March 14, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Dr. D. Jeffrey Bingham has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies, effective July of 2013.
Dr. Bingham is a graduate of New Mexico State University (1982) and Dallas Theological Seminary where he received the Th.M. (1986) and Ph.D. (1995). He is currently Department Chair and Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also taught at Criswell College and served as Assistant Dean for Theological Studies and Professor of Historical Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His academic specialties are Patristic Theology, History of the Reception of the Bible, History of Biblical Interpretation, Second-Century Christianity and Irenaeus.
His published work includes Irenaeus’ Use of Matthew’s Gospel in Adversus Haereses, Pocket History of the Church and The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought. He is also General Editor of the Monograph Series, The Bible in Ancient Christianity and Consulting Editor for the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.
Currently President of the Southwest Region of SBL, he is also Section Chair of the Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Christianity Section of SBL International, Section Chair of the History of Interpretation Section of SBL, past President of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies and Former Director of the Southwest Seminar on the Development of Early Catholic Christianity.
Dr. Bingham has extensive international experience, having lived all over the world, including Venezuela, Madagascar, Thailand, Argentina, Qatar, Nigeria, Madagascar, Tunisia, and Rome, Italy.
Dr. Jill Baumgaertner, Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies, says, “We are immensely grateful to God for bringing Dr. Bingham to us, and to Dr. Bingham for heeding the call to serve at Wheaton. His considerable leadership gifts, his commitment to students, his sensitivity to faculty concerns, and the example he has set as a productive scholar and passionate teacher will help the department to accomplish its mission of ‘cultivating Christians who are biblically rooted and theologically formed.’”
Dr. Bingham says that “Wheaton College is committed to imparting truth and wisdom to its students by means of a liberal arts education. It believes such virtues can be transmitted only as one participates in the mind of Christ within a community dedicated to the ‘faith once for all delivered to the saints.’ I share Wheaton's commitments and am deeply honored at the prospect of serving the members of its community.”