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

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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 Torrey Honors College 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 presence via Twitter and blog. He and his family are members of Grace Evangelical Free Church.


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Wesleyan Theological Society



  • The Triune God. A volume in the New Studies in Dogmatics series edited by Michael Allen and Scott Swain (Zondervan, 2016)
  • How God Used R.A. Torrey: A Short Biography as Told Through His Sermons (Moody Press, 2015)
  • The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything (Crossway, 2010; Second Edition 2017). Translation: Korean.


  • “Wesleyan View,” in Five Views of the Extent of the Atonement, ed. Adam Johnson (Zondervan, 2019), 156-176.
  • “Holy Scripture Under the Auspices of the Holy Trinity: On John Webster's Trinitarian Doctrine of Scripture,” International Journal of Systematic Theology (January 2019), pp 4-23.
  • “Ratzinger on the Trinity,” in Benedict XVI: An Evangelical Appreciation of the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, ed Tim Perry (Lexham Press, 2019), 164-183. 
  • “Trinity, the Holy” in Daniel J. Treier and Walter Elwell, eds, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Revised edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017), 898-900.
  • “These Three Atone: Atonement and the Trinity,” in Adam Johnson, ed, The T & T Clark Companion to the Atonement (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017), 19-34.
  • “Evangelical Trinitarianism and the Unity of the Theological Disciplines,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60/1 (2017): 65–80. 


  • “Systematic Adamology in Trinitarian Perspective,” Conference on Adam, The Fall, and the Goodness of God, Carl Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity International University, March 22, 2019.
  • “The Blessed Trinity,” Kistemaker Lectures at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, April 2019.
  • “The Theology of Divine Blessedness,” The Tyndale Doctrine Lecture at Tyndale Fellowship, Cambridge, UK, July 2018.


Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Christian Symbolism
  • Christian Theology
  • Doctrine of the Trinity
  • History of Evangelicalism
  • History of Iconography
  • Visual Arts
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