Carl Volz (1933-1998) was professor of church history at St. Paul’s Lutheran Seminary in Minnesota. Volz earned a doctorate from Fordham University in 1966. He received master’s degrees from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Washington University, St. Louis. Volz did further study at Cambridge University, England; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; the University of Chicago and the Ecumenical Institute, Collegeville, where he was a resident scholar. Volz was an historian of the early and medieval church. He personally supervised the archeological work at Caesarea in Israel. He has also been guest professor in Papua New Guinea; Bangalore, South India; Seoul, Korea; and in Tokyo.
Married to Lydia, they have five children and eight grandchildren.