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Carl P. Cosaert (Dean)

(B.A. Union College [1989]; M.Div., Andrews University [1993]; M.A. Nazarene Theological Seminary [2000]; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New Testament and Early Christianity [2005])

Carl Cosaert is currently Dean of the School of Theology and  professor of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University. He has a passion for helping others understand the wonderful news of what God has done for the human race in Christ. A graduate from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, his desire to better understand Scripture has led him to complete two masters degrees and a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of North Carolina. He has been teaching in the School of Theology at Walla Walla University since 2005. Before earning his Ph.D., he served as a pastor for ten years in the Midwest. The combination of his experience as an ordained Adventist minister and his diverse academic background provides him with a rich perspective for his classes. He enjoys preaching and is the author of a number of published works. His most recent work is entitled, "Galatians: A Fiery Response to a Struggling Church." The book accompanied the 2011 Sabbath School Lesson Quarterly on Galatians, of which he is was the primary contributor. He is the author of several forthcoming projects, including the revised study notes on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians in the Andrews Study Bible (NIV), the commentary on Galatians for the Andrews Bible Commentary, and commentaries on 1 and 2 Timothy for the Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary.

His wife, Carol, is an elementary school teacher who loves working with kids. Their four adult children are Marissa, McKenzie, and  Matthew. Their oldest daughter Mindy is deceased.

Office:Administration Building School of Theology Rm 315
Office Hours:By appointment
Phone:Office: (509) 527-2456
Theology Dept: (509) 527-2194


Annual Council Presentation 2014 - Favoring the Ordination of Women
The Reliability of the NT Scriptures: Earliest Manuscript Evidence - Ministry, September, 2011
The Reliability of the NT Scriptures: Early Christians & the Codex - Ministry, November, 2011
A Broken Commandment or an Affirmation of Hope? - Ministry, March 2011

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Last update on September 17, 2018