The Nicole Institute of Baptist Studies

What is NIBS?

After a distinguished career at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Dr. Roger Nicole (1915-2010) served as visiting professor of theology at the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary from 1989-2000. A native of Switzerland, he earned an M.A. from Sorbonne, a Th.D. from Gordon Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Roger Nicole was among a generation of scholars that led a renaissance of American evangelicalism in the mid-twentieth century. A beloved teacher and prolific writer, he has long been regarded as one of the preeminent evangelical systematic theologians in North America. Among his many accomplishments, he assisted in producing the New International Version of the Bible.

Dr. Nicole’s service to the RTS family was an especially great encouragement to the many Baptist and baptistic students who studied at RTS during his tenure. In the spirit of Roger’s ministry, Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando has established a program of study for those desiring to serve baptistic and non-denominational churches in the Reformed tradition. With the establishment of The Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at RTS Orlando, students now have the opportunity to learn the riches of Reformed theology and piety while also developing a robust Baptist vision of the church and its ministry.

"The one who taught us so eloquently on grace is the one who sits on the throne of grace to intercede for his own, to lift them up in the presence of the triune God so that God’s blessing may rest upon them.”

— Dr. Roger Nicole

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