Richard Lints

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Richard Lints
Nationality American
Occupation Professor, author, theologian, pastor
Notable work The Fabric of Theology, Renewing the Evangelical Mission
Spouse(s) Ann
Children Kate, Sarah, Lucas
Theological work
Language English
Tradition or movement Evangelical, Reformed
Main interests Calvinism, Evangelicalism, Biblical Theology, Just War

Richard Lints is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Hamilton Campus. He is also the Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell and is an author. Lints has been with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary since 1986.[1]

He has also taught at Trinity College in Bristol, England, and from 1999-2000 he was Visiting Professor at Yale University. Lints is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America.[1] He is also a regular contributor to the Modern Reformation magazine, [2] the Center for Gospel and Culture,[3] and the Gospel Coalition.[4]

Lints received his B.A. from Westminster College (Philosophy/Religion), A.M. from the University of Chicago (Theology), M.A. from the University of Notre Dame (Philosophy) and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame (Philosophy). He has also taught at Trinity College, Bristol, Yale Divinity School, the University of Notre Dame, Westminster Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary.[5]



  • The Fabric of Theology, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993, ISBN 0802806740 
  • Clark, Kelly; Lints, Richard; Smith, James (2004), 101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, ISBN 0664225241 
  • Lints, Richard; Horton, Michael; Talbot, Mark, eds. (2006), Personal Identity in Theological Perspective, Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, ISBN 0802828930 
  • Progressive and Conservative Religious Ideologies, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2010, ISBN 140940644X 
  • Lints, Richard, ed. (2011), Renewing the Evangelical Mission, ISBN 0802869300 

Journal articles[edit]

  • Lints, Richard (1986), "Attempts to Bridge the Gap in the Tertia Via", Southern Journal of Philosophy XXIV (4): 531–540, doi:10.1111/j.2041-6962.1986.tb01588.x 
  • "Two Theologies or One? Warfield and Vos on the Nature of Theology", Westminster Journal of Theology 54 (2), 1992: 235–253 
  • "The Postpositivist Choice: Tracy or Lindbeck", Journal of the American Academy of Religion 61 (4), 1993: 655–677, doi:10.1093/jaarel/lxi.4.655, JSTOR 1465057