Concordia Lutheran Seminary


Richard A. Beinert, B.A. (Hon), B.C.S, M.Div., M.A., Ph.D., adjunct (Historical Theology)

University of Alberta, Edmonton AB (B.A.(Hon) 1992); Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, Camrose AB (B.C.S. 1994); Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton AB (M.Div. 1996; Th.Dipl. 1998); Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's NL (M.A. 2003); University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB (Ph.D. 2013); Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Westbank BC (1998-2005); Associate pastor, Saint James Lutheran Church, Winnipeg MB (2006-2009) Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Winnipeg MB (since 2009); adjunct professor, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton AB (since 2004); guest professor, St. John's College, Winnipeg MB (2007-2009); sessional instructor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB (2007-2009, 2014); PAT Mentor (since 2007); PAT program steering committee member (since 2008); visiting research scholar, History Department (Art History program), University of Winnipeg (2014-2016).  

Courses taught:

Old Curriculum:  H-130 Lutheran Reformation; H-231 Early Christianity; H-280 Lutheran Church in Canada

New Curriculum: HIS 110 Apostolic Fathers through the 7th Ecumenical Council; HIS 120 Middle Ages and Reformation; PRX 250 Spirituality

Research interests:

Academic Interests:
Patristics; Traditions Medieval/Reformation Spirituality and the practice of Spiritual Formation; Cross-Cultural Missions & Ministry (Including Deaf Ministry); Theology & Theory of Conversion; Contemporary Trends in Popular Piety.

Current Research:
Medieval/Reformation traditions of lectio divina (devotional reading) and contemporary literacy theories; Visual dimensions of Reformation theologies & devotional cultures; appropriation of the patristic inheritance within Reformation Lutheranism.