Ryan Glomsrud

Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Academic Dean

Dr. Glomsrud has served as Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California since 2011, having taught as a visiting instructor from 2007. An alumnus of the Master of Arts in Historical Theology (2004) program at WSC, he went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in modern theology at the University of Oxford in 2009 under the supervision of George Pattison, the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity. Dr. Glomsrud was a graduate in residence at Harvard Divinity school (2007–09) and a postdoctoral research fellow in the History Department at Harvard University (2009–11).

His research interests include Reformation and early modern theology, nineteenth-century Protestant thought, the theology of Karl Barth, and modern European intellectual history. At Westminster, he teaches required and elective courses on church history in the modern age and reading seminars in the theologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher, Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Karl Barth. Dr. Glomsrud has published academic articles and is a contributing scholar to The Oxford Handbook of Calvin and Calvinism (Oxford University Press, 2021) and the Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth (WileyBlackwell, 2020). He also served as Executive Editor of Modern Reformation magazine and as director of the White Horse Inn (2010–15). During that time he co-edited a book entitled, Justified: Modern Reformation Essays on the Doctrine of Justification (Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010).

Dr. Glomsrud is an ordained elder at Christ United Reformed Church (URCNA) in Santee, CA, and serves on the federation’s committee for Ecumenical Contact with Churches Abroad. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children, Soren, Ingrid, and Gunnar, and live near the coast.

BA Wheaton College;
MAHT Westminster Seminary California;
DPhil University of Oxford, Pembroke College

An Interview with Ryan Glomsrud