James Montgomery Boice

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Not to be confused with James Boice (writer).

James Montgomery Boice, Th.D. (July 7, 1938 – June 15, 2000) was a Reformed theologian, Bible teacher, and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He is heard on The Bible Study Hour radio broadcast and was a well-known author and speaker in evangelical and Reformed circles. He also served as Chairman of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy for over ten years and was a founding member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.


Boice received a diploma from The Stony Brook School (1956), an A.B. from Harvard University (1960), a B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1963), a Th.D from the University of Basel in Switzerland (1966), and a D.D., (honorary) from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church (1982).

He died on June 15, 2000.[1][2]


Boice was a prolific author, having published over 50 different works, including a collection of hymns. Some of his popular books include:

Expositional commentaries[edit]

Boice also published many volumes of commentaries on books of the Bible, which each were edited from his spoken teachings:

Boice is also known for contributing his commentary of the Epistle of Galatians to "The Expositor's Bible Commentary" (ISBN 0310365201)


  1. ^ "Obituary: Boice, 61, Dies of Liver Cancer". Christianity Today. 7 August 2000. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rev. James M. Boice Dies". Philadelphia Daily News. 17 June 2000. Retrieved 7 June 2008. The Rev. James Montgomery Boice, a Bible teacher and a statesman for Reformation theology, died of liver cancer Thursday. He was 61. After receiving his diagnosis on Good Friday this year, Boice two hours later delivered a sermon on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Several weeks later, Boice informed his congregation of his condition and asked them, "If God does something in your life, would you change it? If you'd change it, you'd make it worse. … 

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Mariano Di Gangi
Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church
Succeeded by
Philip G. Ryken