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)
May 27-29 – Presenting paper, “Reconsidering Reconsiderations: Rereading Augustine as Heavenly Scribe,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago
Han-luen Kantzer Komline
Associate Professor of Church History and Theology
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. Dr. Kantzer Komline’s first book is Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account. Her current major project is about the transformation of early Christian attitudes toward “new” and “old.” Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Program (2008-2009), the Louisville Institute (2015-2017), and the Augustinian Institute at Villanova (2020). In 2020 she was a recipient of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.
Dr. Kantzer Komline 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 ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament 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.”