Frank A. James III, DPhil, PhD
  • B.A., Political Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • M.A., in Religion, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
  • D.Phil., Oxford University, Faculty of Modern History (St. Peter's College), Oxford, England
  • Ph.D., Historical and Theological Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

Church History, Historical Theology


Dr. James has two doctorates, a D.Phil. in History from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. James has taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florda (where he also served as president) and at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA (where he also served as provost). Additionally, he has served on the teaching faculties of Villanova University and Westmont College, and was Visiting Professor at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University.

Dr. James has two academic specialties, the Reformation and Contemporary American Evangelicalism. He has written or edited 9 books and published over 60 articles in popular and academic journals. His latest book is Church History: Reformation to the Present, (Zondervan, 2013). He has given lectures at distinguished universities and research institutes around the globe including: Oxford University, University of Zurich, and the University of Padua, Italy.

Frank is married to the noted author Carolyn Custis James and they have one grown daughter.

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Co-author, Church History: Reformation to the Present, vol. 2 (Grand Rapids: Zondervan (division of HarperCollins), textbook completed and scheduled for publication in 2013. Companion volume to Church History: From Christ to Pre- Reformation, vol. 1 by Everett Ferguson.

Author, Peter Martyr Vermigli and Predestination: The Augustinian Inheritance of an Italian Reformer, Oxford Theological Monographs (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).

“Missional is Mission Critical: An Afterward,” Reformed is Missional: Following Jesus into the World, edited by Sam T. Logan (Philadelphia: New Growth Press, 2013), pp.

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