List of Fuller Theological Seminary people

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This list of Fuller Theological Seminary people includes alumni and current and former faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary.


Former faculty[edit]

  • Gleason Archer, influential Biblical scholar and theologian; taught at Fuller 1948–65
  • Edward John Carnell (1919–1967), author of Introduction to Christian Apologetics, A Philosophy of the Christian Religion, and many other books; seminary President, 1954–59
  • Richard J. Foster, former Fuller professor, theologian; author of Celebration of Discipline, named by Christianity Today as one of the "100 Best Religious Books of the 20th Century"
  • Charles H. Kraft, linguist and anthropologist; proponent of the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit Movement; Sun-Hee Kwak Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication at Fuller
  • William Sanford La Sor, professor of the Old Testament
  • George Eldon Ladd, professor of New Testament exegesis and theology; during a time when dispensationalism held sway over evangelicalism, Ladd was a proponent of the Historic Premillennialist perspective and the "already/not yet" concept of the Kingdom of God
  • Richard Muller, professor of Church History/Historical Theology; Calvin and Post-Reformation scholar; teaches at Calvin Theological Seminary
  • J. Edwin Orr (1912–1987), professor of missiology, and authority on European and American Protestant Revival movements and history
  • Robert N. Schaper (1922–2007), former Dean of the Chapel and Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology
  • Lewis B. Smedes (1921–2002), influential theologian and writer; author of Forgive and Forget; former Professor of Theology and Ethics who taught at Fuller for twenty-five years
  • Glen Stassen (1936–2014), Christian ethicist, son of Harold Stassen, former Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller
  • Thomas Talbott, professor of philosophy at Willamette University who is controversial in theological circles for his vigorous defense of the doctrine of Christian universal salvation; taught at Fuller for three years early in his career
  • Miroslav Volf, influential theologian; Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School; author of Exclusion and Embrace, named by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religion books of the 20th century; taught at Fuller 1991–1998
  • C. Peter Wagner, former professor of Church Growth at Fuller Theological Seminary, coined the term "Third Wave;" founder of Global Harvest Ministries, co-founder of the World Prayer Center
  • Neil Clark Warren, former dean of the School of Psychology, founder of eHarmony
  • Mel White, former Professor of Communications and Preaching; infamous within Evangelical Christianity due to his sexuality and ministry to homosexuals following his departure from the Evangelical Protestant movement
  • John Wimber, pastor, founder of the Vineyard Movement; directed the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth 1974–1978, later served as an adjunct professor at Fuller
  • Charles Woodbridge, one of the original recruits for the founding faculty, joined in 1950, resigned in 1957 over neo-evangelicalist leanings; president of the Evangelical Theological Society


  • David Augsburger, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Anabaptist author
  • Justin L. Barrett, Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development, Thrive Professor of Developmental Science, and Professor of Psychology
  • Warren S. Brown, director of the Lee Edward Travis Research Institute and Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology; principal editor and contributor to Whatever Happened to the Soul?: Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature (1998); editor and contributor to Understanding Wisdom: Sources, Science and Society (2000)
  • Chapman "Chap" Clark, Associate Provost of Strategic Projects and Professor of Youth, Family and Culture; teaches DMin courses in Youth, Family and Culture; author of numerous books on youth ministry[1]
  • Oliver D. Crisp, Professor of Systematic Theology; expert in philosophical theology
  • William Dyrness, Dean of the School of Theology 1990–2000, professor of theology and culture
  • John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament
  • Joel B. Green, Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies and Professor of New Testament Interpretation
  • Seyoon Kim, Professor of New Testament and former Associate Dean for Korean Doctor of Ministry Program
  • Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Professor of Systematic Theology
  • Richard Mouw, influential Christian philosopher, ethicist, author, President of Fuller (1993–2013)
  • Nancey Murphy, philosopher of science and Christian theologian, known for her works on religion and science, author of Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning, winner of prizes from the American Academy of Religion and the Templeton Foundation