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Kristin J. Wendland

PhD Candidate | Biblical Studies (Old Testament)

Kristin J. Wendland
Biblical Studies
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Kristin J. Wendland has studied at Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD), Luther Seminary (MDiv 2004, MTh 2009), and Wartburg College (BA 2000). Her dissertation concerns personified figures in the Old Testament who take up roles typically held by the Temple. She has taught at Nekemte Christian Education College in Nekemte, Ethiopia and been a teaching assistant at Princeton Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary. She has presented papers at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Association of Teaching Theologians. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Curriculum Vitae

Zion, Servant, Wisdom: Personified Figures and the Temple

Dennis T. Olson (chair)                
Jacqueline E. Lapsley
Chip Dobbs-Allsopp

Select Publications

  • “Look to Sarah Who Bore You and Sing You Who Did Not Bear” in “Worship the Lord with Gladness”: Essays in Honor of Frederick J. Gaiser, edited by Rolf Jacobson and Mark Throntveit, Word & World Supplement Series (Minneapolis): Luther Seminary, forthcoming.
  • “Hand in the Old Testament” and “Head.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Edited by Hans-Josef Klauck et al. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015.
  • “Isaiah 64:1-9,” “Isaiah 40:1-11,” “Isaiah 64:1-4, 8-11,” and “Isaiah 52:7-10.” Lectionary Commentary Year B, workingpreacher.org, December 2014.

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Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”