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The Rev. Samuel Giere

Samuel Giere, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Biblical Interpretation

E-Mail: sgiere@wartburgseminary.edu
Office Number:   205 Fritschel Hall
Office Phone:   (563) 589-0225
Fax: (563) 589-0333 

Sam Giere's Personal Website

MN 130W From Text to Sermon
MN 230W Preaching
MN 332W Preaching the Hebrew Bible
MN 341W Parables, Postmodernity and Preaching
MN 342W With Ears to Hear
MN 346W Preaching and Stewardship
MN 399W Iceland (January 2012)
BI 249W Readings in Biblical Theology: Perspectives on Scripture (Fall 2012)
IN 102W Religion, Anthropology, and the Human World

“Babette's Feast,” in 50 Key Films: Bible and Cinema, Adele Reinhartz, ed; London: Routledge, forthcoming.
“The Eighth-Day Kiss of Psalm 85,” The Lutheran Forum 45/4 (Winter 2011) 10-13.
“Practice of Being Rooted in the Gospel,” Currents in Theology and Mission 38 (2011): 317-321.
Nancy Claire Pittman, Richard I. Pervo, S. D. Giere, and Shauna Hannan, New Proclamation: Year A, 2011, Easter through Christ the King (David B. Lott, ed; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010).
"This is my world!" Son of Man (Jezile) and Cross-Cultural Convergences of Bible and World, Journal of Religion and Film (forthcoming)
S.D. Giere, "Son of Man (Jezile): Annotated Transcription Based on Subtitles," November 2010

S.D. Giere, A New Glimpse of Day One: Intertextuality, History of Interpretation, and Genesis 1.1-5 (BZNW 172; de Gruyter, 2009)


  • Homiletics
  • Hermeneutics
  • History of the Interpretation of the Old Testament
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Septuagint Studies
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
Doctor of Philosophy
Unversity of St. Andrews, Scotland
Master of Divinity
Wartburg Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
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Samuel D Giere, a '97 alumnus, joined the Wartburg faculty in the summer of 2006. After serving as an associate pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota, he studied at St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, completing a PhD in Old Testament in 2006. His postgraduate work was on the history of the interpretation of Day One (Genesis 1.1-5). He has also taught Summer Greek at Wartburg Seminary and as an adjunct member of the Religion Department at Concordia College, Moorhead, and served as interim pastor at Norman and Davenport Lutheran Churches, in southeast North Dakota.

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