Biblical and Theological Studies Department
Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies/Professor of Christian Ethics
On Faculty since 2005
Office: BGC 209
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1998 (Religious Ethics)
Dissertation: “Conscience and Contentment: A Reassessment of Seventeenth-Century Anglican Practical Divinity.”
M.A., University of Oxford , 1990; B.A.,1986 (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)
M.Div., Regent College , Vancouver , B.C., 1988
B.A., Albion College , Michigan , 1981 (Philosophy, summa cum laude)
About Jeffrey Greenman
I serve as Associate Dean with responsibility for giving leadership to the faculty and programs in Biblical and Theological Studies. I approach this role with a strong sense of God’s call to academic administration, which I see as shaping the educational context so that great things can happen when faculty and students work together, both inside and outside the classroom. As a seminary student, I had the opportunity to assist the school’s President in the full scope of his work, ranging from fundraising and faculty policies to curricular changes and student recruitment. I became fascinated with the challenges of academic leadership, and realized that God was leading me into this form of ministry. The intersection of scholarship, leadership and the church’s ministry is where I knew I would belong. What I find most rewarding in this form of ministry is the experience of community. Scholarship often is an isolated pursuit, but Christian education is always communal, the collaborative undertaking of men and women with a shared vision for life and learning in God’s service. Along the way I have become convinced that leadership begins with listening and is rooted in relationship. In theological terms, I see my role as an administrator and teacher as an expression of the church’s equipping ministry (Eph. 4:11). My passion is to see God’s people “biblically rooted and theologically formed” so that they grow as faithful participants in the Kingdom mission of Jesus, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed in every sphere of society and in every corner of the globe.
BITH 375 Theological Ethics
BITH 380 Jacques Ellul: Technology, Politics & Ethics
BITH 494 Senior Seminar: Global Christianity
BITH 489 Ten Commandments
Membership in Professional Societies
American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Society of Christian Ethics
Integration of faith with work and vocation
Intersection of Christianity and culture
Theology and ethics of leadership
Jeffrey P. Greenman & Timothy Larsen, eds., The Decalogue through the Centuries: From the Hebrew Scriptures to Benedict XVI (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, forthcoming).
Jeffrey P. Greenman & George Kalantzis, eds., Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010).
Jeffrey P. Greenman & Mark Husbands, eds., Ancient Faith for the Church’s Future (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008).
Jeffrey P. Greenman, Timothy Larsen & Stephen R. Spencer, eds., The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries ( Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007).
Jeffrey P. Greenman & Timothy Larsen, eds. Reading Romans through the Centuries: From the Early Church to Karl Barth ( Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2005).
Jeffrey P. Greenman & George Sumner, Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns ( Toronto: Clements, 2004).
Jeffrey P. Greenman & John Kessler, eds., Teach Me Your Paths: Studies in Old Testament Literature and Theology ( Toronto: Clements, 2001).
“Lancelot Andrewes,” in The Decalogue through the Centuries: From the Hebrew Scriptures to John Paul II (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, forthcoming).
“Seven Deadly Sins,” “Cardinal Virtues,” “Prudence,” and “Courage” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, eds. Joel Green, Jacqueline Lapsely, Rebekah Miles & Allen Verhey (Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming).
“Encountering Jacques Ellul on His Own Terms” (with Noah Toly & Read Schuchardt) Ellul Forum 45 (Spring 2010): 3-10.
“Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective: Classic Issues, Contemporary Challenges” in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective, eds. Jeffrey P. Greenman & George Kalantzis (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010): 23-35.
“Introduction” in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective, eds. Jeffrey P. Greenman & George Kalantzis (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010): 9-20.
“Mission as the Integrating Center of Theological Education,” in The Bible in World Christian Perspective: Studies in Honor of Carl Edwin Armerding, eds. David W. Baker and W. Ward Gasque (Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing, 2009), 193-210.
“John R.W. Stott,” in The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries, eds. Jeffrey P. Greenman, Timothy Larsen & Stephen R. Spencer (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007), 245-280.
“William Tyndale,” in Reading Romans, ed. Jeffrey P. Greenman & Timothy Larsen ( Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2005), 121-136.
“Stott, John R.W.” in Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, ed. Timothy Larsen ( Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003): 638-641.
“Packer, James Innell,” in Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, ed. Timothy Larsen ( Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003): 497-501.
“Spirituality and Public Character: A Qualitative Cross-Sectional Study of Master of Divinity Students in Toronto,” (with Yau Man Siew), Christian Education Journal 6 NS/2 (Fall 2002): 119-137. [Reprint of previously published article.]
“Spirituality and Public Character: A Qualitative Cross-Sectional Study of Master of Divinity Students in Toronto,” (with Yau Man Siew), Theological Education 38/1 (2001): 1-20.
“An Approach to Workplace Ministry for Christian Physicians,” Crux 37/2 (2001): 13-21.
“The Significance of Scripture in Christian Formation” in Teach Me Your Paths: Studies in Old Testament Literature and Theology, eds. John Kessler & Jeffrey P. Greenman ( Toronto: Clements Publishing, 2001): 193-217.
“The Public Character of Theological Education: An Evangelical Perspective” (with David Jones & Christine Pohl), Theological Education 37/1 (Autumn 2000): 1-15.
"What is Medical Ethics? The Inadequacies of a Common Approach and A Promising Alternative" BioLaw, vol. II, no. 5 (June 1995): S41-47.
"Recent Work on Religion and Bioethics: A Review Article" (with Scott A. Giles) BioLaw, vol. II, no. 7-8 (July-August 1994): S151-160.
"Veritatis Splendor And/As Evangelical Ethics" Crux 30/2 (June 1994): 17-26.