) 589-0308
Fax: (563) 589-0333


Photo - Ann Fritschel
BI 222W & BI 224W Hebrew Language and Bible I & II
(with Gwen Sayler and May Persaud)
BI 210W Introduction to Islam
BI 211W Reading the Qur'an and its Interpreters
BI 228W 8th Century Prophets and Social Justice
BI 231- 232-233W Pericopes of the Minor Prophets, the Writings, and the Wisdom Literature
BI 260W Jesus in the Bible and Qur'an
BI 297W Transforming and Transformative Bible Study
BI 334W Psalms in Israel's Worship
BI 335W Isaiah
BI 336W Jeremiah
IN 201W Readings in Global Theologies
IN 306W Bible in the Parish: Biblical Stewardship
IN 306W Bible in the Parish: Bible and Film
MN 195W Rural Plunge
MN 294W Exploring Contemporary Issues in Rural America through Film


Stewardship in Challenging Times. Luther Academy of the Rockies, 2012 - power point slides:

  1. Stewardship Context
  2. Justification and Consumerism
  3. Stewardship as Reformation
  4. Stewardship as Spiritual Practice
  5. Stewardship for the Next Generation
  6. Bibliography (one-page PDF document)
“The Pastoral Practice of Complex Analysis” in Currents in Theology and Mission. October 2011, pp. 337-341.
The Hidden Hand of God: Wisdom Tales from Ruth, Daniel and Esther. Women of the ELCA Bible Study, 2008-2009. (Co-authored with Gwen Sayler).
Song of Songs, Introduction and Commentary in the Lutheran Study Bible. Augsburg Fortress 2009.
“Armbands, Magic”, “Augury”, and “Bar-Jesus” entries in New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary. Abingdon Press, 2005.
“Individual Laments as Communal Hymns” in The Difficult but Indispensable Church. Augsburg Fortress 2002.


Dr. Fritschel has extensive knowledge in the following categories and is able to serve as a resource on:

  • History, literature, and theology of the Hebrew Bible
  • Islam
  • Methods of biblical interpretation
  • Spirituality and theology of the psalms
  • Stewardship
Doctor of Philosophy
Emory University
Master of Divinity
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Click here for complete curriculum vitae

Professor Ann Fritschel, a Wartburg Seminary graduate, celebrated her 25th anniversary of ordination in 2011. After serving churches in Dickinson, Mohall and Hamerly N.D., she got her Ph.D from Emory University and joined the Wartburg Faculty in 1996. With a strong interest and passion in rural ministry, she also serves as the Director of the Center for Theology and Land. Ann has presented numerous workshops on the psalms, Islam and stewardship, as well as leading several synod assembly bible studies. Her passions as an instructor is to help students gain their own voices and biblical interpreters and discover ways to created proclaim the Gospel in today's challenging and changing contexts. She enjoys traveling (as long as people drive on the right side of the road), reading and needlepoint. She is owned by two cats, both of whom like her sister better. She is a descendant of Gottfried Fritschel, one of the founders of Wartburg Seminary.

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