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Born 1955 in Stavanger, Norway. Graduated from MF Norwegian School of Theology 1980 and was ordained a minister in Church of Norway (Lutheran) in 1981. Missionary in Japan from 1986, Lecturer in historical theology, Kobe Lutheran Seminary from 1989, professor from 1995, and still teaching there a few weeks every year. Doctor of Theology from Asian Graduate School of Theology 1995. Associate professor at School of Mission and Theology (now a part of VID Specialized University), Stavanger, Norway, from 1999, professor in systematic theology from 2009. Has published articles and books on Luther and the Reformation, apophatic theology, and the epistemological challenge of divine difference. See also https://knutalfsvag.academia.edu/ and www.alfsvag.com.

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