Rev. Dr. Martin J. Lohrmann

Assistant Professor of Lutheran Confessions & Heritage

Office Number:
305 Fritschel Hall
Office Phone:
(563) 589-0305
(563) 589-0333


  • Faculty


HT 106W
Ages of Faith and Reform
HT 303W
Christianity in the Modern World
HT 104W
Foundations of the Church
HT 212W
Lutheran Confessions
HT 213E
Lutheran Confessions (online)
IN 106W
Spiritual Practices
MN 380W 2
Theological Reflection in Ministry


Doctor of Philosophy
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Master of Divinity
Wartburg Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts
Valparaiso University


A native of Walla Walla, Washington, Martin joined the Wartburg faculty in 2014. He lives in Dubuque with his wife Carrie and three children. They moved to Iowa from Philadelphia, PA, where Martin served as pastor of Christ Ascension Lutheran Church, was active in neighborhood, interfaith and clergy groups, and taught courses at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Reformed Episcopal Seminary, La Salle University and Gwynned Mercy University.In addition to his work in religious history, Martin enjoys spending time with family and friends, making music, traveling and reading.


Bugenhagen’s Jonah: Biblical Interpretation as Public Theology, Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2012.
Translator, Berndt Hamm, The Early Luther: Stages in a Reformation Reorientation, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013.
Co-Editor with Derek Cooper, Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Samuel 1-2, Kings 1-2, Chronicles 1-2, Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, expected 2016.
“Jonathan Rundman: Power Pop Lutheran” in Journal of the Lutheran Historical Conference 2013, Mark Granquist, ed. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press, 2015), 262-271.
“The Two Kinds of Righteousness, Squared” in Lutheran Forum 48, 2 (Summer 2014), 42-45.
“Bugenhagen’s Pastoral Care of Martin Luther” in Lutheran Quarterly 24, 2 (Summer 2010), 125-135.
“A Newly Discovered Report of Luther’s Reformation Breakthrough from Johannes Bugenhagen’s 1550 Jonah Commentary” in Lutheran Quarterly 22, 3 (Autumn 2008), 324-330.



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

  • Reformation History
  • Martin Luther and His Colleagues
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • American Lutheranism
  • History of Christianity
  • Religious Studies