B.A.Wheaton College

M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame


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 CV for Han-luen Kantzer Komline

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  • TH100 Church History I
  • TH113 Systematic Theology I
  • TH532 Augustine of Hippo: His Life and Thought
  • TH533 From Africa to Anatolia: Mothers and Fathers of the Church
  • TH536 What Does it Mean to Be Human? Help from the Early Church
  • TH124 Credo
  • TH126 Summative Evaluation (for MA students)

Speaking Engagements


  • Mar 27 – public lecture: “Augustine and Innovation: Time, Eternity, Creativity” at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 7:30-9:00pm
  • April 22 – Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow public lecture at Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 4:30pm
  • May 16 & 18 – “New Perspectives on the Old in Early Christianity,” Colloqium for winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award, Research Center for International and Interdisciplinary Theology, Heidelberg, Germany
  • May 21-23 – presenting “Reconsidering Reconsiderations: Rereading Augustine as Heavenly Scribe,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL
  • June 10 – Response to Paul Blowers at Dabar Conference 2020, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL

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 patristiquesModern TheologyStudia Patristica, and Augustinian Studies, among other journals.  Her first book is Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account and her current major project is about the transformation of early Christian attitudes toward “new” and “old.”  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.

Dr. Kantzer Komline will be at Villanova University for the spring semester of 2020 as the Patricia H. Imbesi St. Augustine Fellow.

“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.”