Dr. Douglas F. Kelly (Emeritus)

Professor of Theology Emeritus

  • Theology and Philosophy | Faculty | Charlotte

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B. A.
University of Lyon, Diplome
Union Theological Seminary, B. D.
University of Edinburgh, Ph. D.


Dr. Kelly is the Professor of Theology Emeritus. Dr. Kelly received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Diploma from the University of Lyon, his B.D. from the Union Theological Seminary, and his Ph. D. from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of many written works including, If God Already Knows, Why Pray?, Preachers with Power: Four Stalwarts of the South, New Life in the Wasteland, Creation and Change, and The Emergence of Liberty in the Modern World. His firm grasp of multiple languages and his theological competence are capably demonstrated in translating such works as Sermons by John Calvin on II Samuel. He is serving with David Wright of the University of Edinburgh as a general editor for a revision of Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries. Before joining the faculty at RTS, Dr. Kelly traveled extensively throughout the world preaching and teaching. He was also enlisted to serve on the Jurisprudence project of The Christian Legal Society and serves on the Credentials Committee of the Central Carolina Presbytery.


For more information on Dr. Kelly’s many other published materials, including chapter contributions, booklets, Dictionary articles, and selected articles, visit www.rts.edu.

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