David F. Wells

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David F. Wells
Born David Falconer Wells
1939 (age 75–76)
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
Residence New-England
Occupation Professor, Author, Theologian
Notable work No Place for Truth, or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?
Spouse(s) Jane
Theological work
Era 20th and 21st Century
Tradition or movement Reformed, Evangelical
Main interests Theology, Culture, Postmodernism, Evangelicalism

David Falconer Wells (born 1939) is Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.[1] He is the author of several books in which his evangelical theology engages with the modern world. He has taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School[2] and has served as the Academic Dean at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Charlotte, North Carolina campus.

Wells received his B.D. from the University of London; Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D. from Manchester University (England); and was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at Yale Divinity School. Wells is a Council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He also serves on the board of the Rafiki Foundation and as a member for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.[3] The Cambridge Declaration came about in 1996 as a result of his book No Place for Truth, or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?


He has authored, co-authored, or edited numerous publications including:

  • Pinnock, Clark; Wells, David, eds. (1972), Toward a Theology for the Future, Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, ISBN 0877849102 
  • Revolution in Rome, Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1972, ISBN 0877849102 
  • Woodbridge, John (1975), Wells; David, eds., The Evangelicals, Nashville: Abingdon Press, ISBN 0687121817 
  • The Search for Salvation, Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1978, ISBN 0877847061 
  • The Prophetic Theology of George Tyrrell, Chico: Scholars Press, 1979, ISBN 0891303758 
  • The Person of Christ, Westchester: Crossway Books, 1984, ISBN 0891073159 
  • Wells, David, ed. (1985), Reformed Theology in America, Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., ISBN 0802800963 
  • God The Evangelist, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987, ISBN 0802802710 
  • Noll, Mark; Wells, David, eds. (1988), Christian Faith and Practice in the Modern World, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, ISBN 0802802796 
  • Turning to God, Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1989, ISBN 0801097002 , republishedTurning to God, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012 
  • Wells, David F. (1991), Eden, Martyn; Wells, David, eds., The Gospel in the Modern World, Leicester: InterVarsity Press, ISBN 0830817565 
  • No Place for Truth, or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993, ISBN 0802837131 
  • God in the Wasteland, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1994, ISBN 0802837735 
  • The Bleeding of the Evangelical Church, Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1995, ISBN 0851516823 
  • Losing Our Virtue, Grand Rapids: William B Eeerdmans Publishing Company, 1998, ISBN 0802838278 
  • Above All Earthly Pow'rs, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005, ISBN 0802829023 
  • The Courage to be Protestant, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008, ISBN 0802840078 


  1. ^ Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2012). "Dr. David Wells". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  2. ^ Monergism MP3 Library (2006). "David Wells". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  3. ^ The Resurgence. "David Wells". Retrieved 2012-11-15.