Miroslav Volf - Teaching


In 1979, the year he completed his studies at Fuller, Volf began his teaching career as a lecturer in systematic theology at his alma mater in Croatia. Doctoral studies and compulsory military service interrupted his regular teaching, though he continued to offer intensive courses at the same institution. After submitting his doctoral dissertation, Volf returned to full-time teaching. From 1984 until 1991 he served as professor of systematic theology at the Evangelical-Theological Seminary, which had by then moved to his native Osijek.

In 1991, Volf took a position as an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller, succeeding his former teacher at that institution, Paul King Jewett. He remained in this position until 1997 when Fuller appointed him to a full professorship. Throughout this time, he continued to teach in Osijek as his full-time contract with Fuller included provisions for teaching two courses every year in Croatia—an act of generosity on Fuller’s part aimed toward rebuilding theological education in Eastern Europe after the end of the Cold War. In 1998 Volf took the position that he still holds, that of Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT.

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