Faculty & Staff Directory

Kristin Johnston Largen

Professor of Systematic Theology and Co-Dean of the Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen was born in Colorado and still considers Colorado the home of her heart. She began serving at Gettysburg Seminary in 2006 and teaches in the area of systematic theology, focusing particularly on comparative theology with Buddhism and Hinduism. She also works in 21st century theology, specifically with feminist and liberation theologies. She is the editor of Dialog: A Journal of Theology, and her most recent books are Finding God among our Neighbors, vol. 1 & 2 (Fortress Press, 2013 & 2017).

Beginning in the fall of 2017, she will also serve half-time as Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life/College Chaplain at Gettysburg College. She is a runner, hiker, avid reader, longtime vegetarian and animal lover, and amateur harp player. She is an avid Broncos fan, and last fall, stood on the hallowed yard of the house in New Orleans where Peyton Manning grew up and learned to play football. (She also loves real football—,soccer—, and if anyone else listens to the ““Men in Blazers”” podcast, make sure to let her know!) She lives with her husband John in Gettysburg and have a very sweet Jack Russell Terrier, Henry.

Education

B.A., Colorado College
M.Div., Wartburg Seminary
Ph.D, Graduate Theological Union

Publications

“Luther’s Theology and Interreligious Dialogue in the 21st Century,” Touchstone 35:2 (June 2017),
20-29.
“The Four Words of Inspector Gamache,” Dialog 45:1 (Summer 2017).
“Martin Luther, Jizō and Miscarriage,” Seminary Ridge Review , Spring 2017
Finding God Among Our Neighbors, vol. 2. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, February, 2017.
“Neighbors, Neighbor-Love, and our Animal Neighbors,” Word & World vol. 37 (1), Winter 2017,
37-45.
“Prolepsis and the Abolition of Hell,” in Anticipating God’s New Creation: Essays in Honor of Ted Peters, ed. by Carol R. Jacobson and Adam W. Pryor. Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran University Press, 2015.pp. 111-128.
Interreligious Learning and Teaching: A Christian Rationale for a Transformative Praxis, with Mary E. Hess and Christy Lohr Sapp. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014.
“A Walk on the Dark Side: A Christian Reflection on Kāli,” Currents, February 2014.
Finding God Among Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Systematic Theology.
Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.

Her ongoing work with Dialog, the Journal can be found at: at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/


Mailing Address

61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Contact

Phone: 717-338-3007

Email: klargen@ULS.edu

Website: http://www.happylutheran.blog