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Ryan Glomsrud

Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Academic Dean
Ryan Glomsrud

Dr. Glomsrud has served as an Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California since 2011, having taught as a visiting instructor from 2007. An alumnus of the Master of Arts in Historical Theology (MAHT) program in 2004, he went on to earn his Doctor of Philosophy in modern theology at the University of Oxford in 2009 under the supervision of George Pattison, the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity. Dr. Glomsrud was a graduate in residence at Harvard Divinity school from 2007-2009 and a postdoctoral research fellow in the History Department at Harvard University from 2009-2011.

His research interests include Reformation and early modern theology, nineteenth-century Protestant thought, the theology of Karl Barth, and modern European intellectual history. At Westminster, he teaches required and elective courses on church history in the modern age and reading seminars in the theologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Karl Barth. Dr. Glomsrud has published academic articles and is a contributing scholar to the Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth and The Oxford Handbook of Calvinism. He also served as Executive Editor of Modern Reformation magazine and a director of the White Horse Inn from 2010-2015 and is currently the Book Reviews Editor. During that time he co-edited a book entitled, Justified: Modern Reformation Essays on the Doctrine of Justification.

Dr. Glomsrud is an ordained elder at Christ United Reformed Church (URCNA) in Santee, CA, where he enjoys teaching adult Sunday school, sitting on consistory and council, and making house visits in his elder district. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three Scandinavian children, Soren, Ingrid, and Gunnar, and live near the coast.

An interview with Ryan Glomsrud