Robert Kolb

Robert Kolb is a professor emeritus of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. His major contributions include an edition of the Book of Concord as well as an introductory book of Lutheran theology. Kolb is also the director of the Institute for Mission Studies in St. Louis.[1] He spends much time teaching in various locations around the world including Estonia; India; Oberursel, Germany; and Cambridge, England.

Early Years and EducationEdit

Robert Kolb was born on June 17, 1941, in Fort Dodge, IA. He married Pauline J. Ansorge, August 14, 1965.

He attended Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, from which he earned the B.A. in 1963. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri with his Master of Divinity in 1967 and his Master of Sacred Theology in 1968. He attended the University of Wisconsin—Madison from which he obtained an M.A. in 1969 and a Ph.D., 1973. He is a Member of the International Congress for Luther Research and the Society for Reformation Research.[2]

Selected WorksEdit

  • Nikolaus von Amsdorf (1483 - 1565): Popular Polemics in the Preservation of Luther's Legacy (1978)
  • For All the Saints: Changing Perceptions of Martyrdom and Sainthood in the Lutheran Reformation (1987)
  • Confessing the Faith: Reformers Define the Church, 1530-1580 (1991)
  • The Christian Faith: A Lutheran Exposition (1993)
  • Speaking the Gospel Today: A Theology for Evangelism (1995)
  • Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero: Images of the Reformer, 1520 - 1620 (1999)
  • Die Konkordienformel. Eine Einführung in ihre Geschichte und Theologie (Oberurseler Hefte Ergänzungsband 8; Göttingen: Edition Ruprecht, 2011)


  1. ^ "Robert A. Kolb (Emeritus)". Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ "Robert Kolb." Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale, 2002.