Matthew Lundberg

Matthew Lundberg


  • Calvin College, BA
  • Calvin Theological Seminary, MTS
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, PhD (2005)


  • Christian Theology (131)
  • Theological Ethics (332)


Matt Lundberg is director of the de Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development and professor of Religion at Calvin University. In his de Vries Institute role, he administers Calvin’s Faith & Learning Fellowship program for newer faculty members, directs the de Vries Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows program, and works with David I. Smith on an online faculty development platform entitled Reflecting Faith: Resources for Christians in the Academy. He has taught a range of courses at Calvin in systematic theology, history of doctrine, and Christian ethics. He is currently one of the representatives of the Christian Reformed Church in the 9th round of U.S. Reformed-Roman Catholic ecumenical dialogue. Lundberg is author of Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence (Oxford University Press, 2021) and co-author of An Introduction to Christian Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2022).

Academic interests

  • systematic theology
  • faculty development
  • theology and martyrology
  • repentance and reconciliation


An Introduction to Christian Theology (co-authored with Richard J. Plantinga and Thomas R. Thompson), 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence: On Suffering and Wielding the Sword (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). 

Thinking Theologically about Mass Incarceration: Biblical Foundations and Justice Imperatives (co-edited with Antonios Kireopoulos and Mitzi J. Budde) (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017).

“The Logic and Limits of the Free Will Argument: An Eschatological Reconsideration,” Modern Theology 32 no. 2 (April 2016): 170-186. 


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