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Michael J. Svigel

Department Chair and Professor of Theological Studies

BS, Philadelphia Biblical University, 1996; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2001; PhD, 2008.

Besides teaching both historical and systematic theology at DTS, Dr. Svigel is actively engaged in teaching and writing for a broader evangelical audience. His passion for a Christ-centered theology and life is coupled with a penchant for humor, music, and writing. Dr. Svigel comes to DTS after working for several years in the legal field as well as serving as a writer with the ministry of Insight for Living. His books and articles range from text critical studies to juvenile fantasy. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Sophie, Lucas, and Nathan.

Michael J. Svigel
TODD 109
  • ST101 - Theological Method and Bibliology
  • ST102 - Trinitarianism
  • ST103 - Angelology, Anthropology, & Hamartiology
  • ST104 - Soteriology
  • ST105 - Sanctification & Ecclesiology
  • ST106 - Eschatology
  • HT101 - The Church to the Modern Era
  • HT102 - Church in the Modern Era: Europe & America
  • HT200 - History of Doctrine
  • HT215 - Theology of the Early Church
  • HT217 - Apostolic Fathers
  • HT225 - Sem on the History & Theology of the Middle Ages
  • HT245 - Theology of Karl Barth
  1. Svigel, Michael J., "Extreme Makeover: Heaven and Earth Edition — Will God Annihilate the World and Re-Create it Ex Nihilo." Bibliotheca Sacra 171 (2014). 401-417.
  2. Svigel, Michael J., "What Child is This?: Darby's Early Exegetical Argument for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church." Trinity Journal 35 (2014). 225-251.
  3. Svigel, Michael J., "The Center of Ignatius of Antioch's Catholic Christianity." Studia Patristica 45 (2010). 367–371.
  4. Svigel, Michael J., "Christ as Arche in Revelation 3:14—Source, Ruler, or Beginning?." Bibliotheca Sacra April-June 2004, no. 161 (2004). 215-231.
  5. Svigel, Michael J., "The Phantom Heresy: Did the Council of Ephesus (431) Condemn Chiliasm?." Trinity Journal 24 (2003). 105-112.
  6. Svigel, Michael J., "The Apocalypse of John and the Rapture of the Church: A Reevaluation." Trinity Journal 22 (2001). 23-74.

Academic Interests

  • Early church
  • Christology
  • Eschatology
  • Ecclesiology