Union Theological Seminary Academics


Daniel J. Rohrer

Daniel Rohrer

Social Ethics
Theology Consortium


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Candler School of Theology, Emory University
M.Div. 2007, concentration in hermeneutics and systematic theology

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
2005-2006 Exchange student, Theologische Fakultät

Denison University
1999 B.A. Religion (Alternative Hermeneutics), B.A. English (Creative Writing)
Thesis: Beyond Pacifism: Reinhold Niebuhr, Karl Barth, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Problem of War


Dan Rohrer holds a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in English from Denison University and an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He also studied at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. His research focuses on Protestant pacifism in Europe and the United States from World War II to the present, with attention to the ways virtue ethics and the just war tradition can be applied to Christian contexts in an era of postmodern difference politics.

Advisor: Gary Dorrien


"The Virtue of Nonviolence in Human LIberation."  University of Oslo, October 2013.

"Jesus Represents a God Who Feeds People." Bread Blog, Bread for the World, June 4, 2013.

Panelist, Reformulating Human Liberation, 2012
Union Theological Seminary, University of Oslo, and University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2012
"Liberation from War: Militarism, Racism, Capitalism, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vietnam Speech."

"Reinhold Niebuhr and the War on Terrorism." The Denison Journal of Religion, Volume 2:1, Spring 2002.



RST 208: Catholicism in Contemporary Society: Ethics and Morality. At Iona College. Fall 2012, Fall 2013.

Teaching Fellow

CE 349: Feminist, Queer, and Early Christian Critiques of Family. Fall 2011. With Kelby Harrison.

ST 103: Foundations in Christian Theology. Fall 2012, Fall 2013. With James H. Cone.

ST 104: Foundations in Christian Theology. Spring 2012, Spring 2013. With Christopher Morse.

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