Jack Cottrell

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Jack Cottrell is a Christian theologian, philosopher and author in the Christian churches and churches of Christ, which are part of the Restoration Movement which also includes the Disciples of Christ and the Churches of Christ. He has been a professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian University since 1967.[1] He has authored many books on Christian philosophy, doctrine and theology.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Jack Cottrell was born in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He married his wife Barbara in 1958 in a traditional ceremony.[3] Cottrell received a BA from Cincinnati Christian University in 1959 and also a BS from the University of Cincinnati.[4] He then earned an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ.[5]

Cincinnati Christian University and Writing[edit]

Cottrell returned to Cincinnati Christian University in 1967 holding a conservative view of the Bible and Christianity. He has since authored over 20 books on Christian theology and doctrine.[6] Frequent topics include grace, faith, baptism, Biblical accuracy, Biblical consistency, and the nature of God.[7][8] He has also tackled other issues including leadership and gender roles in Christianity. Cottrell has additionally authored several Biblical commentaries. His books include Baptism: A Biblical Study, The Faith Once for All: Bible Doctrine for Today, Bible Prophecy and End Times, Set Free! What the Bible Says About Grace, Tough Questions, Biblical Answers Parts One and Two, 13 Lessons on Grace and His Truth: Scriptural Truths About Basic Doctrines. He has also authored several Biblical commentaries.[9]


Cottrell supports conservative beliefs of inerrancy and infallability of the Bible[4] and that baptism by immersion is the Biblical method.[10][11][12] Cottrell is critical of Calvinism and has mostly supported Arminianism.[13][14][15]


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  2. ^ "Wipf and Stock Publishers". Wipfandstock.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Jack Cottrell". copanews.org. 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b "What I Have Learned in 50 Years as a Theologian (Part 2)". Christian Standard. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Jack Cottrell". Ccubookstore.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  6. ^ "Jack Cottrell Books - List of books by Jack Cottrell". Allbookstores.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  7. ^ Author:  Dr. Jack Cottrell. "What the Bible Says about Grace: Set Free! | College Press Publishing". Collegepress.com. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  8. ^ Daniel J. Dyke. "Sovereignty and Free Will - Jack Cottrell". Dabar.org. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  9. ^ http://www.dardapublishing.com/_books_by_dr_jack_cottrell.html
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ http://www.ridgecc.com/userFiles/856/is_baptism_the_first_step_of_obedience.pdf
  12. ^ "Zwinglian Immersionists". Thecra.org. 2004-08-22. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  13. ^ "Calvinism and the Bible: A Bibliography". Christian Standard. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  14. ^ http://www.willamette.edu/~ttalbott/Cottrell-comments.pdf
  15. ^ "Enjoying God Ministries". Enjoying God Ministries. 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2010-12-08.