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Kristen E. Kvam

Associate Professor of Theology
Phone: 913-253-5020
  • PhD, Emory University
  • STM, MDiv, Yale University
  • BA, St. Olaf College
Dr. Kristen Kvam

Preparing students for the work of doctrinal development undergirds my teaching at
Saint Paul School of Theology. I want students to see the development of
doctrine as an ongoing task through which the church assesses and articulates its
teachings on belief and practice.


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Discipline or Specialty


Representative Courses Taught
  • Theology of Elizabeth Johnson
  • Topics in Women, Society, and Church Studies
Recent Publications

"God's Heart Revealed in Eden: Luther on the Character of God and the Vocation of Humanity," in Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives, Mary J. Streufert, ed. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010).
"Relationship Between Episkope and Apostolic Succession: Continuity In, Through, and Across Time," Call To Unity, Issue 7 (December 2006), 40-44.

"Comfort: Resources from Martin Luther for Addressing Reproductive Loss," in Hope Deferred: Theological Reflections on Reproductive Loss (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2005).

"A Critique of Adamic Language" and "Confession of Sin," interrogative dialogues for "Sin and Evil," in Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, a Project of the Workgroup on Constructive Theology, Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland, eds. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005).

"The Significance of Luther's Ideas for the Churches of the 21st Century: a Feminist Perspective," in LutherJahrbuch: Organ der internationalen Lutherforschung 71 (2004), 65-71.

"Equality in Eden? Gender Dynamics and Luther's Lectures on the Creation of Adam and Eve," Seminary Ridge Review (Spring 2004).
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