Biblical Studies

Divinity Symposium

Rawlings School of Divinity Symposium

Past Biblical Studies Symposiums


Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer 

Dr. Vanhoozer is currently a Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Vanhoozer served as Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and Graduate School (2008-11) and as Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at New College in the University of Edinburgh (1990-98), where he also served on the Panel of Doctrine for the Church of Scotland. He has edited several books, including The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker, 2005; Christianity Today Best Biblical Studies Book of the Year, 2006), and a collection of essays by Trinity students entitled Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Influence Trends(Baker, 2005). He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Systematic Theology and the Journal of Theological Interpretation and is the North American Consultant for IVP’s forthcoming New Dictionary of Theology.

Selected Publications

  • Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Cambridge University Press, 1990

  • Is There a Meaning in this Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge (Zondervan, 1998; Christianity Today Book Award, 1999)

  • First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics (InterVarsity Press, 2002)

  • The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox, 2005; Christianity Today Best Theology Book of the Year, 2006)

  • Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion and Authorship (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Dr. Todd Wilson

Dr. Todd Wilson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois and the chairman and co-founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians, a ministry dedicated to resourcing pastors engaged in biblical and theological scholarship. He is the author of Galatians: Gospel-Rooted Living and Pastors in the Classics. Todd previously served as an associate pastor at College Church in Wheaton. He has also served on staff at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the co-founder and chairman of The Center for Pastor Theologians. Todd is married to Katie, his high school sweetheart, and they have seven children, three biological and four adopted from Ethiopia. 

Selected Publications 

He has authored articles in New Testament studies and several books including