Dr. Gerald Bray holds a BA degree from McGill University and an MLitt along with a DLitt from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is the most widely renowned evangelical church historian and, specifically, the evangelical expert on the history of biblical exegesis. He authored the first major textbook on the subject as well as edited four volumes on the history of biblical commentary. With a vast curriculum vitae, he is the Research Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School where he has taught church history and theology since 1993. He has also served as director of research for the Latimer Trust, an evangelical think tank in London. Dr. Bray is an ordained Anglican minister in the Church of England.
A prolific author, Bray has published many scholarly articles and books, including The Doctrine of God in the Contours of Christian Theology series (of which he is also the general editor) and Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present. He served as editor for The Anglican Canons 1529–1947 and Tudor Church Reform, which contains the Henrician Canons of 1535 and the Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum, and for three volumes in the Ancient Christian Commentary Series (Romans; 1-2 Corinthians; and James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude). He is the editor of the Anglican theological journal Churchman. He edited Galatians, Ephesians, the first volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture. His systematic theology God is Love was released by Crossway in 2012, and his historical theology God has Spoken was published in 2014. He is currently working on a companion volume on historical theology and is engaged in writing and speaking on a variety of theological issues of relevant to the contemporary church.
SchoolSamford University Beeson Divinity School
- Master of Letters (MLit) - University of Paris-Sorbonne
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) - McGill University