Calling of a Christian Academic

December 16, 2008

Carl R. Trueman Publications

Professor of Historical Theology and Church History



M.A., St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, 1988; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, 1991; Tutorial Assistant in Church History, University of Aberdeen, 1991–1993; Lecturer in Theology, University of Nottingham, 1993–1998; Senior Lecturer in Church History, University of Aberdeen, 1998–2001; Editor, Themelios, 1998–2007; Council member, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, 2004– ; Westminster, 2001– .


Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525–1556; The Claims of Truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian Theology; Reformation: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow; The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism; John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man; Minority Report: Unpopular Essays on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism.


Dictionary of Historical Theology; Dictionary of National Biography (UK); Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart; Evangelicals Now; Covenanter Witness; A Pathway into the Scriptures; The Bible, Church, and Reformation; Interpreting the Bible; The Reformation World; Reformation and Scholasticism: An Ecumenical Enterprise; The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin; The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology; The Word Became Flesh; Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals; Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology; Protestant Scholasticism: Essays in Reassessment (co-editor); Solid Ground: Twenty-five Years of Evangelical Scholarship (co-editor); The Trustworthiness of God (co-editor); Calvin, Barth, and Reformed Theology (co-editor).

Representative Articles:

“John Owen’s Dissertation on Divine Justice: An Exercise in Christocentric Scholasticism,” Calvin Theological Journal 33, 1998; “A Small Step Towards Rationalism: The Impact of the Metaphysics of Tommaso Campanella on the Theology of Richard Baxter,” Protestant Scholasticism, 1999; “Simul peccator et justus: Martin Luther and Justification,” Justification in Perspective, 2006.