Rev. Dr. Paul W. Robinson

  • Dean of Faculty, Dean of Faculty
  • Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
  • Interim Provost, Office of the Provost
Phone314-505-7133

Dr. Paul Robinson is interim Provost, professor of Historical Theology and the dean of the faculty at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

He has been on the faculty since 1996. He also served as the faculty liaison to the Hispanic Institute of Theology (1998 to 2006), chairman of the Department of Historical Theology (2003-12) and the dean of Ministerial Formation (2006-08). 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 in Secor, Ill. (1990-92).

He received his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Technology from Concordia Seminary (1989, 1994). He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Chicago in River Forest, Ill. (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.

His Concordia Journal article, “Three Myths about the Crusades: What They Mean for Christian Witness” from the winter 2016 issue, received a second-place Award of Merit in 2016 from the Associated Church Press.

Robinson and his wife, Jane, have three children.

Interests:

Late Medieval church
Martin Luther
History of preaching

Education

2001
Ph D University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
1994
STM Concordia Seminary, St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri
1989
MDIV Concordia Seminary, St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri
1985
BA Concordia College, River Forest River Forest, Illinois