Who Influences Me: Modern Theologians

Although there’s certainly plenty to “choose” from, here are a handful of men that have profoundly influenced my way of thinking philosophically as it corresponds to studying the Bible and systematic theology.

michael hortonMichael Horton

Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California since 1998, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Reformation (MR) magazine, and President and host of the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, The White Horse Inn.

Favorite Books:
For Calvinism
Introducing Covenant Theology
Pilgrim Theology

vern poythressVern Poythress

Vern Poythress is a Calvinist philosopher, theologian, and New Testament scholar.

Favorite Books:
Inerrancy and the Gospels
Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God
The Lordship of Christ
Science and Hermeneutics
Understanding Dispensationalists

james whiteJames White

Dr. White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than 20 books and has engaged in numerous moderated debates.

Favorite Books:
Drawn by the Father
The King James Bible Controversy
The Potter’s Freedom
The Sovereign Grace of God

wayne grudemWayne Grudem

Wayne A. Grudem is a prominent evangelical theologian, seminary professor, and author. He co-founded the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and served as the general editor of the ESV Study Bible.

Favorite Books:
Business for the Glory of God
Systematic Theology

kevinvanhoozerKevin Vanhoozer

Kevin Jon Vanhoozer is an American theologian and current Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Favorite Books:
The Drama of Doctrine
The Pastor as Public Theologian
Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament
Theological Interpretation of the New Testament

philip rykenPhilip Ryken

Philip Graham Ryken (PhD, University of Oxford) is the 8th president of Wheaton College and, prior to that, served as senior minister at Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written several books for Crossway, and has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries worldwide. Dr. Ryken and his wife, Lisa, live in Wheaton and have five children.

Favorite Books:
Art for God’s Sake
The Doctrines of Grace
Our Triune God

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