North American Baptist Theologians 4: Steven R. Harmon

1997 (PhD) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

1998-2008 Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Campbell University Divinity School
2008-         Associate Professor Divinity, Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School

2005-2010 Vice-chair of the Doctrine and Interchurch Cooperation Commission, Baptist World Alliance
2005            Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lectures, Mount Olive College

Major Publications

‘Baptist Confessions of Faith and the Patristic Tradition’, Perspectives in Religious Studies 29.4 (Winter 2002)

Every Knee Should Bow: Biblical Rationales for Universal Salvation in Early Christian Thought (University Press of America, 2003)

‘The Authority of the Community (of All the Saints): Toward a Postmodern Baptist Hermeneutic of Tradition’, Review and Expositor 100.2 (Fall 2003)

‘Baptist Understandings of Theological Authority: A North American Perspective’, International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 4.1 (2004)

‘Karl Barth’s Conversation with the Fathers: A Paradigm for Ressourcement in Baptist and Evangelical Theology’, Perspectives in Religious Studies 33.1 (Spring 2006)

‘From Triadic Narrative to Narrating the Triune God: The Development of Patristic Trinitarian Theology’, Perspectives in Religious Studies 33.3 (Fall 2006)

Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays on Tradition and the Baptist Vision (Paternoster, 2006)

‘The Sacramentality of the Word in Gregory of Nyssa’s Catechetical Oration: Implications for a Baptist Sacramental Theology’ in A. R. Cross and P. E. Thompson, Baptist Sacramentalism 2 (Paternoster, 2008)

‘Remembering the Ecclesial Future: Why the Church Needs Theology’ in T. George and E. F. Mason, Theology in the Service of the Church: Essays Presented to Fisher H. Humphreys (Mercer, 2008)

‘Scripture in the Life of the Baptist Churches: Openings for a Differentiated Catholic-Baptist Consensus on Sacred Scripture’, Pro Ecclesia 18.2 (Spring 2009)

‘Why Baptist Catholicity, and by What Authority?’, Pro Ecclesia 18.4 (Fall 2009)

‘Die Verbum 9 in Baptist Perspective’, Ecclesiology (forthcoming)


2 Responses

  1. Andy,

    You’re too kind to include me in what must be a very incomplete list of North American Baptist theologians–I’m not sure my work is of the stature of Grenz, Pinnock, and McClendon! But thanks, just the same.


  2. Steve

    I’ve created a list of British Baptist theologians here
    I thought I’d tried a North American list as well …

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