University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.S.
Westminster Theological Seminary in California, M.Div.
University of Edinburgh, Ph.D.

About Dr. Kruger

Dr. Michael J. Kruger (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is President and the Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

He is one of the leading scholars today in the study of the origins of the New Testament, particularly the development of the New Testament canon and the transmission of the New Testament text. He is the author of numerous books including The Gospel of the Savior (Brill, 2005), The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Crossway, 2010, with Andreas Köstenberger), Canon Revisited (Crossway, 2012), The Question of Canon (IVP, 2013), and Christianity at the Crossroads:  How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (SPCK, 2017; IVP Academic, 2018). He is also the editor of and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Crossway, 2016) and co-editor of The Early Text of the New Testament (Oxford, 2012) and Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009). Dr. Kruger is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and also serves (part-time) as Pastor of Teaching at Uptown PCA in downtown Charlotte.


  • Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (SPCK, 2017; IVP Academic, 2018)
  • A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Crossway, 2016)
  • The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate (IVP Academic, 2013)
  • Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books (Crossway, 2012)
  • The Early Text of the New Testament (co-authored, Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity (co-authored, Crossway, 2010)
  • Gospel Fragments (co-authored, Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • The Gospel of the Savior (E.J. Brill, 2005)


  • The Journal of Theological Studies
  • The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
  • The Expository Times
  • The Master’s Seminary Journal