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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Death of a Gettysburg Seminary professor emeritus
The Rev. Roy J. Enquist died Tuesday evening, April 13, 2010, following a brief battle with leukemia.
Memorial arrangements will be shared when they are known. The Seminary’s prayers extend to Mia Enquist, their family and loved ones.
The Rev. Roy J. Enquist
The Rev. Dr. Enquist, an ordained Lutheran minister, was appointed Ecumenist at Washington National Cathedral in the spring of 2000, serving as the principal advisor and planner on matters regarding the Episcopal Cathedral's relationship with other faiths and denominations.Pr. Enquist received his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was professor emeritus of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg where he served as professor from 1980 to 1998. He had also served as visiting professor at theological schools in both Namibia and South Africa.
Additionally, Pr. Enquist has authored various works, including The Courage to Believe which was released in 2009. He served as an assistant professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and as a professor of theology at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin from 1965 to 1980. He had also served as the assistant executive secretary of the Division of College and University Work of the National Lutheran Council and had studied as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.