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Buist M. Fanning

Adjunct Professor in New Testament Studies

BA, College of Charleston, 1970; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1974; DPhil, Oxford University, 1987.

Buist Fanning has taught at DTS for more than 40 years, while serving also in various leadership positions at his local church and in teaching Christian workers in 10 foreign countries. His passion is to know God and make Him known around the world and to see people transformed by the message of the Bible. His major teaching duties and research interests are New Testament Greek syntax and discourse analysis; New Testament criticism and backgrounds; and exegesis and theology of Romans, Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews, James, Peter, Jude, and Revelation.

Courses Taught

  • NT5105 - Exegesis of Romans
  • NT5110 - New Testament Introduction
  • NT5205 - Advanced Greek Grammar
  • NT5360 - Pastoral Epistles
  • NT5365 - Epistle to the Hebrews
  • RS5101 - Orientation and Research Methods
  • NT8101 - History of New Testament Interpretation and Criticism
  • NT8102 - NT Theology
  • NT5220 - Greek Accents
  • NT8225 - The Theology of the General Epistles
  • NT8235 - Seminar on Apocalyptic Genre


Academic Interests

New Testament theology
New Testament Greek grammar

Personal Interests

Running (marathons and half-marathons)
windsurfing and kayaking
reading SC history


DTS Voice Videos

Teach Truth, Love Well
The Author of Scripture

Journal Articles

  • Review of "Bible Translation in Chinese and Greek: Verbal Aspect in Theory and Practice." Theologische Literaturzeitung (137). 2012. 166-67.
  • Review of "Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis." Expository Times (124). 2012. 96-97.
  • Review of "The Linguist as Pedagogue: Trends in the Teaching and Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament." Review of Biblical Literature 2011.
  • Review of "Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (51). 2008. 394-97.
  • Review of "Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 249-50.
  • Review of "The Letters to Timothy and Titus." Bibliotheca Sacra (165). 2008. 380-81.
  • Review of "The Development of Greek and the New Testament: Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Transmission." Bulletin for Biblical Research (18). 2008. 352-55.
  • Review of "1 Peter." Bibliotheca Sacra (164). 2007. 504.
  • Review of "1 and 2 Timothy, Titus." Bibliotheca Sacra (159:634). 2002. 251-252.
  • Review of "A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles." Bibliotheca Sacra (159:634). 2002. 251-252.
  • Review of "New Testament and Mythology and Other Basic Writings." Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 180-81.