David Augsburger

Senior Professor of Pastoral Care and CounselingSchool of Theology

Contact Information
BA, Eastern Mennonite College
BD, Eastern Mennonite Seminary
PhD, School of Theology at Claremont

David Augsburger, who has taught at Fuller since 1990, is senior professor of pastoral care and counseling in the School of Theology.

The author of 20 books in pastoral counseling, marriage, conflict, and human relations, Augsburger's most recent writings are Dissident Discipleship: Self-Surrender, Love of God, and Love of Neighbor (2006), Hate-Work: Working through the Pain and Pleasures of Hate (2004), The New Freedom of Forgiveness (2000), Helping People Forgive (1996), and Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures: Pathways and Patterns (1995). Other well-known works include Conflict Mediation Across Cultures (1992), Sustaining Love: Healing and Growth in the Passages of Marriage (1989), and the “Caring Enough” series beginning with the widely published Caring Enough to Confront (1980; latest reprint 2012). Before coming to Fuller, Augsburger taught at seminaries in Chicago, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. For over a decade, he served as radio spokesperson for the Mennonite Churches. His productions won ten awards for creative religious broadcasting. He has written feature articles that have appeared in over 100 different periodicals.

An ordained minister of the Mennonite Church and a diplomat of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Augsburger has taught counseling and led workshops internationally, and practiced supervision and therapy.

Courses Taught

  • CN504: Family Therapy and Pastoral Counseling
  • CN506: Conflict and Conciliation
  • CN535: Grief, Loss, Death, and Dying
  • CN560: Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures
  • CN840: Pastoral Psychotherapy
  • CN865/565: Reconciliation, Forgiveness, and Healing
  • OD755: Managing Conflict in the Local Church

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Pastoral counseling, conflict management in the church, cross-cultural counseling and theology, cross-cultural conflict and mediation, forgiveness and reconciliation, hatred, prejudice, and violence

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