Education

Wheaton College, B.A., M.A., 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.


Publications

BOOKS

SELECT ARTICLES

  • “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.