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John D. Hannah

Research Professor of Theological Studies, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology

BS, Philadelphia College of Bible, 1967; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1971; ThD, 1974; MA, Southern Methodist University, 1980; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 1988; postdoctoral fellowship, Yale University, 1994.

Dr. Hannah has enjoyed a distinguished career for more than forty years at DTS.
He is a frequent and popular church and conference speaker both at home and
abroad. His teaching interests include the general history of the Christian church,
with particular interest in the works of Jonathan Edwards and John Owen. He
recently published a history of DTS and is currently writing a general history of the
Christian church. He remains active in church ministries and serves on the boards of several organizations.

Courses Taught

  • HT101 - The Church to the Modern Era
  • HT102 - Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America
  • HT200 - History of Doctrine
  • HT240 - Readings in John Owen
  • HT260 - Seminar on Jonathan Edwards
  • DM103 - Applied Research Project

Interests

Academic Interests

20th century American evangelicalism
Jonathan Edwards
John Owen

Personal Interests

Time with wife and grandchildren
reading commentaries
study to prepare to teach or preach the Bible

Books

DTS Voice Videos

Walking When Things Aren't Working
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
The Atoning Sufficiency of Christ
Our Past and Our Tomorrows
Is the Question What or Who?
Commencement Chapel 2014
Our Past, Shaped by a Passion, Based on an Insight, and Propelled by Sacrifice
Character of Jesus
The Necessity of Love: The Gem Behind the Walk
To God Be the Glory: How Can That Be?
The Gospel Clarified: A Joyful Celebration—Something to Remember and Something to Perpetuate
Faculty Forum: Contemporary Theological Trends
Tribute to Jonathan Edwards
Come and Have Breakfast
Being Christ-Centered

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "The "Thomas" in the W. H. Griffith Thomas Lectureship." Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 3-17.
  • Review of "Wesley and Men Who Followed." Bibliotheca Sacra (161:642). 2004. 252-252.
  • Review of "Katharina Von Bora: a Reformation Life." Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 122-122.
  • Review of "Standing in Grace." Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 123-123.
  • "The Homiletical Skill of Jonathan Edwards." Bibliotheca Sacra (159:633). 2002. 96-107.
  • "The Place of Theology in the Postmodern World: Is the Study of Theology and History an Antiquated Discipline?." Reformation & Revival (11:1). 2002. 11-31.
  • "Jonathan Edwards and the Art of Effective Communication." Reformation & Revival (11:4). 2002. 109-131.
  • "The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin." Bibliotheca Sacra (157:626). 2000. 251-252.
  • "The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: a Reader." Bibliotheca Sacra (157:625). 2000. 117-118.
  • Review of "Power Preaching for Church Growth: the Role of Preaching in Growing Churches." Bibliotheca Sacra (157:625). 2000. 119-119.
  • Review of "What Angels Wish They Knew: the Basics of True Christianity." Bibliotheca Sacra (156). 1999. 367-367.
  • Review of "A Passion for Learning: the History of Christian Thought on Education." Church History (66:4). 1997. 910-910.
  • "Church History: an Essential Guide." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 502-503.
  • "The Toronto Blessing: What Would the Holy Spirit Say?." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 372-373.
  • "The Church of Rome at the Bar of History." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 247-248.
  • "Puritan Profiles: 54 Puritan Personalities Drawn Together by the Westminster Assembly." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 249-250.
  • "John Calvin and John Owen on Mortification: a Comparative Study in Reformed Spirituality." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 123-124.
  • "Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: an Investigative Report." Reformation & Revival (6). 1997. 155-160.
  • "Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: an Investigative Report." Bibliotheca Sacra (153). 1996. 371-373.
  • "Jonathan Edwards, the Toronto Blessing, and the Spiritual Gifts : Are the Extraordinary Ones Actually the Ordinary Ones?." Trinity Journal (17:2). 1996. 167-189.
  • Review of "Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or a Battlefield?." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 492-492.
  • "The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 234-235.
  • Review of "Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 381-381.
  • Review of "Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 249-249.
  • "Report to the Stockholders : Combat Developments." Army Chaplaincy 1993. 15-17.
  • Review of "A Cloud of Witnesses." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 126-126.
  • "A Review of The Incredible Scofield and His Book." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 351-364.
  • "The Incredible Scofield and His Book." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 351-364.
  • Review of "The Gospel and the American Dream." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 380-380.
  • "The Gospel in History: Portrait of a Teaching Church/The Origins of Christian Education." Church History (59). 1990. 287-288.
  • "Reformed Theology in America, V 1: the Princeton Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-253.
  • "Reformed Theology in America. 2, Dutch Reformed Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-253.
  • "Reformed Theology in America. 3, Southern Reformed Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-253.
  • Review of "The Gospel in History: Portrait of a Teaching Church/The Origins of Christian Education." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-252.
  • "The Evangelical Movement: Growth, Impact, Controversy, Dialog." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 253-254.
  • Review of "The Healing Epidemic." Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 462-462.
  • Review of "Intellectuals." Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 471-471.
  • Review of "A Call for Continuity: The Theological Contributions of James Orr." Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 472-472.
  • Review of "The Republic of Reason: The Personal Philosophies of the Founding Fathers." Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 113-113.
  • "The Early Years of Lewis Sperry Chafer." Bibliotheca Sacra (144). 1987. 3-23.
  • "The Generation That Knew Not Josef: A Critique of Marxism and the Religious Left." Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 184-185.
  • Review of "The Seeds of Secularization: Calvinism, Culture and Pluralism in America, 1870-1915." Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 88-88.
  • "The Vanishing Evangelist : A Search for a Few Uniquely Gifted Men." Fundamentalist Journal (3:5). 1984. 31-33.
  • "The Meaning of Saving Faith : Luther's Interpretation of Romans 3:28." Bibliotheca Sacra (140). 1983. 322-334.
  • "Bibliotheca Sacra and Darwinism : An Analysis of the Nineteenth-century Conflict between Science and Theology." Grace Theological Journal (4:1). 1983. 37-58.
  • "Kenneth Scott Latourette, a Trail Blazer : A Critical Evaluation of Latourette's Theory of Religious History." Grace Theological Journal (2:1). 1981. 1-22.
  • "Anselm on the Doctrine of Atonement." Bibliotheca Sacra (135). 1978. 333-344.
  • "Doctrine of Original Sin in Postrevolutionary America." Bibliotheca Sacra (134). 1977. 238-256.
  • "Layman's Prayer Revival of 1858." Bibliotheca Sacra (134). 1977. 59-73.
  • "History of Bibliotheca Sacra." Bibliotheca Sacra (133). 1976. 229-242.
  • "Extract of a Letter from the Rev John Hannah." Methodist Review (8:1). 1825. 39-40.
  • "Memoir of Miss Charlotte Singleton." Methodist Review (8:1). 1825. 12-17.