Faculty Profiles

Joel_Chopp 2023

Joel Chopp, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology

On Faculty since 2023

Ph.D. in Systematic Theology 2023
University of Toronto, Wycliffe College
Dissertation: You Made All Things in Wisdom: The Role of Sacred Scripture in Thomas Aquinas’s Doctrine of Divine Freedom
Advisor: Ephraim Radner

M.A. in Systematic Theology 2014
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
summa cum laude

B.A. in Ministerial Education 2011
God’s Bible School & College


Classical Theism for Protestants: Thomas Aquinas and the Future of Evangelical Theology. Co-authored with Thomas H. McCall. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, forthcoming.

Edited Volumes

(2021) Science and the Doctrine of Creation: The Approaches of Ten Modern Theologians. Edited with Geoffrey Fulkerson. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2021.

Journal Articles

(2021) “Thomas Aquinas on Divine Beatitude, Freedom, and the Speech of Christ in Psalm 16:2,” Nova et Vetera 19, no. 1 (Winter 2021): 217–249.

(2017) “Unearthing Paul’s Ethics: Douglas Campbell on Creation, Redemption, and the Christian Moral Life,” Journal of Theological Interpretation 11, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 259–276.

Book Reviews

(2017) Michael Allen and Scott Swain, eds., Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2016) in Trinity Journal 38, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 260–262.

(2015) Matthew Levering, Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation: The Mediation of the Gospel through Church and Scripture, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2014) in Asbury Journal 70, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 136–139.

(2015) Steve Wilkins, ed., Faith and Reason: Three Views, (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2014) in Themelios 40, no. 2 (Aug 2015): 353–355.

(2014) Paul Moser and Michael McFall, eds., The Wisdom of the Christian Faith, (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012) in Themelios, 39, no. 1 (Apr 2014): 168–170.

Other Publications

(2020) “Adam, the Fall, and the Goodness of God: Introduction to the Symposium,” co-authored with Thomas H. McCall, Pro Ecclesia 29, no. 4 (November 2020) 383–386.

(2018) Guest editor with Geoffrey Fulkerson, Trinity Journal 39, no. 2 (Fall 2018).

Papers Presented

(2023) “Divine Goodness, Classical Theism, and Isa. 45:7: Evaluating a Flawed Evangelical Proposal,” Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, March 2–4.

(2022) “Scholastic Exegesis and Divine Deliberation: Bonaventure, Aquinas, and Suárez on Eph.1:11,” Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Christian Theology and the Bible unit, Denver, CO, November 22.

(2019) “Thou Hast No Need of My Goods: Aquinas on Divine Freedom and the Speech of Christin Ps 15:2,” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, San Diego, CA, November 22.

(2019) “Thou Hast No Need of My Goods: Aquinas on Divine Freedom and the Speech of Christin Ps 15:2,” Graduate Student Conference: Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL, November 16.

(2015) “God’s Good World: Aquinas, Kretzmann, and Dewan on Divine Freedom in Creation,” Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 18.

(2015) “Unearthing Paul’s Ethics: A Critical Assessment of Douglas Campbell’s Interpretation of Galatians 3:28,” Evangelical Theological Society Ontario / Quebec regional meeting, York, ON, March 21.

(2014) “Ex bonitate Dei: Participatory Metaphysics and Divine Goodness in Arminius’s Doctrine of Creation,” Evangelical Theological Society Midwest regional meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, March28.


(2023) “Wesleyan Dogmatics: Setting the Agenda,” Wesleyan Dogmatics Working Group, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore KY, March 2.