DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., Durham University
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Biola University


Jeanette Hagen Pifer has served in a variety of ministry capacities including evangelistic and humanitarian work with orphans in the former Soviet Union, helping to facilitate for theological and ministry training around the world, and serving in a church plant in Whittier, Calif. She completed her Ph.D., studying under Professor John Barclay at Durham University. Her research focused on the Pauline concept of faith. Hagen has presented academic papers at a number of conferences in the U.S. and in Europe. She also contributed to the Lightfoot Legacy, a three volume set of previously unpublished commentaries by this foremost English NT scholar of the 19th century. Prior to coming to Biola, Hagen taught at Cranmer Hall in Durham England, a theological college focused on training individuals called to full-time Christian service.


  • British New Testament Society
  • Tyndale Fellowship
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theological Society


  • Faith as Participation: An Exegetical Study of Some Key Pauline Texts. WUNT II. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2019.
  • The Lightfoot Legacy. Volume Three: 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter: New CommentaryLightfoot, J.B, Hagen, Jeanette. 2016.
  • The Lightfoot Legacy. Volume Two: The Gospel of St. John: New Commentary , Lightfoot, J.B, Hagen, Jeanette. 2015.
  • The Lightfoot Legacy. Volume One: The Acts of the Apostles: New Commentary, Lightfoot, J.B, Hagen, Jeanette. 2014.


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