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Theodore J. Koontz, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Peace Studies

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Ph.D., Harvard University, 1985
M.A., Harvard University, 1980
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School, 1972
B.A., Bethel College, Kansas, 1969

Before coming to AMBS in 1982, Ted taught at Goshen College and Notre Dame. He also was a pastor in Oklahoma (1968–69) and executive secretary of Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section (1972–76). He spent a sabbatical and service leave from 1988 to 1990 as an MCC volunteer teaching in the Philippines and taught in Rwanda and Burundi during the summer of 2003.


  • Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution by John Howard Yoder (Brazos, 2009) co-editor
  • ”Thinking Ethically about War Against Iraq,” in Mennonite Quarterly Review (January 2003)
  • “Mennonite Education Administration: An Outside View,” in Mennonite Education in a Post-Christian World (CMBC Publications, 1998)
  • “Noncombatant Immunity in Michael Walzer’s Just and Unjust Wars,” in Ethics and International Affairs, Volume 11 (1997)
  • Godward: Personal Stories of Grace (Herald, 1996), editor and contributor
  • “Christian Nonviolence: An Interpretation” in The Ethics of War and Peace (Princeton University, 1996)