DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • M.A., Oral Roberts University
  • Adv. Diploma, International Bible College


Ashish Naidu's interests are in the areas of historical and systematic theology, particularly in exploring the historical-theological foundations of the Christian faith. Besides contributing to various publications and regularly presenting at academic societies, he relishes teaching theology enriched by insights from the great tradition of historic Christianity. Naidu desires to serve the church by assisting it to advance from the knowledge of sacred Scripture to the knowledge of sacred doctrine for the practical Christian life that is deeply committed to glorifying God. He is married to Sabita and they have two delightful children named Sharon and Nathan. Naidu is an ordained minister and has served in various capacities in the church, including preaching, teaching, pastoral care and evangelism-discipleship ministries in Asia, North America and Europe.


  • North American Patristics Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Publications (Selected)


  • Transformed in Christ: Christology and the Christian Life in John Chrysostom, Russian translation by Sergei Kalyuzhny. Cherkassy, Ukraine: Colloquium Books, 2017.
  • Transformed in Christ: Christology and the Christian Life in John Chrysostom. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012.

Articles & Chapters

  • "Evagrius of Pontus" in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, 3rd Edition, Baker Academic (Forthcoming).
  • "Exploring the Contours of Patristic Thought: Studies on Exegesis, Christology, and Soteriology in the Early Church." Issue Editor, Perichoresis 12.1 (November, 2014).
  • "The First Adam–Second Adam Typology in Cyril of Alexandria and John Chrysostom." Perichoresis 12.1 (November, 2014).
  • “Is Hell a Vital Doctrine?”Ask an Expert Section. Biola Magazine, 25th Anniversary Edition, Spring 2011.
  • “Christology and the Christian Life in John Chrysostom," Global Journal of Classic Theology 8.3 (2011): 1-13.
  • “Reader, Beware of the Church Fathers,” Sundoulos, Fall 2009.
  • “John Chrysostom” in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.
  • “John Chrysostom's Homilies on Hebrews: An Antiochene Christological Commentary?”, Perichoresis 6.1 (2008): 85-108.
  • “Matthew 18:20 in Context”, Biola Connections, Summer 2007, 39.

Current Research

  • Reflections of Grace: Sacred Space and Art in the Early Church. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.


  • Review of David Rylaarsdam, “John Chrysostom on Divine Pedagogy: The Coherence of his Theology and Preaching,” in The Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 70, no.1, 2017.
  • Review of Margaret Mitchell, “Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation”, in The Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 57, no.2, 2004.


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Asia
  • Bible
  • Church Fathers
  • Church History
  • Comparative Religion
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Doctrine
  • Evangelism
  • God
  • Hinduism
  • Historical Theology
  • India
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Islam
  • Jesus
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Person and Work of Christ
  • Salvation
  • Theology
  • Trinity
  • World Religions
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