4.1 Emeritus Faculty

4.1 Emeritus Faculty


George Cain Fuller Fuller
Professor of Practical Theology, Emeritus
B.S., Haverford College, 1953; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1956; Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1962; Th.D., 1964; M.B.A., Babson College, 1976; Pastoral ministry, Maryland, 1956–1960, Alabama and Minnesota, 1966–1971, Massachusetts, 1973–1976, and New Jersey, 1999– ; Professor of Bible, Northwestern College, 1963–1966; Associate Professor of Preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1971–1972; Executive Director, National Presbyterian and Reformed Fellowship, 1976–1983; Westminster, 1978– .
Author: Play It My Way.
Contributor: A Sourcebook of Mercy for Deacons (editor); Good News for All Seasons; Practical Theology and the Ministry of the Church; The Voice from the Cross; In Search of a National Morality; Serving and Challenging Seniors (editor).
Representative Articles: “The Life of Jesus, After The Ascension,” Westminster Theological Journal, 1994; “He Heals All Your Diseases (Psalm 103:3),” byFaith Magazine (Winter 2008); “An Exhortation: Rejoice in Old Age,”Equip for Ministry Magazine (November 2004).

 

BarkerWilliam Shirmer Barker, II

Professor of Church History, Emeritus
B.A., Princeton University, 1956; M.A., Cornell University, 1959; B.D., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1960; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1970; Pastoral ministry, Missouri, Tennessee, 1960–1964, 1970–1972; Instructor, Covenant College, 1958–1964; Assistant Professor of History, 1964–1970; Associate Professor of History and Dean of Faculty, 1970–1972; Associate Professor of Church History and Dean of Faculty, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1972–1977; Associate Professor of Church History and President, 1977–1984; Adjunct Professor of Church History, 2002–2006; Editor, Presbyterian Journal, 1984–1987; Westminster, 1987– .
Author: Puritan Profiles: 54 Influential Puritans at the Time When the Westminster Confession of Faith Was Written; “In All Things…”: The Preeminence of Christ in the History of Covenant College, 1955–2005; Word to the World: Selected Writings of William S. Barker.
Contributor: Dictionary of Christianity in America; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique (editor); The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography: 1730–1860; To Glorify and Enjoy God: A Commemoration of the 350th Anniversary of the Westminster Assembly; The Practice of Confessional Subscription; Sermons that Shaped America: Reformed Preaching from 1630 to 2001 (co-editor); A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis.
Representative Articles: “The Resurrection of the Body,” Tenth Quarterly, 1986; “The Hemphill Case, Benjamin Franklin, and Subscription to the Westminster Confession,” American Presbyterians, Winter 1991; “The Westminster Assembly on the Days of Creation,” Westminster Theological Journal, 2000.

 

Manuel OrtizOrtiz
Professor of Ministry and Urban Mission, Emeritus
B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible, 1971; M.A., Wheaton Graduate School of Theology, 1975; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1989; Teacher, Philadelphia Association for Christian Schools, 1972–1973; Pastoral ministry, Illinois, 1973–1987; Headmaster, Humboldt Community Christian School, Chicago, 1980–1987; Founder and Director, The Apprenticeship School for Urban Ministry, Chicago, 1981–1987; Board member and faculty, The Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago, 1982–1987; Board Member, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and World Relief, 1994; Visiting Professor, Eastern Baptist Seminary, 1994; Pastor, Spirit and Truth Fellowship, Philadelphia, 1995– ; Westminster, 1987– .
Author: The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church; One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church; Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City and the People of God (co-author).
Contributor: Evangelical Preaching and Hispanic Theology; Bridge Book; Great Commission Handbook; Discipling the City, 2nd ed.; Upholding the Vision; The Urban Face of Mission: Ministering the Gospel in a Diverse and Changing World (co-editor).
Representative Articles: “Christian Community Development: Answers and Issues,” Urban Mission, December 1997; “An Urgent Call to Do Mission in Our Cities: A Missiological Challenge,” Evangelical Journal, Spring 1998; “Seeking the Kingdom in Our Cities,” The Banner, February 2000.

 

DavisDaniel Clair Davis
Professor of Church History, Emeritus
A.B., Wheaton College, 1953; B.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1956; M.A., Wheaton College, 1957; Dr. theol., Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, 1960; Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Olivet College, 1960–1963; Visiting Professor and Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheaton College (Graduate School of Theology), 1963–1966; Westminster, 1966– .
Contributor: John Calvin: His Influence in the Western World; Challenges to Inerrancy; Inerrancy and the Church; Pressing Toward the Mark; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique.

 

John Frank BettlerBettler
Professor of Practical Theology, Emeritus
B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible, 1963; B.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1967; D.Min., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1974; Graduate studies, Rutgers University, Family Institute of Philadelphia; Pastoral ministry, Pennsylvania and Illinois, 1967–1973; Director, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1974–2006; Westminster, 1976– .
Representative Articles: “Jesus’ Way of Caring,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 2003; “Far as the Curse is Found: Human Suffering and the Hope of the Gospel,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 2004.

 

GaffinRichard Birch Gaffin, Jr.

Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus
B.A., Calvin College, 1958; B.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1961; Th.M., 1962; Th.D., 1969; Graduate studies, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, 1962–1963; Westminster, 1965– .
Author: By Faith, Not By Sight; The Centrality of the Resurrection [= Resurrection and Redemption]; Perspectives on Pentecost; Calvin and the Sabbath; God’s Word In Servant-Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck on the Doctrine of Scripture.
Contributor: Jerusalem and Athens; Studying the New Testament Today; The New Testament Student and Theology; The New Testament Student at Work; The Book of Books; New International Version New Testament (editorial committee consultant); Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation; The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos (editor); Biblical Principles & Business: The Foundations; Inerrancy and Hermeneutic; Dictionary of Christianity in America; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; Right with God; The Vitality of Reformed Theology; Dictionary of Paul and His Letters; Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?; Always Reforming: Explorations in Systematic Theology; A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis; Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters; Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics; The Faith Once Delivered: Essays in Honor of Dr. Wayne R. Spear; The Forgotten Christ: Exploring the Majesty and Mystery of God Incarnate; The Glory of the Atonement: Essays in Honor of Roger Nicole; The Hope Fulfilled: Essays in Honor of Dr. O. Palmer Robertson; The Pattern of Sound Doctrine: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Strimple.
Representative Articles: “Pentecost: Before and After,” Kerux, September 1995; “Paul the Theologian,” Westminster Theological Journal, Spring 2000; “Biblical Theology and the Westminster Standards,” Westminster Theological Journal, Fall 2003.