Kristin Saldine

 Kristin Saldine
Address100 East 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., Whitworth College, 1981
M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1986
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2004

Kristin Emery Saldine joined the faculty as assistant professor of homiletics on July 1, 2006. Prior to her appointment at Austin Seminary, she was minister of the chapel with the rank of assistant professor and associate director of the Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary.

She was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1986 and is currently a member-at-large of the Presbytery of North Puget Sound. Saldine was pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes, Washington, from 1988 to 1994, and during that time membership doubled and worship attendance tripled. She was also associate pastor to youth and their families at First Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon, from 1986 to 1988. She was the recipient of the Martin Dwelle Kneeland Preaching Prize at San Francisco Theological Seminary

Saldine’s interests in academia include Puritan plain-style preaching and the “homiletical appropriation of geo-rhetoric,” an interdisciplinary method through which theology, visual rhetoric, and philosophical geography provide a means to understand the contextual and imagistic power of preaching. She was awarded the 2005 Religious Communication Association Dissertation of the Year Award for her work, “Preaching God Visible: Geo-Rhetoric and the Theological Appropriation of Landscape Imagery in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards.”

Saldine’s published works include, “Toward a Homiletical Landscape of the American West,” in Papers of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Homiletics, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 1996, “Half-Way up the Stony Mountain” and “Mary Knows,” in The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, Year C, 2001, and “Threatened with Resurrection,” inSpire (Winter, 2002).

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