Frank A. James III

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Frank A. James III
BornTexas, U.S.
EducationTexas Tech, B.A.; Westminster Theological Seminary, M.A.; Oxford University, D.Phil.; Westminster Theological Seminary, Ph.D.
OccupationProvost, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Author; Professor
Spouse(s)Carolyn Custis James
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Frank A. James III is the president of Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA.[1] He formerly served as Provost and Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.[2] His expertise is Reformation history, focusing especially on the life and thought of Peter Martyr Vermigli. He has authored and edited several books.


Frank James received his BA from Texas Tech University and an MA at Westminster Theological Seminary. He also has received two doctorates. The first was a D.Phil from Oxford University under the supervision of Alister McGrath. The second was from Westminster Theological Seminary.


Frank James has taught at several universities and seminaries. During his doctoral research he taught at Villanova and Westmont College. After his DPhil research, he became Professor of Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, where he also served as President from 2004-2009.[3] He is also one of the founding members of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture (with Intervarsity Press).[4]


  • James, III, Frank (1998). Peter Martyr Vermigli and Predestination: The Augustinian Inheritance of an Italian Reformer. Oxford University Press.