Kristine A. Culp

Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of the Disciples Divinity House; also in the College


MDiv (Princeton Theological Seminary) 
PhD (University of Chicago)


Kris Culp works in constructive theology. She is the author of Vulnerability and Glory: A Theological Account (Westminster John Knox, 2010), one of the first theological works to connect multidisciplinary conversations about environmental and economic vulnerability with theological anthropology and sociality. She is the editor of The Responsibility of the Church for Society and Other Essays by H. Richard Niebuhr (2008), which collected Niebuhr’s various writings on ecclesiology and Christian community for the first time. Her essays have addressed protest and resistance as theological themes, feminist and womanist theologies, and “experience” in contemporary theology.

She is currently working on a monograph entitled, “Glorious Life?,” which is supported by the Enhancing Life Project at the University of Chicago and Ruhr-University Bochum, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. It engages historical-theological debates about the glory of given things and of made things, and fosters critical sensibilities about the aliveness of life amidst the challenges and complexities of contemporary life. She serves as a member of the Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

Disciples Divinity House 1156 East 57th St. Chicago, IL 60637
Areas of study: 

Current and Upcoming Courses
  • Theology in the Public Square (CHRM 32500)
  • Feminist Theory and Theology (THEO 42000)