Ph.D. in patristics, University of Cambridge (England), 1999
M.Div. with honors, Denver Seminary, 1989
Graduate study: Furman University, Erskine Theological Seminary, 1985-88
A.B. summa cum laude in English literature, Princeton University, 1985
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 1859 Prize from Princeton University for the highest GPA in the English department, 1985
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.)
(I have also written books on Christian apologetics and on Islam in Eurasia, both published in Russian but not in English.)
Published Articles (Select List):
“The One Person who is Jesus Christ: The Patristic Perspective.” In Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology, 80-113. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, forthcoming in September 2007.
“Patristic Soteriology: Three Trajectories.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, forthcoming in 2007.
“Allies or Merely Friends? John of Antioch and Nestorius in the Christological Controversy.” The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 58:3 (July 2007), 383-399.
“The Puzzle of Theodoret’s Christology: A Modest Suggestion.” The Journal of Theological Studies, ns, 58:1 (April 2007), 100-133.
“Patristic Exegesis and Theology: The Cart and the Horse.” The Westminster Theological Journal 69:1 (Spring 2007), 1-19.
“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, 146-65. Carlisle, England: Paternoster Press, 2003.
"John Cassian." In The Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. Trevor Hart, 115-16. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
"Orthodox Supremacy in Russia: Is There a Place for Evangelicalism?" In God in Russia: The Challenge of Freedom, ed. Sharon Linzey and Ken Kaisch, 288-314. Lanham, MA: University Press of America, 1999.
"Not Just 'How' but also 'Who': What Evangelicals Can Learn from the Orthodox." Evangel 17:1 (Spring 1999): 10-13.
"Salvation as Theosis: The Teaching of Eastern Orthodoxy." Themelios 23:2 (June 1998): 42-54.
Published Book Reviews:
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): 162-5.
Garvilyuk, Paul. The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: University Press, 2004. Reviewed in 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): 184-7.
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): 51-8.