Gordon D. Kaufman

Gordon D. Kaufman
Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity Emeritus


  • AB, Bethel College
  • MA, Northwestern University
  • BD, Yale Divinity School
  • PhD, Yale University
  • LHD, Bethel College
  • LHD, honoris causa, Carleton College


Gordon Dester Kaufman died on July 22, 2011 at age 86. A member of the Faculty of Divinity since 1963, Kaufman was a renowned liberal theologian whose research, writing, and teachings had a profound influence on constructive and systematic theology. Read the HDS obituary for more on his life and legacy.