Curriculum Vitae
Dennis W. Jowers, Ph.D.
e-mail:
dennisjowers@hotmail.com

Employment

Professor of Theology & Apologetics
(September 2004)
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
3504 North Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407

Youth Pastor
(August 2004)
Korean Peace Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Korean American Presbyterian Church (KAPC)
Rev. Daniel Pak, senior pastor
4040 NE 105th Street
Seattle, WA 98125
Videos of sermons

Education

University of Edinburgh
Ph.D. (Systematic Theology) 2004
Dissertation Title: "The Revelation of the Trinity: Karl Rahner's Position and an Evangelical Alternative."
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Purcell and Dr. John McDowell

University of Edinburgh
M.Th. (Systematic Theology) 2001
Thesis Title: "Karl Rahner's Theological Method as a Response to Gnoseological Concupiscence and Cryptogamic
Heresy."
Available from
ProQuest Digital Dissertations

University of Chicago
A.B. (Philosophy) 1999


Academic Publications

Books

The New Evangelical Subordinationism: Perspectives on the Equality of God the Father and God the Son, co-editor.
Eugene, Oreg.: Pickwick Publications, 2012.
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Reasons for Our Hope: An Introduction to Christian Apologetics, co-authored with H. Wayne House. Nashville, Tenn.:
B & H Academic, 2011.  
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Four Views on Divine Providence, editor with introduction and conclusion. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.  
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The Trinitarian Axiom of Karl Rahner: "The Economic Trinity is the Immanent Trinity and Vice Versa." Lewiston,
New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.   
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Articles

"The Conflict of Freedom and Concupiscence: A Difficulty for Karl Rahner's Theological Anthropology," Heythrop
Journal
53 (2012), 624-636.

"In what sense does Calvin affirm, '
Extra ecclesiam nulla salus'?" in Gerard Mannion and Eduardus Van der Borght
(ed.),
John Calvin's Ecclesiology: Ecumenical Perspectives, Ecclesiological Investigations 10 (London and New York:
T & T Clark, 2011), 50–68.

Review of Shannon Craigo-Snell,
Silence, Love, and Death: Saying "Yes" to God in the Theology of Karl Rahner.
Heythrop Journal 51 (2010), 1079–80.

"The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Biblical Canon,"
Trinity Journal, 30 (2009), 49-65.

"Scripture, Authority, and the Formation of Doctrine: Evangelical Reflections,"
Studia Oecumenica 8 (2008), 121-150.

"The Meaning of
Morphe in Philippians 2:6-7," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 49:4 (2006), 739-766.

"A Test of Karl Rahner's Axiom, 'The Economic Trinity is the Immanent Trinity and Vice Versa,'"
Thomist, 70:3
(2006), 421-55.

"An Exposition and Critique of Karl Rahner's Axiom: 'The Economic Trinity is the Immanent Trinity and Vice Versa',"
Mid-America Journal of Theology, 15 (2004), 165-200.  Full text available online:
www.midamerica.edu/resources/journal/15/jowers.pdf

"The Reproach of Modalism: A Difficulty for Karl Barth's Doctrine of the Trinity," Scottish Journal of Theology 56:2
(2003), 231-46.    

"The Theology of the Cross as Theology of the Trinity: A Critique of Jurgen Moltmann's Staurocentric Trinitarianism,"
Tyndale Bulletin 52:2 (2001), 245-266.  Full text available online: www.tyndalehouse.com/Bulletin.htm

"Divine Unity and the Economy of Salvation in the De Trinitate of Augustine," Reformed Theological Review 60:2
(2001), 68-84.

"Aquinas on the Trinity," A Virtual Seminar in Theology, January 2001,
www.jiscmail.ac.uk.

"Anselm's Proslogion: One, Simple Proof?"
Quodlibet Journal 1:4 (1999),
www.quodlibet.net/jowers-anselm.shtml.

"Metaphysics and the Question of Animal Intelligence in the Thought of Descartes,"
Proceedings of the Friesian
School: Fourth Series
, 1999, www.friesian.com/jowers.htm.

Encyclopedia Entries

"Conservative Lutheran Association" in G. T. Kurian (ed.), Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries, Grand
Rapids, Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).

"Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America" in G. T. Kurian (ed.),
Baker Handbook of Denominations and
Ministries
, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).

"The Eucharistic Theology of John Calvin" in Alfred J. Andrea et al, ed.,
ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia,
Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

"Afterlife. II. a. Patristic and Medieval Times and Reformation Era" in
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception:
Volume 1
(ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al; Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2008).

"Apologetics. III. Christianity. b. Latin Patristics and Early Medieval Times" in
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its
Reception: Volume 1
(ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al; Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2008).

"Communal Meals. V. Christianity. A. Greek and Latin Patristics, Orthodox Churches and Early Medieval Times," in
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Volume 3 (ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al; Berlin and New York: De
Gruyter, 2010).

"Elders. IV. Christianity. A. Greek and Latin Patristics, Orthodox Churches, and Early Medieval Times" in
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Volume 7 (ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al; Berlin and New York: De
Gruyter, forthcoming).

"Encyclopedic Works on the Bible. II. Christianity. A. Patristics through Early Medieval Christianity" in
Encyclopedia
of the Bible and Its Reception: Volume 7
(ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al; Berlin and New York: De Gruyter,
forthcoming).   

"Gregory of Tours" in
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Volume 9 (ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al; Berlin and
New York: De Gruyter, forthcoming).

"Hans Kung" in G. T. Kurian (ed.),
Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

"Karl Rahner" in G. T. Kurian (ed.),
Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

"Apologetics" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Atonement" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Christ, Natures and Attributes" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand
Rapids, Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).

"Conditional Immortality" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids,
Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).

"Deism" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Docetism" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Justification, Biblical Doctrine of" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand
Rapids, Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).

"Modalism" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Monarchianism" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.:
Baker (forthcoming).

"Neo-Orthodox Christianity" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids,
Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).

"Polytheism" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Socinianism" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).

"Trinitarian Controversies" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids,
Mich.: Baker (forthcoming).  

"Trinity" in H. Wayne House (ed.),
Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker
(forthcoming).  

Papers Presented

"If God Were Unfair, No One Could Know It: A Response to Anti-Theistic Arguments from Cosmic Injustice,"
Northwest Evangelical Theological Society Meeting, Church For All Nations, Tacoma, Washington, March 9, 2013.

"Must Belief in the Doctrine of the Trinity Constitute Shirk?" American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting:
Evangelical Studies Group, Chicago, Illinois, November 16-19, 2012.

"Circumcision in Romans 4 and Genesis 17: Conflict or Continuity?" Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 14-16, 2012.

"The Principle of Sufficient Reason: Its Meaning, Warrant, and Theological Implications," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL
annual meeting, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, May 11-13, 2012.

"A Decision Procedure for Evangelical Ethics," Northwestern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society,
Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon, March 10, 2012.

"A Theological Case Against the Principle of Alternate Possibilities," Evangelical Theological Society national
conference, San Francisco, California, November 16-18, 2011.

"A Theistic Argument Based on Fichte's Knowability Theorem," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL/ASOR, Gonzaga
University, Spokane, Washington, May 13-15, 2011.

"Thomas Aquinas’ Approach to Vindicating the Doctrine of the Trinity's Coherence," Northwestern Regional Meeting
of the Evangelical Theological Society, Multnomah University, Portland, Oregon, February 26, 2011.

"Hilary of Poitiers and the Struggle for Nicene Orthodoxy," Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta,
Georgia, November 17-19, 2010.

"Ecclesiastical Disunity and the Credibility of Evangelical Protestantism," Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue, University of
St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 14-17, 2010.

"Evil as Evidence for the Existence of God," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL annual meeting, University of Victoria,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 7-9, 2010.

"The Salvation of Infants and the Impossibility of Salvation Outside the Church: A Difficulty for Calvin’s Theology,"
Northwestern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma,
Washington, February 27, 2010.

"The Key of Knowledge (Luke 11:52) in Latin Patristic and Medieval Exegesis," Society of Biblical Literature Annual
Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24, 2009.

"A Biblical-Theological Case for the Divine Persons' Comprehensive Equality," Evangelical Theological Society Annual
Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 18–20, 2009.

"Cappadocian Influences on Karl Rahner's Theology of the Trinity," Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, November 18–20, 2009.

"Evangelical Theological Ethics: A Contemporary Approach," co-authored with Bonn Clayton and read by Mr. Clayton
at the Annual Meeting of the
World Evangelical Alliance's Theological Commission, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 22–25, 2009.

"Three Approaches to Vindicating the Doctrine of the Trinity's Coherence," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL Annual
Meeting, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, April 24–6, 2009.

"The Indivisibility of the Divine Acts
Ad Extra: The Meaning, Rationale, and Implications of an Ancient Theological
Principle," Northwestern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, George Fox University, Portland,
Oregon, March 7, 2009.

"Is Denying the Principle of the Indiscernibility of Identicals a Viable Strategy for Vindicating the Doctrine of the
Trinity's Coherence?", Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, November 19, 2008.

"The Limits Imposed on Freedom by Concupiscence: A Difficulty for Karl Rahner's Non-Interventionist Soteriology,"
Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, May 2-4, 2008.

"The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Biblical Canon," Northwestern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological
Society, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon, March 15, 2008.

"Does the Nature of Truth Entail the Existence of an Omniscient Being?  An Outline of a New Theistic Argument
Based on Fitch's Theorem," Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 14-16,
2007.

"Schleiermacher's Critique of Athanasian Trinitarianism: An Overview and Response," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL
Annual Meeting, May 4, 2007, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

"The Canonicity of Ecclesiastes: A Review of the Rabbinical Evidence," Northwestern Regional Meeting of the
Evangelical Theological Society, Corban College, Salem, Oregon, February 24, 2007.

"The Unction of Christ with the Holy Spirit as a Difficulty for Augustine's Pneumatology," Augustine and
Augustinianisms Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 16, 2006.

"Karl Rahner's Version of the Psychological Analogy of the Trinity," Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting,
Washington, DC, November 18, 2006.

"Scripture, Authority, and the Formation of Doctrine: Evangelical Reflections," Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue,
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 6-8, 2006.

"The Reduction of Efficient to Formal Causality," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, Gonzaga University,
Spokane, Washington, May 6, 2006.

"Immutable in Himself, Yet Mutable in Another?  A Paradoxical Aspect of Karl Rahner's Doctrine of God,"
Northwestern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma,
Washington, March 4, 2006.

"The Power of God and the Wisdom of God: The Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 1:24 in Augustine's
De Trinitate 6-7,"
Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, November 17, 2005.

"The Trinitarian Structure of Divine Self-Communication," Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, Seattle
University, Seattle, Washington, April 30, 2005.

"A Scriptural Test for Karl Rahner's Axiom, 'The Economic Trinity is the Immanent Trinity and Vice Versa,'"
Northwestern Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Multnomah Bible College & Seminary,
Portland, Oregon, March 5, 2005.

"An Attempt to Derive the Axiom, 'In God All Things Are One, Where No Opposition of Relation Intervenes,' from
Scriptural Premises Alone" (revised version), Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas,
November 18, 2004.

"Can One Maintain the Priority of Uncreated to Created Grace without Compromising Divine Transcendence?  
Remarks on an Argument of Karl Rahner," Scottish Universities Postgraduate Studies Day, University of Glasgow,
June 2, 2004.

"Is an Absolutely Transcendent Deity Necessarily Unknowable?  The Answer of Karl Rahner," Scottish Postgraduate
Philosophy Association Conference on Transcendence and Tradition, University of Dundee, May 29, 2004.

"Jesus and the Authority of the New Testament in the Gospel of John," Society for the Study of Theology Annual
Conference, University of Exeter, March 30, 2004.

"Does Karl Rahner Derive His Axiom, 'The Economic Trinity is the Immanent Trinity and Vice Versa,' from Premises
Inconsistent with Classical, Christian Orthodoxy?" Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia,
November 19, 2003

"An Attempt to Derive the Axiom, 'In God All Things Are One, Where No Opposition of Relation Intervenes,' from
Scriptural Premises Alone," Postgraduate Student Conference, University of Aberdeen, June 6, 2003.

"The Identity of Assumption and Creation in Christ: A Problematic Aspect of Karl Rahner's Christology," Society for
the Study of Theology Annual Conference, University of Newcastle, April 8, 2003.

"The Meaning and Motivation of Karl Rahner's Axiom: 'The Immanent Trinity is the Economic Trinity and Vice
Versa'," Postgraduate Student Conference, University of Edinburgh, June 7, 2002.

Honors

William Honyman Gillespie Scholarship (University of Edinburgh, 2002-2004)

National Merit Scholarship (University of Chicago, 1993-1996)

College Honors Scholarship (University of Chicago, 1993-1996)

Telluride Associate (Williams College, Summer Program 1992)

Symposiums

Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue (speaker), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 14-17, 2010; October
6-8, 2006 (see "Papers Presented" for details)

Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue (invited participant), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 1-3, 2004;
September 30-October 2, 2005; October 6-8, 2006; October 12-14, 2007; October 17-19, 2008; October 2-4, 2009;
October 14-17, 2010; October 6-9, 2011; October 11-14, 2012; October 10-13, 2013.

Peer Review
International Journal of Systematic Theology (2013)
Polish Journal of Philosophy (2010)
Edwin Mellen Press (2007)

Media Appearances
Radio interview on Four Views on Divine Providence. Host: Ken Boling, “Knowing the Truth,” ChristianTalk660,
Greenville, South Carolina, April 26, 2011.
Webcast

Teaching Abilities

Systematic Theology, Historical Theology/Church History, Greek, Philosophy/Apologetics, Latin    

Languages

Latin, Greek (Attic & Koine), Biblical Hebrew, French (reading), German (reading),
Spanish (reading)   

Professional Organizations

Evangelical Theological Society     Society of Biblical Literature      American Academy of Religion
Evangelical Philosophical Society     Society of Christian Philosophers
Christian Theological Research Fellowship

Offices Held

Evangelical Theological Society
Membership Committee, 2011–2013 (member)
Models of God Consultation, 2008-13 (chairman)
Resolutions Committee, 2006-2011 (chairman), 2005 (member)

Northwest Regional Evangelical Theological Society
President (2013)
Vice President (2012)

Paradosis Center for Theology and Scripture
Associate (2013 - )

Pacific Northwest American Academy of Religion
Audit Committee, 2011–12 (member)
Restructuring Committee, 2011–12 (member)
Nominating Committee, 2006-12 (member), 2010-12 (chairman)
Resolutions Committee, 2010 (chairman)
Theology & Philosophy of Religion Group, 2006-9 (co-chair)

Denominational Affiliation

Korean American Presbyterian Church (KAPC)
(I am the youth pastor at Korean Peace Presbyterian Church, a Seattle KAPC church.)

Online Resources

My collection of online theology resources

My wife's resume