Craig A. Blaising

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Craig A. Blaising (born 1949) is Executive Vice President and Provost of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.[1] Blaising earned a Doctor of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary [2] and a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, a Master of Theology Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a recognized authority in patristic studies and eschatology and is one of the primary proponents of "progressive dispensationalism."

Prior to serving at Southwestern, Blaising was Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology and associate vice president for doctoral studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before that, he served as professor of systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 1978, Blaising was the first faculty member to occupy the Evangelical Bible Chair at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Blaising is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He was elected as the organization's national president in 2005 and served as the president of the Southwest Region in 1986-87. He is also a member of the International Association of Patristic Studies, the North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.


  • Blaising, Craig A.; Darrell L. Bock, eds. (1992). Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church: The Search for Definition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0-8010-2243-6. 
  • Blaising, Craig A.; Darrell L. Bock (1993). Progressive Dispensationalism. Wheaton, IL: Bridgepoint. ISBN 0-8010-2243-6. 
  • Blaising, Craig A.; Kenneth L. Gentry, and Robert B. Strimple (1999). Three Views on the Millennium. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0-310-20143-8. 
  • Blaising, Craig; Carmen S. Hardin, eds. (2008). Psalms 1-50. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Old Testament, vol. 7. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity. ISBN 0-8308-1477-9. 
  • Blaising, Craig A.; Alan Hultberg; Douglas J. Moo (2010). Three Views on the Rapture: Pretribulation, Prewrath, or Postribulation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. ISBN 0-310-27720-5. 

Journal articles[edit]

  • Blaising, Craig A. (1979). "Gethsemane: A Prayer of Faith". Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 22: 333–43. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (1981). "Chalcedon and Christology: A 1530th Anniversary". Bibliotheca Sacra 138: 326–37. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (1988). "Developing Dispensationalism, Part 2: Development of Dispensationalism by Contemporary Dispensationalists". Bibliotheca Sacra 145: 254–80. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (1988). "Developing Dispensationalism: Part 1: Doctrinal Development in Orthodoxy". Bibliotheca Sacra 145: 133–40. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (1994). "Contemporary Dispensationalism". Southwestern Journal of Theology 36: 5–13. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (1994). "Changing Patterns in American Dispensational Theology". Wesleyan Theological Journal 29: 149–64. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (2001). "The Future of Israel as a Theological Question". Journal of the Evangleical Theological Society 44: 435–50. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (2001). "William J. Abraham's Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism". Churchman 115: 103–09. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (2006). "Faithfulness: A Prescription for Theology". Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49: 5–16. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (2010). "The Kingdom that Comes with Jesus: Premillennialism and the Harmony of Scripture". Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 14: 4–13. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (2010). "Creedal Formulation as Hermeneutical Development: A Re-Examination of the Nicene Creed". Pro Ecclesia 19: 371–88. 
  • Blaising, Craig A. (forthcoming). "New Creation Eschatology and Its Ethical Implications". Perichoresis.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Other contributions[edit]

  • Blaising, Craig A. "Malachi." In Bible Knowledge Commentary, ed. John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, 1573-89. Wheaton, IL: Victor, 1985.
  • Blaising, Craig A. "Lewis Sperry Chafer." In Handbook of Evangelical Theologians, ed. Walter A. Elwell, 83-96. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.
  • Blaising, Craig A. "Spiritual Formation in the Early Church." In The Christian Educators Handbook on Spiritual Formation. Wheaton, IL: Victor, 1994.
  • Blaising, Craig A. "Dispensationalism." In Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, ed. Walter A. Elwell, 343-45. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker / Carlisle: UK: Paternoster, 2001.
  • Blaising, Craig A. "Faithfulness: A Prescription for Theology." In Quo Vadis, Evangelicalism? Perspectives on the Past, Direction for the Future: Presidential Addresses from the First Fifty Years of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 201-16. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2007.
  • Blaising, Craig A. "The Future of Israel as a Theological Question." In To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History, ed. Darrell L. Bock and Mitch Glaser, 102-21. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008.


  1. ^ Faculty Page from Southwestern Seminary
  2. ^ "swbts faculty profile". Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Retrieved 24 April 2013.