Wolfhart Pannenberg published his magnum opus, the three-volume Systematic
Theology, in the 1990s.
Born in 1928 in Stettin, Germany, Pannenberg began his theological studies at
the University of Berlin after World War II and also studied at the University
of Göttingen and the University of Basel. He completed his doctoral
dissertation at the University of Heidleberg. He studied under theologians Karl
Barth and Edmund Schlink, among others. Pannenberg has
drawn together religion and science through much of his life.
He has also contributed substantially to the philosophy of history and the philosophy of science. He has been called an "eschatological
realist" and a great interdisciplinary thinker.