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Bryan Litfin


Bryan Litfin

Title: Professor of Theology
Department: Theology
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Undergraduate
Position: Teaching
Start Date: August 2002

Educational Background:

BS, University of Tennessee
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Virginia



  • The Conqueror. Wheaton: Crossway, forthcoming 2018.
  • After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2015.
  • Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014.  
  • The Kingdom: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy). Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.
  • The Gift: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy). Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.
  • The Sword: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy). Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.
  • Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007.


  • "The Rule of Faith in Augustine." Pro Ecclesia (Winter 2005).
  • "Tertullian's Exegetical Use of the Regula Fidei as an Interpretive Device in Adversus Marcionem." Studia Patristica (2006).
  • "Proclaiming Jesus in a Hostile World: The Lordship of Christ as Bold Confession." In Proclaiming Jesus: Essays on the Centrality of Christ in the Church in Honor of Joseph M. Stowell, ed. Thomas H. L. Cornman. Chicago: Moody, 2007.
  • “Origen” in Shapers of Orthodox Theology: Thinking Theologically with the Ancient and Medieval Theologians, ed. Brad Green. InterVarsity Press UK, 2010.
  • “Learning from Patristic Use of Scripture and the Rule of Faith,” in The Contemporary Church and the Early Church: Case Studies in Ressourcement ed. Paul A. Hartog, ETS Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2010.
  • “A Response to D. Jeffrey Bingham,” in Evangelicals and the Early Church: Recovery, Reform, Renewal, ed. G. Kalantzis and A. Tooley. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011.
  • “Eusebius on Constantine: Truth and Hagiography at the Milvian Bridge,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55/4 (2012): 773–92.
  • “Epilogue,” in Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy, ed. Edward L. Smither. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014.
  • “Apostolic Tradition and the Rule of Faith in Light of the Bauer Thesis,” in Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christian Contexts: Reconsidering the Bauer Thesis, ed. Paul A. Hartog. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015, 141-165.
  • “The Doctrine of the Future in Origen and Athanasius,” in Eschatology: Biblical, Historical, and Practical Approaches Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2016.


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