United Theological Seminary


Paul E. Capetz


UNITED faculty

B.A. University of California at Los Angeles
M.Div. Yale Divinity School
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Teaching and Research
Historical and systematic theology
Theological ethics

God: A Brief History, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003

Christian Faith as Religion: A Study in the Theologies of Calvin and Schleiermacher, University Press of America, 1998; reprint, 2011

Articles, Essays and Other Published Works
The Monotheizing Process: Its Origins and Development. By James A. Sanders. Eugene: Cascade, 2014. 62-82.

“The Old Testament and the Question of Judaism in Reformed Theology: Calvin, Schleiermacher, and Barth.” Journal of Reformed Theology 8.2 (2014): 121-68.

“Theology and the Historical-Critical Study of the Bible.” Harvard Theological Review 104.4 (October 2011): 459-88.

“Reformation Views on Celibacy: An Analogy for Gay Protestants Today.” The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity. Ed. Margaret D. Kamitsuka. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2010. 115-31.

Patte, Daniel, ed. “God, Christian Views Of: A Historical Overview.” Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 462-64.

“A New Theology for the Churches.” The Ecumenist 47.2 (Spring 2010): 8–14.

“The Old Testament as a Witness to Jesus Christ: Historical Criticism and Theological Exegesis of the Bible according to Karl Barth.” Journal of Religion 90.4 (October 2010): 475–506.

Gerhard Ebeling: Eine Biographie, by Albrecht Beutel. Zeitschrift Für Neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 19.2 (2012): 337-41.

The Tragic Vision of African American Religion, by Matthew V. Johnson. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32.2 (2012): 215–16.

Reinhold Niebuhr on Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith, by Richard Crouter; Reinhold Niebuhr Revisited: Engagements with an American Original, edited by Daniel F. Rice; Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics: God and Power, edited by Richard Harries and Stephen Platten. Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 18.1 (2011): 182–88.

Moses Mendelssohn: Eine Biographie, by Shmuel Feiner. Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 17.1 (2010): 130–32.


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