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O. P. Kretzmann

American academic and Lutheran pastor


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Otto Paul Kretzmann was a Lutheran pastor, professor, author, and long-tenured president of Valparaiso University.Early life and education Otto Paul Kretzmann was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1901 and grew up in New York City in a Lutheran family. His father, grandfather, and five brothers were all Lutheran pastors. He was called 'John' by family and close friends, but later went by and published under his initials, 'O. P.'. Kretzmann graduated from Concordia Collegiate Institute in Bronxville, New York in 1920. He attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated in 1924 with a master's degree in sacred theology. Kretzmann later studied for, but did not finish, further graduate degrees at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago.

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Valparaiso University

Lutheran university in Indiana

Concordia Seminary

Postsecondary institution to train pastors and church workers of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Concordia College

Lutheran Liberal Art college in New York, closed in 2021

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#2333 World Rank
Religious Studies