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Faculty | Master of Arts – Classical Theology

Fred Sanders

  • Professor
  • Associate Director of Torrey Honors

  • Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Murray State University

Fred Sanders is a systematic theologian who studies and teaches across the entire range of classic Christian doctrine, but with a primary focus on the doctrine of the Trinity. Fred has taught in the Torrey Honors Institute since 1999, and is an amateur historian of Biola's institutional history. He is co-founder of the annual Los Angeles Theology Conference, and maintains an active internet...

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Kyle Strobel

  • Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology

  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology (N.T.)
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology (Philosophy)
  • B.A., Judson University

Kyle Strobel (Ph.D. University of Aberdeen) is a systematic theologian who teaches spiritual theology for Talbot’s Institute for Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Formation Focus programs. His areas of interest include systematic theology, Jonathan Edwards, spiritual formation and prayer. He writes both popular and academic books and articles, and is on the preaching team at Redeemer Church, La...

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Matt Jenson

  • Associate Professor, Torrey Honors

  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
  • B.A., Wheaton College

Matt Jenson is a systematic theologian specializing in theological anthropology and ecclesiology. He holds a B.A. in literature and philosophy from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Andrews, where he was part of the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts. Jenson is a happy and grateful part of Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Long Beach and an...

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Adam Johnson

  • Associate Professor, Torrey Honors

  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola University

Adam Johnson is a theologian who focuses on the doctrine of the atonement, exploring the many ways in which the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ effect the reconciliation of all things to God. He and his family lead the Torrey National Parks class every summer.

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Darian R. Lockett

  • Associate Professor of New Testament

  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
  • M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of Kansas

The overarching goal of a specifically Christian liberal arts education, in a word, is wisdom. It is Darian Lockett's desire to display Godly wisdom in teaching, writing and service, in order to serve the church of Jesus Christ by equipping individuals for life and ministry. Lockett is particularly interested in the General Letters, hermeneutics, theological interpretation and...

Research Interests

  • Catholic Epistles (especially James)
  • Canonical function of the CE
  • Relationship between Old and New Testaments
  • Hermeneutics/Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Political and economic philosophy and Christian Scripture
  • Jewish Backgrounds (Second Temple Wisdom/Cultic Traditions)
  • History of Biblical Interpretation

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Greg Peters

  • Professor, Torrey Honors

  • SM.D., Pontificio Ateneo di Sant’Anselmo, Rome
  • Ph.D., St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A., St. John's University School of Theology
  • B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible

Greg is a native Virginian who loves traveling (especially to monasteries in Europe) and reading. He enjoys the fiction of Chinua Achebe, Georges Bernanos and the nineteenth century Russian novelists; and the poetry of George Herbert, John Donne and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of North America, serving as rector at the Anglican Church of the...

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Ryan Peterson

  • Associate Professor of Theology

  • Ph.D., Wheaton College
  • M.Th., University of Edinburgh
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.A., Moody Bible Institute

Ryan Peterson’s research interests lie in the areas of theological anthropology and theological method. He teaches systematic and historical theology, and particularly enjoys working with students on the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, Christology, and the atonement. He is deeply interested in the growth of his students in the knowledge and love of God and the way such growth motivates...

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Rob Price

  • Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Theology

  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., Indiana University

Dr. Price's interests are in systematic and historical theology. He studied New Testament here at Talbot before venturing off to do research on Swiss theologian Karl Barth. In addition to core Talbot theology courses, Dr. Price teaches electives on major theologians and doctrines of the Christian faith.

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