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Gilson Waldkoenig - United Lutheran Seminary

Gilson A. C. Waldkoenig

Paulssen-Hale-Maurer Professor of Church in Society and Director of TCCI

The Rev. Dr. Gil Waldkoenig was called to Gettysburg Seminary in 1995 following the completion of his PhD at the University of Chicago. He was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor with tenure, and to Full Professor of Church in Society in the BB Maurer Chair for Town and Country Church Ministry. Since 1995 he has also directed the Town and Country Church Institute (TCCI) of the Seminary which focuses on churches in open country and small towns with population up to 10,000.


Ph.D, University of Chicago
M.Div., Gettysburg Seminary
B.A., Gettysburg College


Review, “The Telling Takes Us Home,” Journal of Appalachian Studies, 2017
“Religion of Liberty Hyde Bailey,” paper at Agricultural History Society, 2016
Review, “The End of White Christian America” by R. P. Jones, in Seminary Ridge Review, 2016
“Ecological Restoration and Scenes of Grace” in Journal of Lutheran Ethics 15:2 (Feb 2015) http://www.elca.org/JLE/Articles/1073
“From Commodity to Community: Churches and the Land They Own,” The Cresset LXXVII: 5 (2013) http://thecresset.org/2013/Trinity/Waldkoenig_T13.html
Review, Chasing Ice (film) in Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (2013)
“Scenes and Means of Grace,” Dialog: A Journal of Theology (Winter 2011)
“Country Life Movement” in Encyclopedia of Rural America (Grey House 2008/12)
“Moravians,” “Lutherans,” “Glossolalia,” and Harmonists (in “Communal Societies”) in Encyclopedia of Appalachia (University of Tennessee Press 2006)
Cooperating Congregations (Alban 2000)
Symbiotic Community (UPA 1996)
The Lost Land (Tyrone 1995)

Mailing Address

61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325


Phone: 717-338-3029

Email: gwaldkoenig@ULS.edu

Website: https://tcci.live