David VanDrunen

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David VanDrunen

David M. VanDrunen (born December 21, 1971) is the Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California. VanDrunen was the 2004 recipient of the Acton Institute's Novak Award, an award given annually to an outstanding young scholar who demonstrates "theology’s connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and economic freedom."[1]

VanDrunen received a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College, a Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California, a Master of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School;, a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago. His current work focuses on natural law in Reformed theology and the doctrine of the two kingdoms.

VanDrunen is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.


  • Law and Custom: The Thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Future of the Common Law (2003) ISBN 0-8204-6820-7
  • The Pattern Of Sound Doctrine: Systematic Theology At The Westminster Seminaries: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Strimple (2004) ISBN 0-87552-717-5
  • By Faith Alone: Answering the Challenges to the Doctrine of Justification (2007) ISBN 1-58134-840-1
  • A Biblical Case for Natural Law
  • Bioethics and the Christian Life (2009) ISBN 978-1-4335-0144-9
  • Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms (2010) ISBN 978-0-8028-6443-7
  • Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture (2010) ISBN 978-1-4335-1404-3
  • Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law (2014) ISBN 978-0-8028-7094-0

Dr. VanDrunen's book Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture was recently translated into Korean and was published by Revival and Reformation Press, located in Seoul.[citation needed]