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John Adair

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

BS, The Criswell College, 1997; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2000; PhD, 2008

Dr. John Adair emphasizes guiding his students toward a Christ-centered, historically informed faith. His research interests include historical exegesis and the role of culture in theology. Prior to joining the faculty at DTS, Dr. Adair spent several years as a writer at Insight for Living. He and his wife, Laura, have three children—Nicholas, Harper, and Thomas.

Courses Taught

  • HT5101 - The Church to the Modern Era
  • HT5102 - Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America
  • ST5101 - Theological Method and Bibliology
  • ST5102 - Trinitarianism
  • ST5103 - Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology
  • ST5104 - Soteriology
  • ST5105 - Sanctification and Ecclesiology
  • ST5106 - Eschatology
  • ST5295 - Systematic Theology Colloquium
  • ST5620 - History of Philosophy
  • HT5218 - Early Christian Literature


Academic Interests

Historical Exegesis
Culture and Theology
Church Fathers

Personal Interests


DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "The Power and Will of God: Justin’s Christological Confession." Studia Patristica (XLV). 2010. 361-366.
  • "Film and the Incarnation." Collide Magazine (July/August 2008). 2008.