Wheaton College, B.A., MA, Ph.D.
About Dr. Allen
Dr. Mike Allen joined the faculty of RTS-Orlando in 2015 and serves as John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean of the Orlando campus. He teaches core courses related to systematic theology and historical theology.
Dr. Allen’s research interests range widely over the topics of Christian doctrine. His long-term writing project will be a four-volume systematic theology to be published with Baker Academic. He is currently writing the first volume, entitled The Living and True God. He is also preparing a new edition of the Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine. He is working on two volumes regarding the theology of the late John Webster: preparing an annotated reader of primary sources and then co-editing a companion of interpretive essays. With Dr. Scott Swain, he serves as general editor of the T & T Clark International Theological Commentary series and the New Studies in Dogmatics series for Zondervan Academic. He was book review editor for the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He has also edited several volumes related to Christian theology and scriptural exegesis.
He grew up in both the South and in South Florida. He has been a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He previously taught at Knox Theological Seminary for five years, where he held the Kennedy Chair of Systematic Theology. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and regularly preaches at his own congregation and throughout Florida.
Dr. Allen and his wife, Emily, have two sons, Jackson and Will. He enjoys playing and watching basketball, running, reading, and traveling.
- The Fear of the Lord: Essays on Theological Method (London: T & T Clark, forthcoming).
- The Knowledge of God: Essays on God, Christ, and Church (London: T & T Clark, forthcoming).
- (editor), Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- (editor), T & T Clark Reader to John Webster (London: T & T Clark, 2020).
- Ephesians (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible; Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2020).
- (ed. with Scott Swain), The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020).
- (ed. with R. David Nelson), A Companion to the Theology of John Webster (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming 2021).
- Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life in God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018).
- Sanctification (New Studies in Dogmatics; Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2017).
- (ed. with Scott R. Swain), Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016).
- (ed. with Jonathan Linebaugh), Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015).
- (with Scott R. Swain), Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval in Theology and Biblical Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015).
- Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013).
- Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: An Introduction and Reader (London: T & T Clark, 2012).
- (ed.), Theological Commentary: Evangelical Perspectives(London: T & T Clark, 2011).
- Reformed Theology (Doing Theology; London: T & T Clark, 2010).
- The Christ’s Faith: A Dogmatic Account (T & T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology 2; London: T & T Clark, 2009).
- “Confessions,” in David Fergusson and Paul Nimmo (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
- “The Visibility of the Invisible God,” Journal of Reformed Theology 9, no. 3 (2015): 249-269.
- “Sacraments in the Reformed and Anglican Reformation,” in Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
- “‘From the Time He Took the Form of a Servant’: The Christ’s Pilgrimmage of Faith,” International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 2 (2014): 4-24.
- “The Perfect Priest: Calvin on the Christology of Hebrews,” in Jon Laansma and Daniel Treier (eds.), Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation (Library of New Testament Studies 423; London: T & T Clark, 2012), 120-134.
- “Exodus 3 after the Hellenization Thesis,” Journal of Theological Interpretation 3, no. 2 (2009): 179-196.