Howard J. Loewen serves as dean of the School of Theology and professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Loewen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He completed his BA in Philosophy and BTh in Theology through the University of Winnipeg, and his MDiv and PhD in Historical Theology at Fuller Seminary. He also engaged in postdoctoral studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Loewen has taught and published in the field of theology over a period of three decades in Canada and the United States. During this time he served as academic dean of the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (1992–1995) and provost of Fresno Pacific University (1995–2001). He has been involved in pastoral, denominational, and global ministries, as well as in national and international ecumenical dialogue. In 2001 he returned to Pasadena when he was appointed dean of Fuller’s School of Theology and professor of theology and ethics. He is involved in the Center for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS) in the School of Theology as a teacher and advisor of doctoral students, and specializes in the theology of Karl Barth.
Loewen is currently a confirmed member of the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, the oldest Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Scripture and tradition, systematic theology, theological ethics, Anabaptist-Mennonite theology, Karl Barth and evangelicalism, just peace theology, ecumenical formation