Christopher Hall (theologian)

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Christopher Hall
Christopher Alan Hall

1950 (age 70–71)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisJohn Chrysostom's "On Providence": A Translation and Theological Interpretation (1991)
Academic work
School or tradition
InstitutionsEastern University

Christopher Alan Hall (born 1950) is an American Episcopal theologian who is a leading exponent of paleo-orthodox theology. He was the Chancellor of Eastern University, the dean of the Templeton Honors College, and, together with the United Methodist theologian Thomas C. Oden, another paleo-orthodox scholar, he edits the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. He has stated that his goal as a theologian is, "to introduce modern Christians to the world of the early church, particularly because the Holy Spirit has a history."[1]

Hall and his wife Debbie have three children: Nathan, Nathalie, and Joshua.[2]


  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series, Associate editor with Thomas C. Oden (InterVarsity Press, Ongoing)
  • Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: The Gospel of Mark, with Thomas C. Oden, (InterVarsity Press, June, 1998)
  • Reading the Scripture with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press, September, 1998)
  • Realized Religion: Research on Religion and Health, with Theodore Chamberlain (Templeton Foundation Press, Fall 2000)
  • Ancient and Postmodern Christianity, with Kenneth Tanner (IVP, 2002)
  • Studying Theology with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press, 2002)
  • Olson, Roger E.; Hall, Christopher A. (2002). The Trinity. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  • Worshiping with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press, 2009)
  • Does God Have a Future: A Debate on Divine Providence, with John Sanders (Baker Academic, 2003)
  • Making Room for God: Spiritual Formation for Christian Leaders with David Fraser (The Center for Organizational Excellence, 1997)