James Franklin Kay

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James Franklin Kay
Born (1948-05-18) May 18, 1948 (age 67)
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Occupation Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics
Dean of Academic Affairs
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship American

James Franklin Kay (born May 18, 1948) is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics, and Dean of Academic Affairs at Princeton Theological Seminary.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, James Kay earned a B.A. at Pasadena College (presently named Point Loma Nazarene University), San Diego, California, in 1969; an M.Div. at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1972; a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, New York in 1984 and 1991 respectively.

Interrupting his studies at Harvard, Kay spent the academic year 1970-1971 at St. Mary's College of the University of St. Andrews, in St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom. Later, during the summers of 1976 and 1977 he took graduate studies in Liturgiology at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

On May 1, 1975 Kay was ordained as a Presbyterian Minister by the Presbytery of Red River United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA). Between 1974 and 1978 he was the pastor of the Northern Lakes Parish (UPCUSA) in Beltrami County, Minnesota and between 1977 and 1979 he acted as the United Ministries in Higher Education (UMHE) Campus Pastor at Bemidji State University at Bemidji, Minnesota. Since 1980 he is a member of the Presbytery of New York City, New York of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). During the year 1993, Kay was an Exchange Minister at Toorak Uniting Church, in Melbourne, Australia.

Kay has edited the journals Princeton Seminary Bulletin (1991-1994) and Theology Today (2005-2010). Furthermore, between 1995 and 1998 he was a member of the board of directors of the Presbyterian/UCC Chaplaincy at Columbia University, New York City.

On November 17, 2000 James Kay was awarded the Alumnus of Point Loma (APL) Award, granted by Point Loma Nazarene University.[2]

Career at Princeton Theological Seminary[edit]

James Kay has held the following positions at Princeton Theological Seminary:

  • Instructor in Homiletics (1988–1991)
  • Assistant Professor of Homiletics (1991–1995)
  • Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics (1995–1997)
  • Joe R. Engle Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics (1997–2001)
  • Chair of the Practical Theology Department (2001–2005)
  • Joe R. Engle Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics (2001–present)
  • Director of the Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching (2002–present)
  • Dean of Academic Affairs (2010–present)

He lectures mainly about Introduction to Christian Worship, Christian Worship and the Presbyterian Tradition, Worship in the Reformed Tradition, Introduction to Preaching, Theology and Proclamation, Theories of Preaching, Modern Homiletical Theory, and Homiletical Theory.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Christus Præsens: A Reconsideration of Rudolf Bultmann's Christology. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company. 1994. ISBN 0-8028-0131-5. 
  • Preaching and Theology. St. Louis: Chalice Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8272-2991-4. 
  • Seasons of Grace: Reflections from the Christian Year. Grand Rapids, Eugene: William B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company, Wipf and Stock. 2005 [1994]. ISBN 0-8028-0783-6. 

Edited book and journal issues[edit]

Selected book chapters and journal articles[edit]

  • Douglass, Jane Dempsey; Kay, James, eds. (1997). "Becoming Visible: Baptism, Women, and the Church". Women, Gender, and Christian Community. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox. pp. 92–103. ISBN 0-664-25728-3. 
  • Cole, Jr., Allan Hugh, ed. (2008). "Blackduck". From Midterms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company. pp. 51–64. ISBN 978-0-8028-4002-8. 
  • van Harn, Roger E., ed. (2004). "He Descended into Hell". Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles' Creed. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company. pp. 117–129. ISBN 0-8028-2120-0. 
  • Seow, Choon-Leong, ed. (1996). "Homosexuality: What Then Shall We Preachers Say?". Homosexuality and Christian Community. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox. pp. 99–109. ISBN 0-664-25664-3. 
  • "In Whose Name? Feminism and the Trinitarian Baptismal Formula". Theology Today (Ephrata: Science Press) 49 (4): 524–533. 1993. doi:10.1177/004057369304900409. ISSN 0040-5736. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  • Cunningham, David S.; del Colle, Ralph; Lamadrid, Lucas, eds. (1999). "The Lex Orandi in Recent Protestant Theology". Ecumenical Theology in Worship, Doctrine and Life: Essays Presented to Geoffrey Wainwright on His Sixtieth Birthday. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 11–23. ISBN 0-19-513136-3. 
  • "Myth or Narrative? Bultmann's New Testament and Narrative Turns Fifty". Theology Today (Ephrata: Science Press) 48 (3): 326–332. 1991. doi:10.1177/004057369104800306. ISSN 0040-5736. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  • Spinks, Bryan D.; Torrance, Iain, eds. (1999). "The New Rites of Baptism: A Dogmatic Assessment". To Glorify God: Essays on Modern Reformed Liturgy. Edinburgh, Grand Rapids: T & T Clark, William B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company. pp. 201–212. ISBN 0-567-08606-2. 
  • Read, Robert Stephen, ed. (2010). "Preacher as Messenger of Hope". Slow of Speech and Unclean Lips: Contemporary Images of Preaching Identity. Eugene: Cascade Books. pp. 13–34. ISBN 978-1-60608-521-9. 
  • "Preaching at the Turn of the Ages". St. Mary's College Bulletin (St. Andrews: St. Andrews University) 40 (Spring): 64–78. 1998.  Warrack Lecture.
  • "Pulpit Eloquence and Its Pauline Strictures: The Triumph of Rhetoric in Modern Homiletical Theory". Papers of the Annual Meeting (The Academy of Homiletics): 173–184. 2000. 
  • "The Renovation of Miller Chapel". The Princeton Seminary Bulletin (Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary). 22 (new) (1): 16–32. 2001. ISSN 0032-8413. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  • "Reorientation: Homiletics as Theologically Authorized Rhetoric". The Princeton Seminary Bulletin (Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary). 24 (new) (1): 16–35. 2003. ISSN 0032-8413. Retrieved 28 September 2011.  Inaugural address at Princeton Theological Seminary.
  • Hastings, Adrian; Mason, Alistair, eds. (2003). "Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976)". Key Thinkers in Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 140–146. ISBN 0-19-280279-8. 
  • "The Word of the Cross at the Turn of the Ages". Interpretation (Richmond: Union Theological Seminary) 53 (1): 44–56. 1999. doi:10.1177/002096439905300105. ISSN 0020-9643. 
  • van Harn, Roger E., ed. (2001). "2 Cor 4:3-6; 2 Cor 4:5-12; 2 Cor 4:13-5:1; 2 Cor 5:6-17; 2 Cor 5:16-21; 2 Cor 6:1-13". The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts vol.2, The Second Readings: Acts and the Epistles. Grand Rapids, London: William B. Eerdmanns Publishing Company, Continuum. pp. 243–264. ISBN 0-8028-4752-8. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James F. Kay's Biography at the Website of Princeton Theological Seminary". Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Past Alumni Award Recipients". Point Loma Nazarene University. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

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