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Kyle Roberts

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Schilling Professor of Public Theology
and Church and Economic Life

Appointed 2014

Kyle Roberts (Ph.D.) is Schilling Professor of Public Theology and the Church and Economic Life at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Roberts has published essays on Kierkegaard and modern theology, including several essays in the series Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources (Ashgate / University of Copenhagen) and other collected volumes on various topics, including Pietism, Karl Barth, eschatology, and Christian spirituality. Roberts has published Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God (Cascade, 2013) and has recently completed a co-authored commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Eerdmans) and a book about the virgin birth (Fortress).

At United, Roberts teaches Public Theology, Christian Ethics, Historical Theology (modern period), Senior Capstone Seminar, and various electives—including Evil, Death, and Alienation and Eschatology and Hope.

Education
B.A. Wheaton College
M.Div. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Teaching and Research
Biblical and systematic theology
Christian thought
Kierkegaard
Theology and social science

Contact
kroberts@unitedseminary.edu or 651.255.6140

Links
Blog, Unsystematic Theology

Publications
Books

Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God
Cascade, 2013

Books Chapters
(since 2010)

“Scriptures.” In Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Vol. 10, Kierkegaard and Theology, Volume 15, Tome VI, edited by Jon Stewart. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.

“Edifying Discourses/Sermons/Deliberations.” In Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Vol. 10, Kierkegaard and Theology, Volume 15, Tome II, edited by Jon Stewart. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.

“Existentialism in Theology.” In The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought, James Beilby and Chad Meister. Routledge, 2013.

“The Living Word and the Word of God: The Pietist Impulse in Kierkegaard and Grundtvig.” In The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, edited by Christian Collins Winn, G. W. Carlson, and Chris Gehrz. Cascade, 2012.

“Francis Schaeffer: How Not to Read Kierkegaard,” “Reinhold Niebuhr: The Logic of Paradox for a Theology of Human Nature,” “Helmut Thielicke: Kierkegaard’s Subjectivity for a Theology of Being.” In Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Vol. 10, Kierkegaard and Theology, edited by Jon Stewart. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.

“A Destitute Beggar and a Resurrected Friend: Kierkegaard’s Use of Lazarus,” “An Active Faith and a Grateful Heart: Kierkegaard’s Use of James,” “The Pitiable Prototype: Kierkegaard’s Use of Peter.” In Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Vol. 1, Kierkegaard and the Bible, edited by Jon Stewart. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2010.