John Jefferson Davis

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John Jefferson Davis
Education Duke University, B.A.; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Duke University, Ph.D.
Occupation Professor, Theologian, Author, Minister
Spouse(s) Robin
Theological work
Tradition or movement Evangelical, Reformed, Presbyterian
Main interests Practice of worship and liturgy, the relationship between faith and science, pneumatology, Trinitarian theology
Notable ideas Christian Egalitarianism, Just War, Environmental Ethics, Biblical Ethics

John Jefferson Davis is Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1975.[1] He is an ordained Presbyterian pastor (Presbyterian Church USA).[2]


John Jefferson Davis has been actively publishing in ethics and systematic theology for nearly three decades. His most influential debates involve women's ordination, or Christian Egalitarianism.[3] Davis has also taken part in a popular debate with John Sanders over Open Theism.


  • Meditation and Communion with God: Contemplating Scripture in an Age of Distraction (IVP Academic, 2012)
  • Worship and the Reality of God: An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence (IVP Academic, 2010)
  • Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today (P&R Publishing, 2004)
  • The Frontiers of Science & Faith: Examining Questions from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe (IVP, 2001)
  • Christ's Victorious Kingdom (Audubon Press, 1996)
  • Foundations of Evangelical Theology (Baker Books, 1984)
  • Theology Primer: Resources for the Theological Student (Baker Books, 1981)


  1. ^ Dr. John Jefferson Davis, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2012, retrieved 2012-11-29 
  2. ^ Davis, John (2012), Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2012-11-29 
  3. ^ Phillips, Rick (September 2008), On Women's Ordination: A Response to Dr. John Jefferson Davis on 1 Timothy 2:12, Reformation 21, retrieved 2012-11-29