Thomas R. Schreiner

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Thomas R. Schreiner

OccupationJames Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Academic background
Education Western Oregon University, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary
Alma mater Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.)
Academic work
DisciplineNew Testament studies
Sub-disciplinePauline scholar
Institutions Bethel Theological Seminary
Azusa Pacific University
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Main interestsPauline theologies
Notable worksRomans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament Series

Thomas R. Schreiner is an American New Testament scholar. He is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Bethel Theological Seminary and Azusa Pacific University. [1] He is also co-chairman of the Christian Standard Bible's Translation Oversight Committee. [2]

New Testament Second division of the Christian biblical canon

The New Testament is the second part of the Christian biblical canon, the first being the Old Testament. The New Testament discusses the teachings and person of Jesus, as well as events in first-century Christianity. Christians regard both the Old and New Testaments together as sacred scripture.

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary seminary in Louisville, Kentucky

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) is a Southern Baptist seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. It is the oldest of the six seminaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The seminary was founded in 1859 at Greenville, South Carolina, where it was at first lodged on the campus of Furman University. After being closed during the Civil War, it moved in 1877 to a newly built campus in downtown Louisville and later moved to its current location in the Crescent Hill neighborhood. For more than fifty years Southern has been one of the world's largest theological seminaries, with an FTE enrollment of over 3,300 students in 2015.

Azusa Pacific University university in Azusa, California, USA

Azusa Pacific University (APU) is a private, evangelical Christian university in Azusa, California. The university was founded in 1899, with classes opening on March 3, 1900, in Whittier, California, and began offering degrees in 1939. The university's seminary, the Graduate School of Theology, holds to a Wesleyan-Arminian doctrinal theology. APU offers more than 100 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California.


Schreiner has degrees from Western Oregon University, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Western Oregon University university

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a public university located in Monmouth, Oregon, United States. It was originally established in 1856 by Oregon pioneers as Monmouth University. Subsequent names include Oregon Normal School, Oregon College of Education, and Western Oregon State College. Western Oregon University incorporates both the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Enrollment is approximately 6,000 students.

Fuller Theological Seminary

Fuller Theological Seminary is a multidenominational Christian evangelical seminary in Pasadena, California, with regional campuses in the western United States. The seminary has 2,897 students from 90 countries and 110 denominations.

Schreiner has written commentaries on Romans, Hebrews, First and Second Peter, and Jude. In 2014, he served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society. [1]

Epistle to the Romans book of the Bible

The Epistle to the Romans or Letter to the Romans, often shortened to Romans, is the sixth book in the New Testament. Biblical scholars agree that it was composed by the Apostle Paul to explain that salvation is offered through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the longest of the Pauline epistles.

Epistle to the Hebrews book of the Bible

The Epistle to the Hebrews, or Letter to the Hebrews, or in the Greek manuscripts, simply To the Hebrews is one of the books of the New Testament.

First Epistle of Peter book of the Bible

The First Epistle of Peter, usually referred to simply as First Peter and often written 1 Peter, is a book of the New Testament. The author presents himself as Peter the Apostle, and, following Catholic tradition, the epistle has been held to have been written during his time as Bishop of Rome or Bishop of Antioch, though neither title is used in the epistle. The text of the letter states that it was written from Babylon. The letter is addressed to various churches in Asia Minor suffering religious persecution.

From 2001 to 2015, Schreiner served as the Pastor of Preaching at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He currently serves as an elder at Clifton. His son, Patrick, is also a New Testament scholar, teaching at Schreiner's alma mater of Western Seminary. [3]

Western Seminary is an evangelical theological seminary with physical campuses in Portland, Oregon, San Jose, California, Sacramento, California, and Seattle, Washington. Western Seminary also has online-only degrees and programs. The seminary offers Master's Degrees in Divinity, Counseling, Intercultural Studies, Leadership and Theology along with Doctoral Programs in Ministry and Intercultural Studies. Western Seminary also provides non-credit classes through the Center for Leadership Development (CLD).



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  1. 1 2 "Thomas R. Schreiner". Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. "Translation Oversight Committee - CSB". CSB. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  3. "Patrick Schreiner - Western Seminary". Retrieved 2017-08-13.