- 1999: Ph.D. in Patristics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
- 1989: M.Div. (with honors), Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado (USA).
- 1986-1988: Study of theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina (USA).
- 1985-1986: Seminary preparation, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina (USA).
- 1985: A.B. in English literature (summa cum laude), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (USA).
Academic positions and teaching experience
- 2004-: Professor of Historical Theology, ETF
- 2003-2004: Visiting Professor of Historical Theology, ETF
- 2010-: Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina (USA)
- 2006-2010: Professor of Historical Theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina (USA).
- 2002-2007: Associate Professor of Historical theology and Missions, Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina (USA).
- 1999-2001: Assistant Professor of Church History and Missions, Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, South Carolina (USA).
- 1996-2002: Adjunct Professor of Theology and consultant to the academic department, Donetsk Christian University, Donetsk, Ukraine.
- 1992-1996: Professor of Systematic theology and Assistant Academic Dean, Donetsk Christian University, Donetsk, Ukraine.
Academic honors and awards
- Leon McDill Allison Award for Excellence in Teaching, Erskine Theological Seminary, 2005.
- Overseas Research Student Award from the British government for study at Cambridge, 1996-1999.
- Scholarship Award from Denver Seminary for the highest GPA in the M.Div. program, 1989.
- William Fitzhugh Morris Prize from Erskine Theological Seminary for excellence in biblical studies, 1988.
- Class of 1985 Prize from Princeton University for the highest GPA in the English department, 1985.
Selected Bibliography (since 1995)
- Fulgentius of Ruspe and the Scythian Monks: Correspondence on Christology and Grace. The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation (Patristic Series), 126. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2013. [Co-translated with Rob Roy McGregor.]
- Understanding Language: A Guide for Beginning Students of Greek or Latin. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.
- Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2009, 240 pp (This book is also being published in Russian.)
- Grace and Christology in the Early Church. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: University Press, 2003. (This book has also been published in Russian.)
- Eastern Orthodoxy through Western Eyes. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. (This book has also been published in Russian and Romanian.)
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“The Sardican Paper, Antiochene Politics, and the Council of Alexandria (362): Developing the ‘Faith of Nicaea.’” The Journal of Theological Studies, forthcoming in October 2015.
“Athanasius.” In the T & T Clark Companion to the Doctrine of Sin. London: T & T Clark, forthcoming.
“Chalcedon, Council of,” “Ephesus, Council of,” and “Nestorius/Nestorianism.” In Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, forthcoming.
“Cyril of Alexandria on the Atonement.” In the T & T Clark Companion to the Atonement, edited by Adam J. Johnson. London: T & T Clark, forthcoming.
- “Context, Context, Context: Athanasius’ Biblical Interpretation in Contra Arianos.” Perichoresis 12, no. 2 (2014): 119–35
- “The Synod of Ancyra (358) and the Question of the Son’s Creaturehood.” The Journal of Theological Studies, NS, 64:1 (2013), 111-136.
- “Translating ‘Son of God’: Insights from the Early Church.” St. Francis Magazine 8:6 (December 2012), 749-775.
- “Justification in St. Cyril of Alexandria with some Implications for Ecumenical Dialogue.” Participatio: The Journal of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship 4 (2013): 132-155. [This article is being reprinted in T. F. Torrance and Orthodoxy, Wipf & Stock, forthcoming.]
- “Jesus’ Relationship to God, from His Words in John 13-17.” St. Francis Magazine 8:5 (October 2012), 571-592.
- “Eastern Orthodoxy: An Historical-Theological Overview.” Areopagus Journal 12:3 (2012), 8-17.
- “Contemporary Millennial/Tribulational Debates.” In A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology, eds. Craig L. Blomberg and Sung Wook Chung, 105–131. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.
- “Allies or Merely Friends? John of Antioch and Nestorius in the Christological Controversy.” The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 58.3 (2007): 383-399.
- “The Puzzle of Theodoret’s Christology: A Modest Suggestion.” The Journal of Theological Studies, NS 58.1 (2007): 100-133.
- “Patristic Soteriology: Three Trajectories.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50.2 (2007): 289-310.
- “Patristic Exegesis and Theology: The Cart and the Horse.” Westminster Theological Journal 69:1 (2007): 1-19.
- “The One Person who is Jesus Christ: The Patristic Perspective.” In Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology, eds. Fred Sanders and Klaus Issler, 80-113. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2007.
- “Is the Early Church Relevant to the Scottish Reformation?” Haddington House Journal, Vol. 8, Supplemental Issue, 2006.
- “Eastern Orthodox Mystical Theology.” In Mysticisms East and West: Studies in Mystical Experience, eds. Chris Patridge and Theodore P.C. Gabriel, 146-165. Carlisle, England: Paternoster Press, 2003.
- “John Cassian.” In The Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. Trevor Hart, 115-116. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
- “Orthodox Supremacy in Russia: Is There a Place for Evangelicalism?” In God in Russia: The Challenge of Freedom, eds. Sharon Linzey and Ken Kaisch, 288-314. Lanham, MA: University Press of America, 1999.
- “Salvation as Theosis: The Teaching of Eastern Orthodoxy.” Themelios 23:2 (1998): 42-54.
Review Articles (selection)
- David Vincent Meconi, S.J. The One Christ: St. Augustine’s Theology of Deification. By David Vincent Meconi. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2013. Augustinian Studies 45, no. 1 (2014): 107-9.
- George, Timothy, ed. Evangelicals and Nicene Faith: Reclaiming the Apostolic Witness. Beeson Divinity Studies. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2011. Reviewed in International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 2 (2014): 235-7.
- Lössl, Josef. The Early Church: History and Memory. London: T&T Clark, 2010. Reviewed in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, forthcoming.
- Schor, Adam M. Theodoret’s People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria. Berkely and Los-Angeles: University of California Pres, 2011. Reviewed in The Catholic Historical Review 98 (2012), 340-341.
- Guroian, Vigen. The Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key. Grand Rapids, Mich.” Eerdmans, 2010. Reviewed in Themelios 36:1 (2011).
- Angold, Michael, ed. The Cambridge History of Christianity. Vol. 5: Eastern Christianity. Cambridge: University Press, 2006. Reviewed in Ashland Theological Journal 43 (2011).
- Payton, James R., Jr. Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2007 & Letham, Robert. Through Western Eyes: Eastern Orthodoxy: A Reformed Perspective. Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor, 2007. Reviewed in Religion in Eastern Europe 27.4 (Nov. 2007): 62-68.
- Ferguson, Everett. Church History. Volume One: From Christ to Pre-Reformation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2005. Reviewed in Haddington House Journal 9 (2007): 95-9.
- Nassif, Bradley, et al. Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism. Ed. James J. Stamoolis. Counterpoints. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2004. Reviewed in East-West Church & Ministry Report 13.2 (Spring 2005): 12-13, and in Westminster Theological Journal, 68:1 (Spring 2006): 162-165.
- Garvilyuk, Paul. The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: University Press, 2004. Reviewed in the The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 56.3 (July 2005).
- Laird, Martin. Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith: Union, Knowledge, and Divine Presence. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: University Press, 2004. Reviewed in Westminster Theological Journal 67.1 (Spring 2005): 184-187.
- Aagaard, Anna Marie, and Peter Bouteneff. Beyond the East-West Divide: The World Council of Churches and “the Orthodox Problem.” Geneva: WCC Publications, 2001. Reviewed in East-West Church & Ministry Report, 12.2 (Spring 2004): 14-15.
- Glanzer, Perry L. The Quest for Russia’s Soul: Evangelicals and Moral Education in Post-Communist Russia. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2002. Reviewed in Religion in Eastern Europe 23.5 (Oct. 2003): 51-58.