Dr. Joerg Rieger Receives Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award

DALLAS (SMU) – The Rev. Dr. Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, received the John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award at the 2015 meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.   

 Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
Dr. Joerg Rieger
2015 John G. Gammie Award Recipient
Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University 

Gammie Award recipients are recognized by their peers nationally or internationally for the quality and importance of their work.

Professor Rieger is the second Gammie Award recipient from Perkins (after Dr. Bill Farmer, 1987), and the third recipient from SMU (including Dr. Joe Tyson, 1993).

See previous list of Gammie Award recipients.

The Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS) was established in 1974 to encourage, support, and coordinate scholarly activities in the field of religious studies in the Southwest. The Commission serves as the umbrella for the regional American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Society of Biblical Literature.

As the author and editor of 17 books and more than 120 articles, Professor Rieger is nationally and internationally known as a theologian and lecturer whose publications have been translated into six different languages. He has lectured in 14 different countries. 

See Dr. Rieger's schedule of speaking engagements for spring 2015 [PDF].

See Dr. Rieger's Curriculum Vitae.

Dr. Rieger's website: www.joergrieger.com

For more information about Perkins School of Theology or Dr. Rieger, contact the Office of Public Affairs, 214.768.1393, perkins@smu.edu.  


Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.