Professor of Historical Theology
Ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
|University of California at Los Angeles
Yale Divinity School
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
“Theology and the Historical-Critical Study of the Bible.” Harvard Theological Review 104, no. 4 (October 2011): 459–88.
“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, no. 4 (October 2010): 475–506.
“Friedrich Schleiermacher on the Old Testament.” Harvard Theological Review 102, no. 3 (2009): 297–326.
Gustafson, James M. Library of Theological Ethics. Moral Discernment in the Christian Life: Essays in Theological Ethics. Edited and with an introduction by Theo A. Boer and Paul E. Capetz. Louisville and London: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007.
“Theology and the Non-Theological Study of Religion: A Critical Assessment of Schleiermacher’s Legacy.” In Subjectivity and Truth: Proceedings of the Schleiermacher-Kierkegaard Congress, edited by Theodor Jorgensen et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006.
“The First Commandment as a Theological and Ethical Imperative.” In The Ten Commandments: The Reciprocity of Faithfulness, edited by William P. Brown. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004.
“Defending the Reformed Tradition? Problematic Aspects of the Appeal to Biblical and Confessional Authority in the Present Theological Crisis Confronting the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).” The Journal of Presbyterian History 79, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 23–39.
“Contemporary Theology and the Task of Preaching.” The Clergy Journal (November-December 2001).
Paul at 651.255.6130.