Paul V. Kollman

Paul V. Kollman

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Theology & Executive Director Center for Social Concerns (CSC)
History of Christianity
World Religions and World Church


B.A., 1984; M.Div., 1990, University of Notre Dame

Ph.D., 2001, History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School

Research and Teaching Interests

Kollman serves in the areas of history of Christianity and World Religions/World Church.  His research focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity, and he has carried out research in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, as well as in archives in Europe and the US. He has also taught at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and the Philosophy Centre in Jinja, Uganda, and was previously a fellow of the Erasmus Institute at Notre Dame and a Lilly Fellow for Theological Education at the University of Chicago. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals in theology, religious studies, and African studies, including Theological Studies, The International Bulletin of Missionary Research, The Journal of Religion, African Studies, The International Journal of African Historical Studies, and Mission Studies. In 2005 he published The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa (Orbis), and his current project is a book on the Catholic missionary evangelization of eastern Africa.

See the video below for Fr. Kollman's reflections on "Building Faithful Discipleship at Notre Dame Today."


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