• Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.A. Wheaton College Graduate School
  • B.A. Westmont College


Karin Stetina is passionate about teaching theology that is aimed at loving the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength (Matt. 22:37). She aims to relate theology to following Christ in daily life. She taught theology and church history for nearly 20 years at Wheaton College and at various churches. She has been a consultant and an editor for Luther Digest. Stetina’s research interests include Reformation theology and the theology of John Calvin, Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards, as well as the theology of education and reading theology with discernment. She is married to AJ Stetina and is blessed with four wonderful children: Caroline, Ellie, Cole and Alex.


  • Evangelical Theological Society


  • Ph.D. with Summa Cum Laude, 2003
  • M.A. with Summa Cum Laude, 1995
  • Kenneth A. Kantzer Award outstanding student in theology at Wheaton College, May 1994.
  • B.A. with Magna Cum Laude, 1992

Publications (Selected)


  • The Fatherhood of God in John Calvin’s Thought. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2016.
  • Jonathan Edwards’ Early Understanding of Religious Experience: The New York Sermons, 1720-1723. New York, Mellen Press, 2011.
  • "‘Abba Father’: Calvin’s biblical understanding of the fatherhood of God” in Since we are Justified by Faith. Justification in the Theologies of the Reformation. Ed. Mike Parsons. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2012.
  • “Luther in the Margins: What we can learn about Luther from marginalia in The Wheaton Copy of Operationes de Psalmos (1519-1521)” in Luther Digest Sonderfest. Milwaukee, WI: Lutherdigest, 2012.
  • “John Calvin on Revelation and the use of feminine imagery for God.” in Aspects of Reformation. Reforming Theology and Practice. Ed. Mike Parsons. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2013.

Professional Articles:

  • “The Biblical-Experimental Foundations of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology of Religious Experience, 1720-1723.” Puritan Reformed Journal, June 2009, Vol. 1, No. 2, 170-186.
  • “The ‘Sense of the Heart’: Jonathan Edwards’ Public Expression of his Pietistic Understanding of Religious Experience.” Puritan Reformed Journal, February 2010, Vol. 2, No. 1, 197-212.

Book Reviews/Endorsements

  • Book Review of Josh Moody’s Jonathan Edwards and Justification in Trinity Journal, Fall 2013, Vol. 34, No. 2.
  • Endorsement for Kenneth Minkema & Adrian C. Neele’s ‘Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables, Volume III’, July 2012.
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