Lanier Burns

Dr. Burns is actively involved in administration in Christian and secular organizations. He also devotes time to writing, conferences, and pastoral leadership. He has been involved in post-doctoral research at Harvard and Oxford Universities. For over forty years he has served as president of the Asian Christian Academy in Hosur, India. He has participated in numerous neuroscientific activities for about fifteen years. His research interests include Trinitarianism, anthropology, sin, eschatology, the relationship of science and religion, and issues in social justice. He spends his spare time with his family and enjoying sports. He and Kathy have four children and 11 grandchildren.

Educational Background

  • BA, Davidson College, 1965
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972
  • ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979
  • PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 1993
  • Post-doctoral research, Harvard University, Fall 2001
  • Oxford University Round Table, 2008–2011

Courses Taught

  • AS5105 - Seminar on God, Creation, Humanity, and Sin
  • ST5102 - Trinitarianism
  • ST5103 - Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology
  • ST5106 - Eschatology
  • ST5305 - Johannine Theology
  • ST5310 - Pauline Theology
  • ST5405 - Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Theologies
  • ST5410 - Theology of Alternative Religious Movements
  • ST5520 - Issues in Science and Theology
  • TS8103 - Seminar on Modern Theology and Theologians
  • TS8205 - Colloquium in Systematic Theology
  • TS8210 - Colloquium in Historical Theology
  • DM7103 - Applied Research Project