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Buist M. Fanning, III

Department Chair and Senior Professor of New Testament Studies

BA, College of Charleston, 1970; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1974; DPhil, Oxford University, 1987.

Buist Fanning has taught at DTS for more than 35 years, while serving also in various leadership positions at his local church and in teaching Christian workers in 10 foreign countries. His passion is to know God and make Him known around the world and to see people transformed by the message of the Bible. His major teaching duties and research interests are New Testament Greek syntax and discourse analysis; New Testament criticism and backgrounds; and exegesis and theology of Romans, Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews, James, Peter, Jude, and Revelation.

Buist M. Fanning, III
  • NT105 - Exegesis of Romans
  • NT113 - New Testament Introduction
  • NT205 - Advanced Greek Grammar
  • NT220 - Discourse Features of New Testament Greek
  • NT360 - The Pastoral Epistles
  • NT365 - The Epistle to the Hebrews
  • RS101 - Orientation and Research Methods
  • BS1002 - New Testament Backgrounds
  • NT1001 - History of New Testament
  • NT1002 - New Testament Theology
  • NT2025 - The Theology of the General Epistles
  • NT2035 - Seminar on the Apocalyptic Genre
  1. "Review of 'Bible Translation in Chinese and Greek: Verbal Aspect in Theory and Practice.'" Theologische Literaturzeitung 137 (2012). 166-67.
  2. "Review of 'Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis.'" Expository Times 124 (2012). 96-97.
  3. "Review of 'The Linguist as Pedagogue: Trends in the Teaching and Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament.'" Review of Biblical Literature (2011).
  4. "Review of 'Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 51 (2008). 394-97.
  5. "Review of 'Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 165 (2008). 249-50.
  6. "Review of 'The Letters to Timothy and Titus.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 165 (2008). 380-81.
  7. "Review of 'The Development of Greek and the New Testament: Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Transmission.'" Bulletin for Biblical Research 18 (2008). 352-55.
  8. "Review of '1 Peter.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 164 (2007). 504.
  9. "Review of '1 and 2 Timothy, Titus.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 251-252.
  10. "Review of 'A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 251-252.
  11. "Review of 'New Testament and Mythology and Other Basic Writings.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 180-81.

Academic Interests

  • Hebrews
  • New Testament theology
  • New Testament Greek grammar

Personal Interests

  • Running (marathons and half-marathons)
  • Windsurfing and kayaking
  • Reading SC history

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