Randall C. Zachman

Randall C. Zachman

Professor
Professor of Reformation Studies
History of Christianity

Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1975

M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 1980

Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School, 1990

Research and Teaching Interests

Zachman's area of interest is the history of Christian thought from the Reformation period to the present. Zachman is the author of Reconsidering John Calvin (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of his Writing and Thought (Baker Academic, 2006), and The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005) He has co-edited Conciliation and Confession (Notre Dame, 2004), and has edited John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now (Baker Academic, 2008). Zachman has published articles in The Journal of Religion, The Scottish Journal of Theology, Calvin Theological Journal, Concordia Theological Journal, as well as chapters in other volumes.

Recent Publications

Books:

2012. Reconsidering John Calvin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ed. 2008. John Calvin and Roman Catholicism. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.        

2007. Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Ed. With Howard P. Louthan. 2004. Conciliation and Confession: The Struggle for Unity in the Age of Reform, 1415-1648. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

1993. John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of his Writings and Thought. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic.

1993. The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Book Chapters:

2014. “The Grateful Humility of the Children of God: Knowledge of Ourselves in Calvin’s Theology” and “Calvin’s Interpretation of Scripture,” in Calvin: The Man and the Legacy, edited by Murray Rae, Peter Matheson, and Brett Knowles. Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press.

2014. “The Christology of John Calvin,” in The Oxford Handbook of Christology, edited by Francesca Murphy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014. “John Calvin,” in The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology, edited by David Fergusson and Paul Nimmo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles:

2014. “Called to Rebuild a Church in Ruins: The Life and Work of John Calvin,” The Expository Times Vol. 126 (3): 105-113.

2012. “Images and Iconoclasm,” in T&T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology. London: T&T Clark

2011. “’Astronomy is the Alphabet of Theology:’ Calvin and the Natural Sciences,” Uniting Church Studies: Calvin Quincentenary, Volume 17, Number 1, June, 2011.

Contact

235 Malloy Hall
574-631-5141
rzachman@nd.edu

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