Wheaton Theology Conference Speakers


These speakers have been confirmed for the 2014 conference.


Estrelda Alexander
William Seymour College

Estrelda Alexander is President of William Seymour College. She has written numerous books and articles on Pentecostalism, including Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism (IVP, 2011), The Women of Azusa Street (Seymour, 2005), and Limited Liberty: The Ministry and Legacy of Four Pentecostal Women Pioneers (Pilgrim, 2008).


Allan Anderson
University of Birmingham

Allan Anderson is Professor of Global Pentecostal Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is a founding member of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism as well as the author of An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity (Cambridge, 2004) and Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism (SCM & Orbis, 2007).


Jeffrey W. Barbeau
Wheaton College

Jeffrey W. Barbeau is Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. His writing and research focus on the intersection of Christianity, history, and literature during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Recent publications include articles on Methodism, as well as a monograph Coleridge, the Bible, and Religion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and a forthcoming primary-source anthology on Christianity in Britain in the Baylor University Press “Documents of Anglophone Christianity.”


Oliver D. Crisp
Fuller Theological Seminary

Oliver D. Crisp is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously he held an academic appointment at the University of Bristol, UK. He has edited multiple books and has authored several other volumes, including Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Revisioning Christology: Theology in the Reformed Tradition (Ashgate, 2011), and Jonathan Edwards on God and Creation (Oxford University Press, 2012).


Timothy George
Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Timothy George is Dean and Professor of Divinity and History and Doctrine at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. He serves on several advisory boards, including with Christianity Today, First Things, Harvard Theological Review, and Books & Culture. He has written more than twenty books, including his widely used Theology of the Reformers (Broadman, 1988), Reading Scripture with the Reformers (IVP, 2011), and Amazing Grace: God’s Pursuit, Our Response (Crossway, 2011).


Gregory Lee 
Wheaton College

Gregory Lee is Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. He is an expert on Augustine and early Christianity. Recent publications include an article on Augustine’s City of God in Modern Theology.


Matthew Levering
Mundelein Seminary

Matthew Levering is Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake outside Chicago. He serves as co-editor of the journals Nova et Vetera (English edition) and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He is the author of thirteen books include Jesus and the Demise of Death (Baylor University Press, 2012)and Christ and the Catholic Priesthood (Hillenbrand, 2010).

 Sarah Richter

Sandra Richter
Wheaton College

Sandra L. Richter (Ph.D., Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College. She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department. Recent publications include The Epic of Eden (2008) and The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology (Walter de Gruyter, 2002).


Douglas Petersen 
Vanguard University

Douglas Petersen is the Margaret S. Smith Distinguished Professor of World Mission and Intercultural Studies and Director of the Judkins Institute for Leadership at Vanguard University. He is widely known for his work with faith-based community programs. Among his numerous publications is Not by Might, Nor by Power: A Pentecostal Theology of Social Concern (Hendrickson, 1991), which was named among the Outstanding Books of the Decade 1990–2000 by the International Bulletin of Mission Research.


Geoffrey Wainwright
Duke Divinity School

Geoffrey Wainwright is Robert Earl Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School. An ordained minister in the British Methodist Church, he has contributed to fostering global understanding of Christianity through his work with the World Council of Churches and other organizations. His publications include the noted systematic theology Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine, and Life (Oxford University Press, 1984) as well as the co-edited Oxford History of Christian Worship (Oxford University Press, 2005).


Michael Welker
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Michael Welker is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is a widely sought after lecturer on a wide range of theological topics, including theology and the sciences. Recent publications include an edited volume The Spirit in Creation and New Creation: Science and Theology in Western and Orthodox Realms (Eerdmans, 2012) and What Happens in Holy Communion? (Eerdmans, 2000).


Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Kevin J. Vanhoozer is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. A previous Senior Lecturer in Theology at the University of Edinburgh and Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, his numerous publications include The Drama of Doctrine (Westminster John Knox, 2005) and Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship (Cambridge, 2012).


Amos Yong
Regent University

Amos Yong is Dean of the School of Divinity and J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University, Virginia. A leading voice in Pentecostal theology, Yong has worked extensively on interfaith dialogue and the relationship between Christianity and the sciences. His recent publications include The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (Eerdmans, 2011) and The Bible, Disability, and the Church (Eerdmans, 2011).