Daniel Treier, Ph.D.

Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Theology
On Faculty since 2001

Office: BGC 553
Phone: (630)752-5419
Fax: (630)752-5296


Ph.D. (Systematic Theology), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2002)

Th.M. (New Testament), Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1998)

M.Div., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1996)

About Daniel Treier

I grew up on a farm outside Bloomdale, Ohio, a town of 700. I am married to Amy Black (Treier), who teaches Political Science at Wheaton, and we have a daughter named Anna.

My church background prepared me for Wheaton by including Methodist, (Grace) Brethren, Baptist, Evangelical Free, (briefly) Anglican, and now Presbyterian churches: my theological commitments are evangelical and eclectic, (very) broadly in the Reformed tradition.

My scholarship focuses generally on evangelical systematic theology and theological interpretation of the Bible, more specifically on Christology and cultural engagement. A unifying theme is pursuit of biblical wisdom.

Hobbies include reading, watching baseball, reading, golfing, and reading.


Also co-editor of eight books; for a complete list of publications and/or advice on preparing for a PhD, see here.

Courses Taught

  • Over twenty different undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Current electives focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oliver O'Donovan, Christology, and ecclesiology
  • The first-year PhD seminar on hermeneutics

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Christian Theological Research Fellowship
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research (Friend)
  • International Bonhoeffer Society
  • International Jacques Ellul Society
  • Karl Barth Society of North America
  • Society of Biblical Literature


  • I am currently writing a textbook with the working title, Good News: An Evangelical Introduction to Christian Theology (Baker Academic)
  • I have edited a revision of Walter Elwell's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker Academic, forthcoming 2017)
  • Consulting editor, International Theological Commentary series (T & T Clark)
  • Co-editor with Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture series (IVP Academic)

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