Wolfhart Pannenberg is emeritus professor of systematic theology at the University of Munich. One of the best-known German theologians, Pannenberg was born in Stettin, Germany, in 1928. He began his theological studies at the University of Berlin after World War II and completed two doctoral dissertations as early as 1953 and 1955. He studied philosophy with Nicolai Hartman, Karl Jaspers, and Karl Loewith, and theology with Karl Barth, Gerhard von Rad, and Edmund Schlink. He lives in Grafeling, Germany.