B.A.Wheaton College

M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame


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 CV for Han-luen Kantzer Komline

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  • TH100 Church History I
  • TH113 Systematic Theology I
  • TH532 Augustine of Hippo: His Life and Thought
  • TH533 From Africa to Anatolia: Mothers and Fathers of the Church
  • TH536 What Does it Mean to Be Human? Help from the Early Church
  • TH124 Credo
  • TH126 Summative Evaluation (for MA students)

Speaking Engagements


  • January 27: Giving Scripture and Ministry Lecture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: “The Art of Willing: God’s Grace and Human Willing in Augustine’s Sermons,” Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
  • April 15: Good Friday sermon at Pillar Church in Holland, MI.

Han-luen Kantzer Komline

Associate Professor of Church History and Theology

Han-luen Kantzer Komline joined the faculty at Western Theological Seminary in 2014.  Her research focuses on early Christian theology, especially the thought of Augustine, and has been published in Revue d’études augustiniennes et patristiquesModern TheologyStudia Patristica, and Augustinian Studies, among other journals.  Dr. Kantzer Komline’s first book is Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account.  Her current major project is about the transformation of early Christian attitudes toward “new” and “old.”  Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Program (2008-2009), the Louisville Institute (2015-2017), and the Augustinian Institute at Villanova (2020).  In 2020 she was a recipient of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.

Dr. Kantzer Komline serves as a co-editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, on the steering committee of the Development of Early Christian Theology section of the Society for Biblical Literature, on the board of the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia, and as an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America.

“I see my vocation at Western Theological Seminary as Elizabethan.  The biblical character Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist.  She raised up a herald of the kingdom of heaven.  My task is to nurture and raise up women and men who will lead the church in mission by doing what John the Baptist did, joyfully welcoming and proclaiming the coming of Christ.”