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Karl Paul Donfried is an American theologist.


He is Elizabeth A. Woodson Professor Emeritus of Religion and Biblical Literature at Smith College.


Donfried was born in New York City and graduated from the prep school Trinity School. He went to college at Columbia University (B.A. 1960) and Harvard Divinity School (B.D. 1963 under G. Ernest Wright). Donfried was ordained by the Lutheran Church in America on June 5, 1963, and went on to earn graduate degrees from Union Theological Seminary (S.T.M. 1965 under W. D. Davies) and the University of Heidelberg (Dr. theol. 1968 under G√ľnther Bornkamm).


  • 1 Timothy Reconsidered (Colloquium Oecumenicum Paulinum 18. Leuven: Peeters. 2008. 
  • Who Owns the Bible? Toward the Recovery of a Christian Hermeneutic. New York: Crossroad. 2006. 
  • Paul, Thessalonica and Early Christianity. Edinburgh and Grand Rapids: T. & T. Clark and Eerdmans. 2002. 
  • The Thessalonians Debate: Methodological Discord or Methodological Synthesis? (with Johannes Beutler. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2000. 
  • Judaism and Christianity in Rome in the First Century (with Peter Richardson. GrandRapids: Eerdmans. 1998. 
  • The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters (with I. Howard Marshall. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 
  • The Romans Debate: Expanded and Revised Edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson. 1991. 
  • The Dynamic Word: New Testament Insights for Contemporary Christians. New York and San Francisco: Harper & Row. 1981. 
  • Mary in the New Testament, edited and authored together with Raymond E. Brown, Joseph Fitzmyer and John Reumann. Philadelphia; New York: Paulist Press. 1978. 
  • The Romans Debate. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House. 1977. 
  • The Setting of Second Clement in Early Christianity. Leiden:E. J. Brill. 1974. 
  • Peter in the New Testament, edited and authored together with Raymond E. Brown and John Reumann. Minneapolis; New York: Augsburg Publishing House; Paulist Press. 1973. 
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