Dr. Jack Kilcrease

Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology

email: jdk002@aquinas.edu

phone: (503) 810-2116

blog: http://jackkilcrease.com/

 

 

Bio

Jack Kilcrease is a professor of historical and systematic theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology. He grew up in Oregon and attended Luther College in Iowa (B.A. History and Religion) and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN (M.A. Doctrine and Theology). He graduated in 2009 from Marquette University with a Ph.D in Systematic Theology. He is the author of the following articles: "Martin Luther and Bernard of Clairvaux on the Bridal Mystical Motif," (Journal of Ecclesiastical History) "Creation's Praise: A Short Liturgical Reading of Genesis and Revelation,"(Pro Ecclesia)"Kenosis and Vocation: Christ as the Exemplar and Agent of Christian Freedom," (LOGIA) "Gerhard O. Forde on the Law" (Concordia Theological Quarterly). He has also written the following books: "The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran approach to Christ and His Benefits," "Martin Luther in His Own Words: The Essential Writings of the Reformation," and "Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics vol. 2: Holy Scripture." Beyond these projects, he has also made contributions to the "Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation" and "Dictionary of Luther and Lutheran Tradition."

 

Education

  • B.A. Luther College, 2001

  • M.A. Luther Seminary, 2003

  • Ph.D. Marquette University, 2009

 

Experience

  • Theology Instructor: West Michigan Lutheran High School

  • Adjunct Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Institute of Lutheran Theology

  • Faculty Fellow, Wittenberg Institute

  • Adjunct Professor of Theology and Humanities, Aquinas College

  • Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College

  • Instructor, Marquette University Course Taught: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Survey

 

 

Publications

Books

  • The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran Approach to Christ and His Benefits (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013).

  • Law, Atonement, and Justification in the Theology of Gerhard O. Forde (Under submission to Concordia Publishing House).

  • Thy Word is Truth: An Exposition and Defense of the Magisterial Reformation’s Doctrine of Sola Scriptura (In process and in search of publisher).

 

Contributions to Books and Essay Collections

  • “The Headwaters of Orthodox Lutheran Hermeneutics: Flacius' Synthesis of Luther and Melanchthon's Hermeneutics in the Clavis Scripturæ Sacræ (1567),” in The Reformation of Hermeneutics, ed. Wade Johnston (Saginaw, MI: Magdeburg Press, 2014). (Forthcoming

  • "The Life and Theological Contribution of Matthias Flacius Illyricus," in How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures from the Clavis Scripturæ Sacræ, trans. Wade Johnston (Saginaw, MI: Magdeburg Press, 2011).

 

Short Written Pieces

  • “Should Absolution be Unconditional?” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 2 (Easter, 2013).

 

Articles

  • "The Bridal-Mystical Motif in Bernard of Clairvaux and Martin Luther” The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 65, no. 2 (2014).

  • “Thomas Aquinas and Martin Chemnitz on the Hypostatic Union” Lutheran Quarterly 27, no 1 (2013).

  • “Atonement and Heilsgeschicte in the Theology of Johannes Christian Konrad von Hofmann (1810-1877): An Exposition and Critique,” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 2 (Easter, 2013).

  • “Gerhard Forde's Theology of Atonement and Justification: A Confessional Lutheran Response,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 76, no. 3-4 (2012).

  • "Creation's Praise: A Short Liturgical Reading of Genesis 1-2 and the Book of Revelation," Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology 21, no. 3 (Summer, 2012).

  • “Gerhard Forde: A Short Appreciation and Critique,” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 21, no. 1 (Epiphany, 2012).

  • "Gerhard Forde's Doctrine of the Law," Concordia Theological Quarterly 75, no. 1 (2011).

  • "Kenosis and Vocation: Christ as the Author and Exemplar of Christian Freedom," Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 4 (Reformation, 2010).

  • “Evangelical and Catholic?: The Conservative Reformation’s Scriptural Principle and the Catholicity of the Gospel,” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology, Web Extras, http://www.logia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94&catid=37:web-extras&Itemid=77

  • “The Salvation of the Unbaptized in Gerhard and Chemnitz,” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 16, no. 4 (Reformation, 2007).

  • “The ELCA, Homosexuality and the Orders of Creation,” Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 15, no. 4 (Reformation, 2006).

 

Articles under Submission

  • “Being, Becoming, and the Trinity: Creedal Orthodoxy’s Answer to the Dilemma of Ancient Hellenic Metaphysics,” American Journal of Philosophy and Theology.

  • “Should We Rejoice in the End of Christendom?: A Biblical and Confessional Evaluation,” Concordia Theological Quarterly.
     

Published Book Reviews

  • Review of Stewart Brown and Peter Nockles eds., The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830-1930 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012) in Anglican and Episcopal History 83, no. 1 (2014).

  • Review of Rodney Stark, God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades (San Francisco: HarperOne, 2009) in Anglican and Episcopal History 82, no. 4 (2013).

  • Review of Robert Jenson, Canon and Creed (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010) in Anglican and Episcopal History 82, no. 3 (2013).

  • Review of Ross Douthat, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (New York: Free Press, 2012) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 4 (Reformation, 2013).

  • Review of The Devil's Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition, ed. Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 4 (Reformation, 2013)..

  • Review of Johann Gerhard, On the Church: Theological Common Places XXV, trans. Richard Dinda and ed. Benjamin T. G. Mayes (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2010) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 4 (Reformation, 2013)..

  • Review of K.A. Kitchen, On the Historical Reliability of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 4 (Reformation, 2013).    

  • Review of G. K. Beale, The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2004) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 22, no. 1 (Epiphany, 2013).

  • Review of G. K. Beale, We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry (Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2008) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology no. 1 (Epiphany, 2013).

  • Review of Paul Hinlicky, Divine Complexity: The Rise of Creedal Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010) in Journal of Religious History 36, no. 3 (2012).

  • Review of David Steinmetz, Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) in Anglican and Episcopal History 81, no. 3 (2012).

  • Review of Franz Posset, The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2011) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 21, no. 4 (Reformation, 2012).

  • Review of Paul Hinlicky, Luther and the Beloved Community: A Path for Christian Theology after Christendom (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 21, no. 4 (Reformation, 2012).

  • Review of Paul Hinlicky, Paths Not Taken: Fates of Theology from Luther through Leibniz (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 4 (Reformation, 2011).

  • Review of W. Barnes Tatum, Jesus: A Brief History (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) in Anglican and Episcopal History 80, no. 4 (2012).

  • Review of Valentin Ernst Loescher, The Complete Timotheus Verinus, trans. James L. Langebartels and Robert J. Koester (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1998) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 4 (Reformation, 2011).

  • Review of David Bently Hart, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 4 (Reformation, 2011).      

  • Review of Johann Gerhard, Theological Common Places Exegesis IV: On Christ, trans. Richard Dinda and edit. Benjamin T. G. Mayes (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2009) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 3 (Holy Trinity, 2011).

  • Review of Peter J. Leithart, Solomon among the Postmoderns (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2008) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology20, no. 3 (Holy Trinity, 2011).

  • Review of Adolf Hoenecke, Evangelical Lutheran Dogmatics, 4 vols. trans. Joel Fredrich, James L. Langebartels, Paul Prange, and Bill Tackmier (Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1999-2009) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 2 (Easter, 2011).

  • Review of Peter J. Leithart, A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament (Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2000) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 2 (Easter, 2011).

  • Review of Peter J. Leithart, The Baptized Body (Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2007) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 2 (Easter, 2011).

  • Review of Peter J. Leithart, I and II Kings, Brazos Commentary Series (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2006) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 20, no. 2 (Easter, 2011).

  • Review of Andreas J. Kostenberger and Scott R. Swain, The Father, the Son and the Spirit: The Trinity and John’s Gospel (Downergrove: IVP Academic, 2008) in Reformed Review 62, no. 2 (2009).

  • Review of Glenn Sunshine, The Reformation for Armchair Theologians (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2005) in Reformed Review 62 no. 2 (2009).

  • Review of Okki-Pekka Vainio, Justification and Participation in Christ: The Development of the Lutheran Doctrine of Justification from Luther to the Formula of Concord (1580), Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, vol.  130 (Leiden: Brill, 2008) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 3 (Trinity, 2009).

  • Review of Charles Arand and Robert Kolb, The Genius of Luther’s Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 3 (Trinity,2009).

  • Review of Richard Muller, Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics: The Rise and Development of Reformed Orthodoxy, ca. 1520-1720, Prolegomena to Theology, 4 vols., second edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003) in Reformed Review 62, no. 1 (2009).

  • Review of Tuomo Mannerma, Christ Present in Faith: Luther’s View of Justification (Minneapolis: AugsburgFortress, 2005) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 1 (Epiphany, 2009)

  • Review of Stanley Grenz, A Reason for Hope: The Systematic Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 1 (Epiphany, 2009).

  • Review of Collin Gunton, ed., Time, Trinity and Church: A Response to the Theology of Robert W. Jenson (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 1 (Epiphany, 2009).

  • Review of Carl E. Braaten, The Principles of Lutheran Theology, second edition (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 19, no. 1 (Epiphany, 2009).

  • Review of James D.G. Dunn, Jesus Remembered: Christianity in the Making vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 14, no. 4 (Reformation, 2005)

  • Review of Robert Benne, The Paradoxical Vision: A Public Theology for the Twenty-First Century (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1995) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 14, no. 4 (Reformation, 2005)

  • Review of Alister McGrath, A Life of John Calvin: A Study in the Shaping of Western Culture (New York: Blackwell Publishers, 1993) in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 14, no. 4 (Reformation, 2005)

  • Review of Alister McGrath, Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) in: Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 13, no. 2 (Eastertide, 2004)  

  • Review of N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God Vol. III, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003) in: Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology 12, no. 4 (Reformation, 2003)

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