Grant Odhner

Assistant Professor of Religion

Rev. Odhner, who serves on the faculty of the Theological School and teaches religion courses, brings to his teaching many years of experience as a pastor. One of his pastorates placed him as headmaster of a church elementary school, giving him the opportunity to teach religion and do curricular work related to it. His first love is the beautiful theology of the New Church, which names and describes a God whose love and goals are simple and compelling, and whose wisdom in approaching these goals is unassailably reasonable to those willing to consider it with the eyes of faith. He feels privileged to teach a course on this God. Rev. Odhner also loves nature and natural history.


  • M.Div., Bryn Athyn College
  • B.S., State University of New York–Plattsburgh


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