From an early age Dietrich Seidel showed a keen interest in both science and religion. With a German father and Austrian mother he quickly became an international scholar. He studied engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and religion at the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in Barrytown, New York (Masters) and then at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada (Doctorate). As a professor, he won the Templeton Prize for developing a course on “Science and Religion.”
A diligent and reflective scholar, Dietrich has taught students on three continents: North America, Europe and Asia. He developed a passion for marriage and family enrichment, expressed both theoretically through his studies of such thinkers as Friedrich Schleiermacher and in practice through the many seminars and workshops he conducted together with his wife, Elisabeth.