Dr. Frank James III
- Professor of Historical Theology
First Year at Gordon-Conwell:
- B.A. (Texas Tech)
- M.A., Ph.D. (Westminster Theological Seminary)
- D.Phil.(Oxford University)
Grief/Bereavement, Suffering, The Reformation, Evangelicalism
Frank A. James III is Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. Most recently he served as the third President of Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando (2004-2009). He has two doctorates, a D.Phil. in History from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary/Pennsylvania.
He has taught at Villanova University, Westmont College and was Visiting Professor at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University. Currently he serves as General Editor of the Peter Martyr Library, as well as the Editorial Board for the Reformation Commentary on Scriptures and was Contributing Editor at Christian History Magazine. He co-founded the Polis Project, a non-profit organization committed to urban renewal in Orlando, Florida. He also received a gubernatorial appointment to the Commission on Independent Education, for the state of Florida (2006-07).
He has written or edited 8 books and published over 50 articles in popular and academic journals. He has given lectures at distinguished universities and research institutes around the globe including: Oxford University, University of Zurich, University of Padua, Italy. He was awarded a Lilly Research Grant in 1999 and the Randall Academic Award in 2008. In 2006, he gave the Reformation Heritage Lectures at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.
If you ask Frank who is his favorite theologian, he will say his wife Carolyn Custis James. She is a popular speaker and author of books for Christian women, founder of Synergy conferences and is president of WhitbyForum. Their daughter Allison is a budding artist who is discovering how hard it is to make ends meet.