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Bryan Litfin

Bryan Litfin

Professor of Theology
  • Department:
  • Location:
  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
  • Position:
  • Start Date:
    August 2002
  • Educational Background:

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

  • Publications:


    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.

    Chapters and Articles:

    "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, edited by Thomas H. L. Cornman. Chicago: Moody, 2007.

    "Origen." In Shapers of Orthodox Theology: Thinking Theologically with the Ancient and Medieval Theologians, edited by Brad Green. Nottingham: 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, Evangelical Theological Society Monograph Series, edited by Paul A. Hartog. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2010.

    "A Response to D. Jeffrey Bingham." In Evangelicals and the Early Church: Recovery, Reform, Renewal, ed.ited by G. Kalantzis and A. Tooley. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011.

    "Eusebius on Constantine: Truth and Hagiography at the Milvian Bridge." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55, no. 4 (2012): 773–92.

    "Epilogue." In Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy, edited by Edward L. Smither. Eugene: 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, edited by Paul A. Hartog. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

    "The Doctrine of the Future in Origen and Athanasius." In Eschatology: Biblical, Historical, and Practical Approaches. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2016.