Paul W. Robinson

Dr. Paul Robinson is professor of historical theology and the dean of the faculty.

He has been on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis since 1996. He also served as the faculty liaison to the Hispanic Institute of Theology from 1998 to 2006, chairman of the department of historical theology from 2003 to 2012 and the dean of ministerial formation from 2006 to 2008. He was named dean of the faculty in 2013.

Robinson’s areas of interest and expertise include the late medieval church, Martin Luther and the history of preaching.

Before coming to the Seminary, Robinson served as pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Secor, Ill. (1990-92).  

He received his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from Concordia Seminary (1989, 1994). He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Chicago (1985), and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (2001).

Robinson is editor of The Annotated Luther Volume 3: Church and Sacraments, to which he also contributed the selection “On the Councils and the Church” (Augsburg). He is author of the biography Martin Luther: A Life Reformed (Pearson Longman). In addition to writing essays and articles for other publications and various journals, Robinson has presented at conferences around the country and internationally.

Robinson and his wife, Jane, have three children.


  • Dean of Faculty
  • Professor of Historical Theology


  • Late Medieval Church
  • Martin Luther
  • History of Preaching


  • B.A., Concordia College, River Forest, Ill.
  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • S.T.M., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Contact Information

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

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