Login DTS Account
About DTS

John D. Hannah

Department Chair and Research Professor of Theological Studies, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology

B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible, 1967; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1971; Th.D., 1974; M.A., Southern Methodist University, 1980; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1988; postdoctoral fellowship, Yale University, 1994.

Dr. Hannah has enjoyed a distinguished career for more than 35 years at Dallas Seminary. He is a frequent and popular church and conference speaker both at home and abroad. His teaching interests include the general history of the Christian church, with particular interest in the works of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, and John Owen. His publications include books, journals, chapters in books, audio materials, and computerized works. He currently is researching and writing a history of Dallas Seminary, with a general history of the Christian church after that. He remains active in church ministries and serves on the boards of several organizations.

John D. Hannah
office:
TODD 101D
phone:
214-887-5381
email:
  • HT101 - The Church to the Modern Era
  • HT102 - The Church in the Modern Era: Europe and America
  • HT200 - History of Doctrine
  • HT230 - Calvin and Reformed Theology
  • HT240 - Readings in John Owen
  • HT250 - History of Gospel Preaching in America
  • HT255 - History of the Charismatic Movements in America
  • HT260 - Readings in Jonathan Edwards
  • DM103 - The Applied Research Project
  1. " The "Thomas" in the W. H. Griffith Thomas Lectureship." Bibliotheca Sacra 163 (2006). 3-17.
  2. "Review of 'Wesley and Men Who Followed.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 642 (2004). 252-252.
  3. "Review of 'Katharina Von Bora: a Reformation Life.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 122-122.
  4. "Review of 'Standing in Grace.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 123-123.
  5. "The Homiletical Skill of Jonathan Edwards." Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 633 (2002). 96-107.
  6. "The Place of Theology in the Postmodern World: Is the Study of Theology and History an Antiquated Discipline?." Reformation & Revival 11, no. 1 (2002). 11-31.
  7. "Jonathan Edwards and the Art of Effective Communication." Reformation & Revival 11, no. 4 (2002). 109-131.
  8. "The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin." Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 626 (2000). 251-252.
  9. "The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: a Reader." Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 625 (2000). 117-118.
  10. "Review of 'Power Preaching for Church Growth: the Role of Preaching in Growing Churches.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 625 (2000). 119-119.
  11. "Review of 'What Angels Wish They Knew: the Basics of True Christianity.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 156 (1999). 367-367.
  12. "Review of 'A Passion for Learning: the History of Christian Thought on Education.'" Church History 66, no. 4 (1997). 910-910.
  13. "Church History: an Essential Guide." Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 502-503.
  14. "The Toronto Blessing: What Would the Holy Spirit Say?." Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 372-373.
  15. "The Church of Rome at the Bar of History." Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 247-248.
  16. "Puritan Profiles: 54 Puritan Personalities Drawn Together by the Westminster Assembly." Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 249-250.
  17. "John Calvin and John Owen on Mortification: a Comparative Study in Reformed Spirituality." Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 123-124.
  18. "Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: an Investigative Report." Reformation & Revival 6 (1997). 155-160.
  19. "Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: an Investigative Report." Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 371-373.
  20. "Jonathan Edwards, the Toronto Blessing, and the Spiritual Gifts : Are the Extraordinary Ones Actually the Ordinary Ones?." Trinity Journal 17, no. 2 (1996). 167-189.
  21. "Review of 'Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or a Battlefield?.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 492-492.
  22. "The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind." Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 234-235.
  23. "Review of 'Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 381-381.
  24. "Review of 'Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 249-249.
  25. "Report to the Stockholders : Combat Developments." Army Chaplaincy (1993). 15-17.
  26. "Review of 'A Cloud of Witnesses.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 126-126.
  27. "A Review of The Incredible Scofield and His Book." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 351-364.
  28. "The Incredible Scofield and His Book." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 351-364.
  29. "Review of 'The Gospel and the American Dream.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 380-380.
  30. "The Gospel in History: Portrait of a Teaching Church/The Origins of Christian Education." Church History 59 (1990). 287-288.
  31. "Reformed Theology in America, V 1: the Princeton Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 252-253.
  32. "Reformed Theology in America. 2, Dutch Reformed Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 252-253.
  33. "Reformed Theology in America. 3, Southern Reformed Theology." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 252-253.
  34. "Review of 'The Gospel in History: Portrait of a Teaching Church/The Origins of Christian Education.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 252-252.
  35. "The Evangelical Movement: Growth, Impact, Controversy, Dialog." Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 253-254.
  36. "Review of 'The Healing Epidemic.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 462-462.
  37. "Review of 'Intellectuals.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 471-471.
  38. "Review of 'A Call for Continuity: The Theological Contributions of James Orr.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 472-472.
  39. "Review of 'The Republic of Reason: The Personal Philosophies of the Founding Fathers.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 113-113.
  40. "The Early Years of Lewis Sperry Chafer." Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 3-23.
  41. "The Generation That Knew Not Josef: A Critique of Marxism and the Religious Left." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 184-185.
  42. "Review of 'The Seeds of Secularization: Calvinism, Culture and Pluralism in America, 1870-1915.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 88-88.
  43. "The Vanishing Evangelist : A Search for a Few Uniquely Gifted Men." Fundamentalist Journal 3, no. 5 (1984). 31-33.
  44. "The Meaning of Saving Faith : Luther's Interpretation of Romans 3:28." Bibliotheca Sacra 140 (1983). 322-334.
  45. "Bibliotheca Sacra and Darwinism : An Analysis of the Nineteenth-century Conflict between Science and Theology." Grace Theological Journal 4, no. 1 (1983). 37-58.
  46. "Kenneth Scott Latourette, a Trail Blazer : A Critical Evaluation of Latourette's Theory of Religious History." Grace Theological Journal 2, no. 1 (1981). 1-22.
  47. "Anselm on the Doctrine of Atonement." Bibliotheca Sacra 135 (1978). 333-344.
  48. "Doctrine of Original Sin in Postrevolutionary America." Bibliotheca Sacra 134 (1977). 238-256.
  49. "Layman's Prayer Revival of 1858." Bibliotheca Sacra 134 (1977). 59-73.
  50. "History of Bibliotheca Sacra." Bibliotheca Sacra 133 (1976). 229-242.
  51. "Memoir of Miss Charlotte Singleton." Methodist Review 8, no. 1 (1825). 12-17.
  52. "Extract of a Letter from the Rev John Hannah." Methodist Review 8, no. 1 (1825). 39-40.

Academic Interests

  • 20th century American evangelicalism
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • John Owen

Personal Interests

  • Time with wife and grandchildren
  • Reading commentaries
  • Study to prepare to teach or preach the Bible

The mission of Dallas Theological Seminary is to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.

Help train the next generation of godly servant leaders by breaking down financial barriers.

Education & Enrichment

The Table

DTS Stories

Chapel at DTS

Online Education

Online Education Player