Paul Kirbas, Ph.D.

Paul Kirbas is the President and CEO of the Graduate Theological Foundation, and the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture. He is also a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He is minister of the Presbyterian Church USA, and holds the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation. His Ph.D. studies have focused on the intersection of theology and nature, in collaboration with John Kerr, past Warden of the Society of Ordained Scientists in the United Kingdom. His academic appointments have included being appointed as the Guest Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, and an adjunct professor of Philosophy at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Dr. Kirbas is the founder and president of the Kirbas Institute, which offers events, curriculum, and a TV program that builds bridges between spirituality and science. 

Religious Affiliation
  • Presbyterian (Ordained)
General Areas of Interests
  • Theology; Pastoral Care & Counseling; Ecclesiastical History
  • Liturgy/Worship/Music; Ethics & Biotechnology
Specialized Areas
  • Protestant (19th & 20th Century)
  • Reformation Studies
  • Religion and Science
Areas of Service
  • Thesis Supervision
  • Project Consultant
  • Online Courses
Online Course Offering
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