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Dr. Sean McDonough

  • Professor of New Testament

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Harvard College)
  • M.Div., M.Th. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (University of St. Andrews)


  • YHWH at Patmos: Revelation 1:4 in its Hellenistic and Early Jewish Setting (Mohr Siebeck, 1999)
  • Cosmology and New Testament Theology (Co-Editor: Jonathan Pennington, Continuum, 2008)
  • Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Creation and New Creation. Christian Doctrine in Historical Perspective Series. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, forthcoming 2015.


Life of Jesus, Apocalyptic Literature, Book of Revelation, Creation, New Testament Studies, Fantasy Literature, Heaven, Ethics and Values


Dr. McDonough came to Gordon-Conwell in 2000 from Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji, where he had served as the Chair of the Biblical Studies Department and as a lecturer in New Testament.

Dr. McDonough remains active in ministry. He is a Sunday School teacher and occasional preacher at First Congregational Church in Hamilton. He is also a speaker for Medair, a Christian relief organization based in Switzerland.

His research interests include creation/cosmology in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, Hellenistic Judaism, Greek philosophy and religion and the Book of Revelation.

Dr. McDonough’s personal interests include supporting Boston's sports teams, spending time with his family, traveling and hiking.