You are here

Paul R. Sponheim

Paul R. Sponheim (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor emeritus of systematic theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is author of eight other books, including Love's Availing Power (2011), Kierkegaard on Christ and Christian Coherence (1968), and contributor to many other works.

New Releases

Now available!

Existing Before God introduces readers to one of the most important nineteenth century Christian thinkers, Søren Kierkegaard. In this volume, Paul R. Sponheim, unfolds Kierkegaard's Sickness unto Death— a key text outlining the problem of the human condition and the paradoxical heart of authentic Christian faith, the qualitative difference between God and creatures and its synthesis in the God-man. Sponheim also draws out the connections between this text and Kierkegaard's larger theological and ethical vision, and the reception and significance of this text in the modern and contemporary theological tradition.

Book List

2 items
Release date: 
January 1, 2017

Existing Before God introduces readers to one of the most important nineteenth century Christian thinkers, Søren Kierkegaard. In this volume, Paul R. Sponheim, unfolds Kierkegaard's Sickness unto Death— a key text outlining the problem of the human condition and the paradoxical heart of authentic Christian faith, the qualitative difference between God and creatures and its synthesis in the God-man. Sponheim also draws out the connections between this text and Kierkegaard's larger theological and ethical vision, and the reception and significance of this text in the modern and contemporary theological tradition.

Release date: 
December 3, 1999
Paul Sponheim's theme is transformation?personal, social, cultural, and global. He addresses the violence, environmental destruction, and lost sense of...