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Journal Articles Authored by Ph.D. Students and Alumni

Journal articles, especially those involving rigorous peer review, are another hallmark of successful academic careers and cutting edge contributions to current discussions.

"Ezekiel 16 and the Song of Moses: A Prophetic Transformation?" - Gile

This essay argues that Ezekiel's depiction of Israel in chapter 16 represents a prophetic transformation of the rise and decline of Israel depicted in the Song, whereby he adopts the structure and themes of Deuteronomy 32 and infuses them with the prophetic motif of harlotry.

"On Faithfully Knowing and Infinite God: Humility as an Intellectual Virtue in Gregory of Nissa's 'Contra Eunomium II'" - Pardue

This article explores the concept of intellectual humility, a crucial but undertreated dimension of Gregory of Nyssa's thought, first by focusing on a key section of Contra Eunomium II, and then by contrasting this account with contemporary versions of Kantian humility. While Gregorian and Kantian humility share similarities on the surface (e.g. both dwell on our inability to know the 'essence' of a thing), Gregory's vision of the virtue is formed through engagement with the biblical text and in the quest to know an infinite, self-revealing God. In contrast to the flat resignation that characterizes Kantian versions of epistemic humility, Gregory's account of humility not only restrains but also empowers its practitioners in theological reflection.

"The Deliverer from Zion: The Source(s) and Function of Paul's Citation in Romans 11:26-27" - Bruno

This article argues that Paul's Old Testament citation in Romans 11:26-27 includes Isaiah 59:20-21, 27:9, and 2:3. For Paul, Christ's first advent inaugurates the fulfilment of these Isaianic prophecies; therefore, the salvation of 'all Israel' is not an exclusively future reality. The theme of Gentile blessing also accompanies these prophecies. Therefore, Paul expects that Gentile inclusion is part of the fulfilment of the promises to Israel. The implications of this argument are that the majority position of 'all Israel' in v. 26 as a reference to the future salvation of ethnic national Israel is untenable and that the emphasis on Gentile inclusion found earlier in Romans continues throughout the epistle.

 Our students are often able to publish one or more of their seminar papers, written during the program, as a journal article after substantial revision. Our alumni continue to be active in this form of publication after they graduate.

Allen, R. Michael. "Calvin’s Christ: A Dogmatic Matrix for Discussion of Christ’s Human Nature." International Journal of Systematic Theology 9 (2007): 382–397.

________. "The Church and the Churches: A Dogmatic Essay on Ecclesial Invisibility." European Journal of Theology 16 (2007): 113–119.

________. "Divine Transcendence and the Reading of Scripture." Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 26 (2008): 32–56.

________. "Exodus 3 after the Hellenization Thesis" Journal of Theological Interpretation 3 (2009): 179–96.

________. "Divine Fullness: A Dogmatic Sketch." Reformed Faith and Practice 1 (May 2016), 5–18. 

________. "'From the Time He Took the Form of a Servant': The Christ’s Pilgrimage of Faith." International Journal of Systematic Theology 16 (2014): 4–24.

________. "Getting Inspiration from Inspiration." Modern Reformation 19 (2010), 17–20.

________. Forthcoming. "Grace and God’s Word." Modern Reformation.

________. "Imitating Jesus." Modern Reformation 18 (2009): 27–30.

________. "'It is No Longer I Who Live’: Christ’s Faith and Christian Faith," Journal of Reformed Theology 7 (2013): 3-26.

________. "Jonathan Edwards and the Lapsarian Debate." Scottish Journal of Theology 62 (2009): 299–315.

________. "Putting Suspenders on the World: Radical Orthodoxy as a Post-Secular Theological Proposal or What Can Evangelicals Learn from Postmodern Christian Platonists?” Themelios 31 (2006): 40–53.

________. “The Shape of the Reformation,” Modern Reformation 20, no. 1 (January/February 2012): 26-30.

________. "Theological Politics and the Davidic Monarchy: Three Examples of Theological Exegesis." Horizons in Biblical Theology 30 (2008): 137–62.

________. "Toward Theological Theology: Tracing the Methodological Principles of John Webster." Themelios 41 (2016), 217–37.

________. "The Visibility of the Invisible God." Journal of Reformed Theology 9 (2015), 249–69.

Allen, R. Michael, and Scott R. Swain. "In Defense of Proof-Texting." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 54 (2011): 589-606.

________. "The Obedience of the Eternal Son." International Journal of Systematic Theology 15 (2013): 114-34.

Allen, R. Michael, and Daniel J. Treier. "Dogmatic Theology and Biblical Perspectives on Justification: A Reply to Leithart." Westminster Theological Journal 70 (2008): 105–10.

Anizor, Uche, “A Spirited Humanity: The Trinitarian Ecclesiology of Colin Gunton.” Themelios 36 (2011).

Anizor, Uche, and Daniel J. Treier. "Theological Interpretation of Scripture and Evangelical Systematic Theology: Iron Sharpening Iron?" Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 14 (2010): 4–17.

Ansberry, Chris. "What Does Jerusalem Have to Do with Athens? The Moral Vision of the Book of Proverbs and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics." Hebrew Studies 51 (2011): 157–73.

Barrett, Jordan. "Biblical Judgments and Theological Concepts: Toward a Defense of Imputed Righteousness." Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 32 (2014): 152–169.

Brendsel, Daniel J. "Plots, Themes, and Responsibilities: The Search for a Center of Biblical Theology Reexamined." Themelios 35 (2010): 400–12.

Bruno, Chris R. "The Deliverer from Zion: The Source(s) and Function of Paul’s Citation in Romans 11:26-27." Tyndale Bulletin 58 (2008): 119–34.

________. "A Note Pertaining to the Translation of Deuteronomy 6:4." Vetus Testamentum 59 (2009): 322–24.

________. Forthcoming. "HD, LBD, and the Translation of Deuteronomy 6:4." Vetus Testamentum.

________. "'Jesus is our Jubilee' . . . But How? The OT Background and Lukan Fulfillment of the Ethics of Jubilee." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53 (2010): 81–101.

________. "Reader, Authors, and the Divine Author: An Evangelical Proposal for Identifying Paul’s OT Citations." Westminster Theological Journal 71 (2009): 311–22.

Coombs, Clayton. "Reading in Tongues: The Case for a Pneumatalogical Hermeneutic in Conversation with James K. Smith." Pneuma 32 (2010): 261-68.

Decorvet, Jean. "Etre évangélique. Une définition socio-historique de l'identité évangélique." Hokhma 97 (2010):8–15.

Gile, Jason. "Ezekiel 16 and the Song of Moses: A Prophetic Transformation?" Journal of Biblical Literature 130 (2011): 87–108.

Gladd, Benjamin L. “The Last Adam as the 'Life-Giving Spirit' Revisited: A Possible OT Background of One of Paul’s Most Perplexing Phrases.” Westminster Theological Journal.

Gordon, James. "'A Glaring Misunderstanding'? Barth, Schleiermacher, and the Nature of Speculative Theology." International Journal of Systematic Theology 16 (2014): 13–30.

________. Forthcoming. "Is It Possible and Desirable for Theologians to Speculate After Barth?" The Heythrop Journal.

Hughes, Amy Brown. "The Legacy of the Feminine in the Christology of Origen of Alexandria, Methodius of Olympus, and Gregory of Nyssa." Vigiliae Christianae 69 (2015): 1–26.

Hwang, Jerry. “Authorial Intent and Reader Response: An Evangelical Journey with E. D. Hirsch, Jr.” Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology 18 (2014): 19–31.

________. “The Missio Dei as an Integrative Motif in the Book of Jeremiah.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 23 (2013): 485–508.

________. “‘My name will be great among the nations’”: The Missio Dei in the Book of the Twelve.” Tyndale Bulletin 65 (2014): 161–80.

________. “‘Turning the Tables on Idols Feasts’: Paul's Use of Exodus 32:6 in 1 Corinthians 10:7.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 54 (2011): 573–87.

________. “The Unholy Trio of Money, Sex, and Power in Israel’s 8th-Century BCE Prophets.” Jian Dao 41 (2014): 181–204.

________. "Yahweh's Poetic Mishpat in Israel's Kingship: A Reassessment of 1 Samuel 8-12." Westminster Theological Journal 73 (2011): 341–62.

Kibbe, Michael H. "Is It Finished? When Did It Start? Hebrews, Priesthood, and Atonement in Biblical, Systematic, and Historical Perspective." Journal of Theological Studies 65.1 (2014): 25–61.

________. "'The Obedience of Christ': A Reassessment of THN HUPAKOHN TOU CHRISTOU in 2 Corinthians 10:5." Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 2.1 (2012): 41-56.

________. "'Present and Accommodated for': Calvin's God on Mount Sinai." Journal of Theological Interpretation 7.1 (2013): 115–32.

Kim, Brittany and Charlie Trimm. “YHWH the Dragon: Exploring a Neglected Biblical Metaphor for the Divine Warrior and Its Bearing on the Translation of ’Ap.” The Bible Translator 65 (2014): 165–84.

Lee, Chee-Chiew. “’Fire From Their Mouths’: The Power of Witnessing in the Face of Hostility and Suffering (Rev 11:3–13).” Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology 17 (2013): 85–103.

________. “Gôyim in Genesis 35:11 and the Abrahamic Promise of Blessings for the Nations.”
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 52 (2009): 467−482.

________. “The Key to Understanding the New Testament Greek Middle Voice and Its Exegetical Implications.” China Evangelical Seminary Journal 5 (2013): 34–58. [In Chinese]

_________. "Once Again: The Niphal and the Hitpael of BRK in the Abrahamic Blessing for the Nations." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 36 (2012): 279-96

_________. “A Response to ‘Interpretation of Psalm 40 in Hebrews 10: A Case Study of the NT Use of the OT.’” Central Taiwan Theological Seminary Journal 3 (2012): 249–69. [in Chinese]

_________. “Understanding Human Desires: A New Testament Perspective.” In Managing Our Desires for Christ, edited by Clement Chia, Chee-Chiew Lee, and Cynthia Chang, 9–27. Singapore: Singapore Bible College, 2014. [In Chinese]

Newkirk, Matthew. “Reconsidering the Role of Deception in Solomon’s Ascent to the Throne.”
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57 (2014): 703–13.

Ortlund, Dane C. Forthcoming. "'And Their Eyes Were Opened, and They Knew': An Intercanonical Note on Luke 24:31." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.

________. Forthcoming. "'A Benefit No Mind Can Fully Comprehend': Bavinck's Doctrine of Justification." Calvin Theological Journal.

________. "Christocentrism—An Asymmetrical Trinitarianism?" Themelios 34 (2009): 309–21.

________. Forthcoming. "'Created Over a Second Time' or 'Grace Restoring Nature'? Edwards and Bavinck on the Heart of Christian Salvation. The Bavinck Review.

________. Forthcoming. "Encourage One Another." Tabletalk.

________. “Inaugurated Glorification: Revisiting Romans 8:30.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57 (2014): 111-33.

________. "The Insanity of Faith: Paul's Theological Use of Isaiah in Romans 9:33." Trinity Journal 30 (2009): 269–88.

________. Forthcoming. "Is Jeremiah 33 a 'Center' to the Bible? A Test Case in Inter-canonical Hermeneutics." Evangelical Quarterly.

________. "Justified by Faith, Judged according to Works: Another Look at a Pauline Paradox." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 52 (2009) 323–39.

________. "The Longing of Love: Faith and Obedience in the Thought of Adolf Schlatter." Themelios 33 (2008): 34–47.

________. "The Old Testament Background and Eschatological Significance of Jesus Walking on the Sea (Mark 6:45-52)." Neotestamentica.

________. Forthcoming. "Phinehan Zeal: A Consideration of James Dunn's Proposal." Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha.

________. Forthcoming. "'Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness' (2 Cor 12:9): A Biblical Theology of Strength through Weakness." Presbyterion.

________. "Sanctification by Justification: The Forgotten Insight of Bavinck and Berkouwer on Progressive Sanctification." Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 28 (2010): 43–61.

________. "Truthfulness in Usefulness: Stanley Fish and American Literary Pragmatism." Themelios 33 (2008): 29–38.

________. Forthcoming. "'Zeal without Knowledge': For What Did Paul Criticize His Fellow Jews in Romans 10:2–3?" Westminster Theological Journal.

Ortlund, Dane C., and G. K. Beale. Forthcoming. "Darkness over the Whole Land: A Biblical Theological Reflection on Mark 15:33." Westminster Theological Journal.

Pardue, Stephen. "On Faithfully Knowing an Infinite God: Intellectual Humility in Gregory of Nyssa's Contra Eunomium II." International Journal of Systematic Theology 13 (2011): 62-67.

________. "Athens and Jerusalem Once More: What the Turn to Virtue Means for Theological Exegesis," Journal of Theological Interpretation 4 (2010), 295–308.

________. Forthcoming. "Kenosis and Its Discontents: Towards an Augustinian Account of Divine Humility." Scottish Journal of Theology.

Piotrowski, Nick. Forthcoming. “‘After the Deportation’: Observations in Matthew’s Apocalyptic Genealogy.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 25.2 (2015): 189–203.

________. Forthcoming. "The Concept of Exile in Late Second Temple Judaism: A Review of Recent Scholarship." Currents in Biblical Research.

________. "'I Will Save My People from Their Sins': The Influence of Ezekiel 36:28b-29a and 37:23b on Matthew 1:21." Tyndale Bulletin 64 (2013): 33–54

________. “Johannes Oecolampadius: Christology and the Supper.” Mid-American Journal of Theology 23 (2012): 131–37.

Piotrowski, Nick and David S. Schrock. "'You Can Make Me Clean': The Matthean Jesus as Priest and the Biblical-Theological Results.” Criswell Theological Review.

Ribbens, Benjamin J. "A Typology of Types: Typology in Dialogue." Journal of Theological Interpretation 5 (2011): 81-96.

________. "Forensic-Retributive Justification in Romans 3:21-26: Paul's Doctrine of Justification in Dialogue with Hebrews." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74 (2012): 548-67.

Schafer, A. Rahel. "'Does God Care About Oxen?': Another Look at Paul's Use of Deuteronomy 25:4 in 1 Corinthians 9:9." Journal of the Adventist Theological Society 21 (2010): 114-132.

________. Forthcoming. "Rest for the Animals? Nonhuman Sabbath Rejuvenation in Pentateuchal Law." Bulletin for Biblical Research.

Treat, Jeremy R. “The Crucified King: STR Interviews Dr. Jeremy Treat.” Southeastern Theological Review 5 (2014): 171–83.

________. “Expansive Particularity: Calvin’s Way of Avoiding ‘Either/Or’ Reductionism and ‘Both/And’ Homogeneity.” Trinity Journal 34 (2013): 45–59.

________. "Gospel and Doctrine in the Life of the Church." Scottish Evangelical Theological Society Bulletin 32 (2014): 180-94.

________. “The Glory of the Cross: How God’s Power is Made Perfect in Weakness.” Christianity Today 57, no. 8 (October, 2013): 56–57.

________. “More than a Game: A Theology of Sport,” Themelios 40 (2015): 392–404.

Trimm, Charles. "Did YHWH Condemn the Nations When He Elected Israel? YHWH’s Disposition toward Non-Israelites in the Torah." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 55 (2012): 521–36.

________. "Evangelicals, Theology, and Biblical Interpretation: Reflections on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture." Bulletin for Biblical Research. 20 (2010): 379–98.

________. "Recent Research on Warfare in the Old Testament." Currents for Biblical Research 10 (2012): 1–46.

Trimm Charles and Brittany Kim. “YHWH the Dragon: Exploring a Neglected Biblical Metaphor for the Divine Warrior and Its Bearing on the Translation of ’Ap.” The Bible Translator 65 (2014): 165–84.

Varma, Ashish. "Sin, Grace, and Virtue in Calvin: A Matrix for Dogmatic Consideration." Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 28 (2010): 177-94.

Vlachos, Chris A. "Law, Sin, and Death: An Edenic Triad? An Examination with Reference to 1 Corinthians 15:56." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47 (2004): 277–98.

Wenzel, Heiko. “Muhammad als Siegel der Propheten (Sure 33,40): Zur Interpretation der Ahmadiyya-Bewegung.” In Islam und Christlicher Glaube 12 (2012): 19-33.

White, Michael D. Forthcoming. "Charles Hodge, Hermeneutics, and the Struggle with Scripture." Journal of Theological Interpretation.

________. Forthcoming. "Everything Old is New Again: A Comparative Assessment of the Postconservative Proposals of John Franke and Roger Olson." Westminster Theological Journal.