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Craig Blaising

Dr. Craig Blaising holds the rank of Senior Professor of Theology, a retired position, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to retirement, he held the Jesse Hendley Chair of Biblical Theology and the position of Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Southwestern, where he also served for several years as Executive Vice President and Provost. Previously, he held the Joseph Emerson Brown Chair of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and prior to that was Professor of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Dr. Blaising has published articles in several academic journals and in edited books. He is best known as contributor and co-editor of Dispensationalism, Israel, and the Church: The Search for Definition (Zondervan, 1992), and as co-author of Progressive Dispensationalism (Baker, 1993). In addition, he is also known for articles on premillennialism and pretribulationism in Zondervan’s Counterpoints Series [Three Views of the Millennium and Beyond (Zondervan, 1999); Three Views of the Rapture and the Tribulation (Zondervan, 2010)], in addition to several other articles on dispensationalism, hermeneutics, and eschatology. He was also co-editor of Psalms 1-50 in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (IVP, 2008). Currently, he is working on publication projects in biblical theology, patristics, and systematic theology.

Dr. Blaising is a member and past president (2005) of the Evangelical Theological Society and holds memberships in the International Association for Patristic Studies, the North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Blaising is married to Diane, and they have two grown children. They are members of First Baptist Dallas where he teaches the New Life Bible Class, which meets on the church campus and on Zoom.