Dr. Kristen E. Kvam

Professor of Theology

Phone: 913-253-5020
Email: kriskvam@spst.edu
Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Emory University
STM, MDiv, Yale University
BA, St. Olaf College

"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).
Eight Life-Enriching Practices of United Methodists (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001).

Kris Kvam