Professor of Systematic Theology
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Lois Malcolm joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 1994 as assistant professor of systematic theology and became an associate professor in the fall of 1999.
Malcolm has a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago (1998), an M.A. in theology from Luther Seminary (1989), an M.A. in applied linguistics from the University of Minnesota (1985), and was a magna cum laude graduate of Bethel College (1981).
She passed her Ph.D. qualifying exams with distinction in 1993, was a junior fellow in the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion in 1993-94, and completed her dissertation with distinction in 1998. Since coming to Luther, she has received a Wabash Teaching Grant, a Christian Faith and Life Sabbatical Grant, and has become a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry.
Before coming to Luther, she taught at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1993-1994 and was a research assistant for William Schweiker from 1990-1994. From 1982-1987, she taught in the linguistics department at Bethel College, the Toronto Institute of Linguistics, the English Program for International Students at the University of Minnesota, and was a teacher supervisor with the International Catholic Migration Commission in the Philippines.
She has published articles in theology and linguistics journals and presented papers at regional and national levels in the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics. She is currently working two book projects: "Curse for Us": The Wisdom and Power of the Cross and Holy Love and Holy Power: Revisiting Paul Tillich's Theology of Spirit. She has also revised her dissertation for submission for publication as a book entitled Divine Mystery and Human Freedom: A Study of Karl Barth and Karl Rahner. In addition, she is the editor for the volume on Modern Theology for the Westminster Collection of Sources in Christian Theology (Westminster Press). She is also working on a book project (co-authored with Janet Ramsey) on teaching forgiveness and healing.
Malcolm was born and raised in the Philippines where she attended the Philippine Women's College until the ninth grade (with the exception of a year and a half with the Calvert correspondence school).