DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



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

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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. 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



  • 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

  • “Adam-Christ Typology in Cyril of Alexandria and John Chrysostom.” Studia Patristica: Papers Presented at the Eighteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2019. Vol 129.26, December, 2021.
  • “Biblical Authority and the Ministry of the Word in the Early Church: Reading Scripture with John Chrysostom.” Bible, Mission, and Theology: Festschrift in Honor of Rev. Dr. Simon Samuel. New Delhi & Dehradun: ISPCK & New Theological College, 2018.
  • “Mere Mimesis or Inner Transformation? Ancient Discourse and John Chrysostom on Christian Praxis.” Doon Theological Journal 14.2, October, 2017.
  • “Evagrius of Pontus” in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
  • "Exploring the Contours of Patristic Thought: Studies on Exegesis, Christology, and Soteriology in the Early Church." Issue Editor, Perichoresis 12.1, November, 2014.
  • “Christology and the Christian Life in John Chrysostom," Global Journal of Classic Theology 8.3, 2011.
  • “John Chrysostom” in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.

Current Research

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


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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