Dr. Scott R. Swain

President and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology



  • Administration | Staff | Orlando
  • Theology and Philosophy | Faculty | Orlando
  • Theology and Philosophy | Guest Faculty | Houston
  • Theology and Philosophy | Guest Faculty | Washington D.C.

Contact Information

Phone:
407-278-4557

Email:
sswain@rts.edu

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Education

University of North Florida, B.A.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., Th.M.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Scott R. Swain is President and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Swain has served on the RTS faculty since 2006, having previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

His main research interests include the doctrine of God, theological interpretation of Scripture, and modern Protestant theology, and he has published a number of books and essays on these topics. With Dr. Michael Allen, he serves as general editor of two series: Zondervan Academic’s New Studies in Dogmatics and T & T Clark’s International Theological Commentary.

Dr. Swain is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife, Leigh, have four children. Dr. Swain blogs on a regular basis at Common Places.

Publications

BOOKS

  • The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018), coedited with Michael Allen.
  • Retrieving Eternal Generation (Zondervan Academic, forthcoming 2017), coedited with Fred Sanders.
  • Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic (Baker Academic, 2016), coedited with Michael Allen.
  • Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation (Baker Academic, 2015), coauthored with Michael Allen.
  • The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson’s Trinitarian Theology (IVP Academic, 2013).
  • Trinity, Revelation, and Reading: A Theological Introduction to the Bible and Its Interpretation (T & T Clark, 2011).
  • Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John’s Gospel (IVP Academic, 2008), coauthored with Andreas Köstenberger.

SELECT ARTICLES

  • “The Attributes of God,” in Matthew Barrett, ed., Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Crossway, 2017).
  • “On Divine Naming,” in Manfred Svensson and David VanDrunen, eds., Aquinas Among the Protestants (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017).
  • “Lutheran and Reformed Sacramental Theology, 17th-19th Centuries,” in Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology (Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • “‘Heirs through God’: Galatians 4.4-7 and the Doctrine of the Trinity,” in Mark Elliot, Scott Hafeman, N. T. Wright, and John Frederick, eds., Galatians and Christian Theology (Baker Academic, 2014).
  • "The Mystery of the Trinity," Credo Magazine (April 2013): 26-33.
  • “The Trinity in the Reformers,” in Gilles Emery and Matthew Levering, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • “Mark 12: God’s Lordly Son and Trinitarian Christology,” in Michael Allen, ed., Theological Commentary: Evangelical Perspectives (T & T Clark, 2011).

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