Dr. Poythress' Many Hats

November 23, 2008

Vern S. Poythress

Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Editor, Westminster Theological Journal



B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1966; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1970; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1974; Th.M., 1974; M.Litt., University of Cambridge, 1977; D.Th., University of Stellenbosch, 1981; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Fresno State College, 1970–1971; Teaching Staff, Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977; Editor, Westminster Theological Journal, 2005-; Westminster, 1976-.

Author: Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach; Philosophy, Science and the Sovereignty of God; Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology; Understanding Dispensationalists; Science and Hermeneutics: Implications of Scientific Method for Biblical Interpretation; The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses; God-Centered Biblical Interpretation; The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation; The Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy: Muting the Masculinity of God’s Words (co-author); The TNIV and the Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy (co-author).

Contributor: The Foundations of Christian Scholarship; Hermeneutics, Inerrancy, and the Bible; The New Testament Student and His Field; Inerrancy and Hermeneutic: A Tradition, A Challenge, A Debate; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood; New Geneva Study Bible; Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible.

Representative Articles: “The Use of the Intersentence Conjunctions De, Oun, Kai, and Asyndeton in the Gospel of John,” Novum Testamentum, 1984; “Reforming Ontology and Logic in the Light of the Trinity: An Application of Van Til’s Idea of Analogy,” Westminster Theological Journal 57, 1995; “Why Scientists Must Believe in God: Divine Attributes of Scientific Law,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 46/1, 2003.