TH533 From Africa to Anatolia: Mothers and Fathers of the Church
TH536 What Does it Mean to Be Human? Help from the Early Church
TH126 Summative Evaluation (for MA students)
October 16, Plenary lecture at Finkenwalde Day, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL.
October 28, Preaching, Vespers Service, Freedom Village, Holland, MI.
November 17: Chairing session on biblical exegesis and the development of Christological doctrine, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
January 24-26, “Going to Church with Augustine,” Calvin College Symposium on Worship, Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI.
Han-luen Kantzer Komline
Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology
Dr. Han-luen Kantzer Komline joined the faculty at Western Theological Seminary in 2014. Her research focuses on early Christian theology, especially the thought of Augustine, and has been published in Revue d’études augustiniennes et patristiques, Modern Theology, Studia Patristica, and Augustinian Studies, among other journals. Her current major project is about the transformation of early Christian attitudes toward “new” and “old.” Dr. Kantzer Komline’s first book, Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. She serves on the steering committee of the Development of Early Christian Theology section of the Society for Biblical Literature, on the board of the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia, and as an elder in her local congregation, Pillar Church. She is ordained in the Reformed Church in America.
“I see my vocation at Western Theological Seminary as Elizabethan. The biblical character Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist. She raised up a herald of the kingdom of heaven. My task is to nurture and raise up women and men who will lead the church in mission by doing what John the Baptist did, joyfully welcoming and proclaiming the coming of Christ.”