Gregory
Parker Jr.
Assistant Professor, School of Divinity

Teaching at Cairn since 2022

Gregory Parker Jr.

Education

  • PhD in Systematic Theology, University of Edinburgh
  • ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Historical Theology)
  • MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • BS in Bible, Cairn University

Biography

Gregory Parker Jr. joined the School of Divinity faculty in 2022. He teaches courses in systematic theology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Triune God, Narrative of Redemption, and Life and Calling.

After graduating from Cairn University in 2013, Greg pursued graduate school in theology, receiving an MDiv and a ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.

He completed his PhD in systematic theology at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of James Eglinton. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between the dogmatics and ethics of the 19th century Dutch Reformed theologian, Herman Bavinck. He also played lacrosse for the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to teaching, Greg loves Philadelphia sports, hanging with friends and family, and advocating for Tame Impala.

He is delighted to be teaching at Cairn because, in his words, “Students here are guided toward a different path than that of the world, but it is the glorious and narrow path that all Christians are called to walk—one in which we ‘cleave to God’ (Ps. 73:28) and make much of his love.”

Additional Information

Academic Specialties:

  • Systematic theology
  • thought and life of Herman Bavinck and Augustine
  • modern theology
  • bioethics

Papers & Publications:

  • Herman Bavinck, Guidebook for Instruction in the Christian Religion. Translator & Editor with Cameron Clausing. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2022.
  • Herman Bavinck, What is Christianity? Translator & Editor. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2022.
  • “Herman Bavinck’s ‘The Leading Ideas of Calvin’s Institutes’” The Confessional Presbyterian 17 (2022): 53-62.
  • Remaining Human: The philosophy of Charles Taylor aimed at the ethics of generating trans-and-posthuman persons” in The Ethics of Generating Posthumans: Philosophical and Theological Reflections on Bringing New Persons into Existence. eds. Calum Mackellar and Trevor Stammers (London, UK: Bloomsbury, 2022).
  • “Encyclopedia Bavinck: The Case of the History of the Theological Encyclopedia of Herman Bavinck” Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies 6, no. 2 (2021): 293-310.
  • “Herman Bavinck’s ‘Head and Heart’” Modern Reformation 30, no. 5 (Nov/Dec. 2021): 10-13.
  • Herman Bavinck, The Sacrifice of Praise. Translator & Editor with Cameron Clausing. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publisher, 2019.

Associations

  • Advisory Board – Chinese Critical Edition of Reformed Dogmatics (2021 –
  • Society for the Study of Theology (2019 –
  • Scottish Council on Human Bioethics (2018 –
  • Bavinck Society (2016 –
  • Evangelical Theological Society (2016 –