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Dr. Anthony Bateza

April 5, 2022

Dr. Anthony Bateza is an Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of the Race, Ethnic, Gender and Sexuality Studies department at St. Olaf College, and an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCA). He earned degrees from Iowa State University (B.S.), Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (M.Div.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).


Anthony is a specialist in Martin Luther, moral theology and Christian ethics. His research examines Luther’s understanding of human agency and his relationship with the virtue tradition. His other scholarly interests include the broader Augustinian tradition, the impact of Luther’s thought on 19th century philosophy, and questions of race, identity and social justice.