Honor Explaining the Fear


I thought I would offer a brief biography of the men who served as my supervisory committee for the Ph.D.  I post this information as a way of honoring these men and explaining why I was so afraid of them!  I hold them in very high esteem, and I am still having trouble believing they have approved of my work.

My Supervisor, E. David Cook

Dr. E. David Cook is a Fellow of Green College, Oxford and the first Holmes Professor of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College. He is also a visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum.

He received his B.A. (Summa cum laude) at Arizona State University in 1968 in Philosophy of Religion/Philosophy. In 1970, he received M.A. (First Class Honours), Edinburgh University, Mental Philosophy. In 1973, he received Ph.D., New College, Edinburgh University. In 1984, he received M.A., Oxford University. In 1999, he received D. Litt., Honorary Degree, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts.

Dr. Cook has broadcast widely especially with the BBC on ethical and medical issues and has had his own radio and television series. His books include The Moral Maze, Blind Alley Beliefs, Dilemmas of Life, Patients’ Rights, Question Time, Contraception, Not Just Science, and others as well as a wide range of chapters and articles. His latest published writing is on transplantation and resource allocation. He is working on a new Christian ethics. He advises the Archbishops and the British Government and is a member of the UK Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority. He lectures internationally and preaches in a wide variety of denominations.

Mark A. Seifrid

B.S., University of Illinois;

M.A., M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School;

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary;

Additional Studies: Universität Tübingen

Before joining the Southern faculty, Dr. Seifrid served as Visiting Lecturer at Wheaton College and at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Along with several articles, he is the author of Justification by Faith; Christ Our Righteousness; and Pauline Writings: An Annotated Bibliography, as well as an editor of the important two-volume collection on Justification and Variegated Nomism. He is a member of the Society of New Testament Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature. He previously served as a campus minister with the Navigators at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois.

Gregg Allison

B.S., Northern Illinois University;

M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School;

Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Allison came to Southern Seminary in 2003 from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he had taught theology and church history for nine years. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL; Judson College, Elgin, IL; Institute of Biblical Studies, Western Europe and the United States; and the Resurgence Training Center (Mars Hill Church/Acts 29).

Dr. Allison has 18 years of ministry experience as a staff member of Campus Crusade, where he worked in campus ministry as well as a missionary to Italy and Switzerland. He also co-pastored a church in Lugano, Switzerland.

He is author of Getting Deep: Understand What You Believe About God and Why; Jesusology: Understand What You Believe About Jesus and Why; A Theology for Christian Education (with James Estep and Michael Anthony); “The Bible in Christianity: Roman Catholicism,” in the ESV Study Bible; and he has five articles in The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. He is currently the book review editor for theological, historical, and philosophical studies, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, a position in which he has served for over ten years.

Dr. Allison is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society in which he serves as secretary and on the editorial committee and regularly presents papers at its national meetings.

In addition to these fine men, there was also a 4th reader for my dissertation, Dr. Chris Morgan of California Baptist University.  His profile is available here

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