Robert A. Krieg


Emeritus Faculty
Professor of Theology 
Systematic Theology


B.A., Stonehill College, 1969

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1976

Research and Teaching Interests

Krieg specializes in historical-systematic theology, especially in Christology and German Catholic theology. He is currently finishing Treasure in the Earth: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives(Liturgical Press, 2013). This book is the fruit of his research leave during 2010-11, which was made possible by a fellowship from the Louisville Institute. Previously, he completed Franz Jaegerstaetter: Letters and Writings from Prison(Orbis Books, 2009), for which he was the translator and commentator. As a recipient of a Henry Luce III Fellowship (2001-02), Krieg researched and wrote Catholic Theologians in Nazi Germany (Continuum, 2004).

Recent Publications


Translator. 2015. An der Seite der Armen: Theologie der Befreiung, by Gustavo Gutierréz and Gerhard Ludwig Müller. Augsburg: Sankt Ulrich Verlag, 2004. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2015.

Co-Editor with Kristin M. Colberg. 2014. The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: Speaking Truth in Love. Foreword by Cardinal Kasper. Collegeville: Liturgical Press.

2013. Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives. Collegeville: Liturgical Press.

Translator & Commentator. 2009. Franz Jägerstätter: Letters and Writings from Prison, edited by Erna Putz (Vienna: Styria, 2007). Maryknoll: Orbis Books.

2005. Catholic Theologians in Nazi Germany. New York: Continuum Books, 2004.

Editor, Translator, & Commentator. 2005. Romano Guardini: Spiritual Writings. Maryknoll: Orbis Books.

1997.  Romano Guardini: A Precursor of Vatican II. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. In Spanish: Romano Guardini, Un precursor, trans. José Benigno Zilli Manica Xalapa, Veracruz: Universidad Veracruz, 2003.

Associate Editor. 1995. Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Richard P. McBrien, General Editor. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1995.

Editor, Romano Guardini: Proclaiming the Sacred in a Modern World. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1995.

1992.  Karl Adam: Catholicism in German Culture. Foreword by Cardinal Walter Kasper. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.                             

1988.  Story-Shaped Christology: The Role of Narratives in Identifying Jesus Christ. Theological Inquiries Series. New York: Paulist Press.


Above all, Krieg enjoys instructing undergraduates in their "first course" on the Bible and the Christian faith as well as teaching graduate students in his courses on the "person" and "work" of Jesus Christ. He has received the University's Madden Teaching Award (1997) and Kaneb Teaching Award (2006). He taught at King's College (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) from 1975 to 1977 and joined the theology faculty at the University of Notre Dame in August 1977.



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