Piotr J. Małysz
Associate Professor of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School
History and Doctrine
 Divinity Hall

Piotr Małysz joined the faculty of Beeson Divinity School in 2011 and teaches church history and doctrine. His research interests lie at the intersection of historical and systematic theology, modern European intellectual history, continental philosophy, and social theory. Małysz is the author of Trinity, Freedom and Love: An Engagement with the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel (T&T Clark 2012), and co-editor of Luther Refracted: The Reformer’s Ecumenical Legacy (Fortress Press 2015). In addition, Małysz has contributed to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, the Oxford Handbook to the Reception of Christian Theology, the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (De Gruyter), and the Annotated Luther series. Małysz’s articles have appeared in Modern Theology, Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Harvard Theological Review, and Pro Ecclesia. He is most recently the author of “Beyond Cyril? Martin Luther’s Quest for Christological Agency” in the Scottish Journal of Theology. Małysz has also authored several more popular pieces in Modern Reformation and numerous editorial articles in Lutheran Forum. Małysz has recently become associate editor for the new series, Reconstructions in Lutheran Doctrinal Theology (Cascade), for which he is writing the volume on justification. He is also Lutheran Forum’s co-editor, as well as serving on the editorial boards of Kerygma und Dogma and Gdański Rocznik Teologiczny. Before coming to Beeson, Małysz was a Lilly Fellow and Lecturer in Theology at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. He is an ordained Lutheran pastor. In his spare time, Małysz is an avid hiker, backpacker and photographer. He enjoys cooking and translating poetry.

Read “On Death, Dying, and Dying Well”

Read “Salvation in a Race-Conscious Age”

Read “Justified for Good: Luther’s Message for Late-Modern Times”

Read “The Church as a Resurrection Community”

Read “Being Human”


  • ThD, Harvard University
  • MDiv, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
  • BA, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland


Selected Articles and Essays

Research Interests

  • Martin Luther and the Lutheran Reformation
  • Doctrine of the Trinity
  • Theological and philosophical anthropology
  • 19th- and 20th-century systematic theology (Isaak Dorner, Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel, Wolfhat Pannenberg, Robert Jenson)
  • Continental philosophy


  • American Academy of Religion
  • Karl Barth Society of North America


Get to Know Dr. Malysz