Zachman, Randall C. 1953-

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Zachman, Randall C. 1953-


Born September 25, 1953, in Perrysburg, OH. Education: Colgate University, B.A. (cum laude), 1975; Yale University, M.Div. (cum laude), 1980; University of Chicago, Ph.D. (with distinction), 1990.


Office—Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail—[email protected].


Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN, instructor in systematic theology, 1985-87; Colgate Rochester Divinity School-Bexley Hall-Crozer Theological Seminary, Rochester, NY, assistant professor of Reformation church history, 1987-90; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, associate professor of Reformation studies, 1991—, director of M.T.S. program in theology, 1997—, and Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1999—.


International Congress of Calvin Research, International Congress of Luther Research, Calvin Studies Society (president, 2003-05).


Henry Luce III fellow, Association of Theological Schools, 2003-04.


The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1993.

(Editor, with Howard P. Louthan, and contributor) Conciliation and Confession: The Struggle for Unity in the Age of Reform, 1415-1648, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2005.

John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought, Baker Academic (Grand Rapids, MI), 2006.

Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2007.

Contributor to books, including Revisioning the Past, edited by Walter Wyman, Jr. and Mary Potter Engel, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1993; Imagining Truth: Miracles in Jewish and Christian Antiquity, edited by John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 1999; Mapping Theologies of Scripture: An Introduction to Interpretation in the Christian Tradition, edited by Justin S. Holcomb, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2006; Calvin and the Bible, edited by Don McKim, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2006; and Rereading Paul Together, edited by David Aune, Baker Academic Books (Grand Rapids, MI). Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Religion, Calvin Theological Journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, Ex Auditu: International Journal of Theological Interpretation of Scripture, Word and World, Christian Century, and Scottish Journal of Theology.


Randall C. Zachman told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to discover hitherto unnoticed themes in historical figures, such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, so that we come to see their work in a new light, and hopefully appreciate their thought more fully than before. My work also has a strongly ecumenical orientation, trying to show that Luther and Calvin actually agree about the nature of Christian faith, and that Calvin may actually be considered a sacramental and analogical theologian from a Catholic point of view. I try to write with clarity so as to reach as wide an audience as possible. My primary influences are George Lindbeck and B.A. Gerrish, both of whom write with great clarity and insight, from an ecumenical point of view."