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2008 WordAlone Convention

—Keynote speaker's biographies

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February 27, 2008

Rev. James G. Kallasphoto of Rev. Kallas

Academic Degrees:

  • B.A., St. Olaf College, 1950
  • B.Th., Luther Seminary, 1955
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1967
  • D.D. (Honorary), University of Redlands, 1975
  • Fulbright and Rockefeller scholar
  • Has also studied at Sorbonne, France; University of Durham, England; and Goethe Institute, Germany


  • Missionary, Cameroun, West Africa, 1955-1961
  • Professor, California Lutheran College, 1961-1978
  • President, Dana College, 1978-1985


  • The Significance of the Synoptic Miracles, London, SPCK
  • The Story of Paul, Augsburg (available from the Bethel Series)
  • The Real Satan: From Biblical Times to the Present, Augsburg (available from Augsburg Fortress)
  • Revelation - God and Satan in the Apocalypse, Augsburg
  • The Satanward View, Westminster
  • Jesus and the Power of Satan, Westminster
  • Layman's Introduction to Christian Thought, Westminster
  • An Adventure in Africa: Our Years in the French Cameroun, Adventures Unlimited


  • Naval veteran at age 14
  • Played professional football for the Chicago Bears
  • Private pilot
  • Left-handed
  • Never been a notary public

He is married to Darlean (spelling correct), his first wife, since June 1950, and still with her! They have four children – James III, Paris, Jacqueline, and Kingsley