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J. Lanier Burns

Research Professor of Theological Studies, Senior Professor of Systematic Theology

BA, Davidson College, 1965; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972; ThD, 1979; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 1993; Post-doctoral research, Harvard University, Fall 2001; Oxford University Round Table, 2008-2011

Recognized in several editions of Who’s Who, Dr. Burns is actively involved in Christian and secular organizations and devotes time to Bible conferences, pastoral leadership training and administration. His research interests include Trinitarianism, anthropology, sin, eschatology, science and theology, Catholicism through the centuries, world religions, and issues in social justice. For more than 40 years he has served as president of the Asian Christian Academy in Bangalore, India.

J. Lanier Burns
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TODD 101B
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  • ST102 - Trinitarianism
  • ST103 - Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology
  • ST106 - Eschatology
  • ST305 - Johannine Theology
  • ST310 - Pauline Theology
  • ST405 - Roman Catholic Theology
  • ST410 - Theology of New Religious Movements
  • ST520 - Issues in Science and Theology
  • TS1003 - Seminar in Twentieth-century Theology and Theologians
  • TS2005 - Seminar in Systematic Theology
  • TS2010 - Seminar in Historical Theology
  • DM103 - The Applied Research Project
Contributions
  1. "The Future of Hope: Christian Tradition amid Modernity and Postmodernity." Cultural Encounters Fall (2005).
  2. "Review of 'The God of Hope and the End of the World.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 642 (2004). 241-242.
  3. "Review of 'Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 113-114.
  4. "Review of 'Genesis 1-11.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 161, no. 641 (2004). 116-117.
  5. "Review of 'Five Views on Apologetics.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 638 (2003). 247-249.
  6. "Review of 'God, Israel, and the Gentiles: Rhetoric and Situation in Romans 9-11.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 638 (2003). 251-252.
  7. "Review of 'Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave Ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and Abolitionist.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 637 (2003). 125-126.
  8. "Review of 'The Trinity: an Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 481-483.
  9. "Review of 'Three Views on Creation and Evolution.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 238-239.
  10. "Review of 'What Is Justice? Classic and Contemporary Readings.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 632 (2001). 485-485.
  11. "Review of 'Are Miraculous Gifts for Today: Four Views.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 490-491.
  12. "Review of 'Streams of Confusion: 13 Great Ideas That Are Contaminating Our Thought and Culture.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 492-492.
  13. "Review of 'Eschatology in Bible and Theology: Evangelical Essays at the Dawn of a New Millennium.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 627 (2000). 371-372.
  14. "Our Value As People Is Not Defined by Our Role in Church and Society." Moody Monthy Fall (1999).
  15. "Review of 'Surprised by the Voice of God: How God Speaks Today through Prophecies, Dreams, and Visions.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 373-374.
  16. "Cultural Lies the Church Believes: Our Value Is Vested in the Role We Play." Moody Monthy Winter (1997).
  17. "Review of 'The Jesus I Never Knew.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 500-500.
  18. "Hermeneutical Issues and Principles in Hebrews as Exemplified in the Second Chapter." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39, no. 4 (1996). 587-607.
  19. "Review of 'Basic Christian Ethics.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 487-487.
  20. "Review of 'Progressive Dispensationalism: an Up-to-date Handbook of Contemporary Dispensational Theology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 101-102.
  21. "Review of 'Finding God.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 105-106.
  22. "Review of 'Twentieth-century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 489-491.
  23. "Review of 'Paul and Perseverance: Staying in and Falling Away.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 123-123.
  24. "Review of 'This Present Darkness.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 240-242.
  25. "Review of 'Biblical Interpretation and the Church: Text and Context.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 176-176.
  26. "Review of 'Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 74-75.
  27. "Review of 'The Grandeur of God: A Theological and Devotional Study of the Divine Attributes.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 78-79.
  28. "A Model for Prayer." Kindred Spirit 8, no. 1 (1984). 16-18.
  29. "Reemphasis on the Purpose of the Sign Gifts." Bibliotheca Sacra 132 (1975). 242-249.

In the Spring of 2007, Dr. Burns contributed to the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University. During this round table, Dr. Burns spoke on theology's interface with neuroscience.

Academic Interests

  • Trinitarianism
  • Anthropology
  • Sin
  • Eschatology
  • 20th century
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Alternative religions
  • Science and theology

Personal Interests

  • Racquetball
  • Golf
  • Family

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