Mark Mattes

Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Grand View College
Des Moines, IA
Mark Mattes


Mark Mattes serves as Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, and previously served parishes in Gardner, Illinois, and Antigo, Wisconsin.  He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago, an M.Div. from Luther Seminary and a BA from St. Olaf College, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Mattes has authored The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology, co-authored Imaging the Journey, co-translated Theology the Lutheran Way by Oswald Bayer, co-edited the collected papers of Gerhard Forde, A More Radical Gospel and The Preached God. He serves on the Board of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for Theology/Religious Studies and edits Lutheran Quarterly and Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology.

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