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Professor of Theology

University of Notre Dame


Systematic Theology


B.A., Stonehill College, 1969

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1976


433 Malloy Hall

About Dr. Krieg

Robert A. Krieg is a professor of systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Indiana. This web site is a place for students to learn more about the professor and to find class materials, and for readers to locate supplementary information for his latest book, Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives (The Liturgical Press, 2013), including helpful quotes and books for continued learning. Currently, supplementary bibliographic information is available.

Robert A. Krieg

Research and Teaching Interests

Krieg specializes in historical-systematic theology, especially in Christology and German Catholic theology. He has recently finished Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives (Liturgical Press, 2013). This book is the fruit of his research leave during 2010–11, which was made possible by a fellowship from the Louisville Institute. Previously, he completed Franz Jaegerstaetter: Letters and Writings from Prison (Orbis Books, 2009), for which he was the translator and commentator. As a recipient of a Henry Luce III Fellowship (2001–02), Krieg researched and wrote Catholic Theologians in Nazi Germany (Continuum, 2004).

Recent Publications

Krieg is the editor, commentator, and translator of Romano Guardini: Spiritual Writings (Orbis Books, 2005) as well as the author of Romano Guardini: A Precursor of Vatican II (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997) and the editor of Romano Guardini: Proclaiming the Sacred in a Modern World (Liturgical Training Publications, 1995). He has also written Karl Adam: Catholicism in German Culture (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992) and Story-Shaped Christology (Paulist Press, 1988).

Krieg has published theological articles in America, Comment, Commonweal, The Heythrop Journal, The Irish Theological Quarterly, The Journal of Religious Thought, Theologische Quartalschrift, Theological Studies, and Worship.


Above all, Krieg enjoys instructing undergraduates in their “first course” on the Bible and the Christian faith as well as teaching graduate students in his courses on the “person” and “work” of Jesus Christ. He has received the University’s Madden Teaching Award (1997) and Kaneb Teaching Award (2006). He taught at King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) from 1975 to 1977 and joined the theology faculty at the University of Notre Dame in August 1977.