Jonathan MasterDean, School of Divinity

Dean, School of Divinity;
Professor of Theology

  • PhD, University of Aberdeen
  • ThM, Capital Bible Seminary
  • MDiv, Capital Bible Seminary
  • BS in Bible, Cairn University

Jonathan Master is dean of the School of Divinity and professor of theology at Cairn University. In addition, he is editorial director of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals; founding editor of the Alliance magazine, Place for Truth; and co-host of Alliance’s Theology on the Go podcast. He is also associate editor for the Banner of Truth magazine. In addition to numerous articles and professional presentations, he is author of the books Growth in Grace (Banner of Truth) and A Question of Consensus (Fortress Press), editor of The God We Worship (P&R), and co-editor with David Hall of On Reforming Worship (Covenant). Prior to teaching, he served in pastoral ministry for ten years.

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Academic Specialties and Interests:

  • Theology of the English Puritans
  • Biblical Doctrine

Professional Background:

  • Seminary professor: 2006–2011
  • Pastoral ministry: 2002–2011

Awards and Honors:

  • Pastor-Theologian, Center for Theological Inquiry
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Cairn University

Selected Publications:

  • Growth in Grace (Banner of Truth, 2019)
  • On Reforming Worship, ed. with David Hall (Covenant Publications, 2018)
  • The God We Worship, ed. (P & R Publishing, 2016)
  • A Question of Consensus: The Doctrine of Assurance After the Westminster Confession (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015).
  • “Who is the ‘Woman’ in 1 Timothy 2?” [co-authored with John R. Master] The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 10 (2008-2009): 3-21.
  • “Exodus 32 as an Argument for Traditional Theism.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45, no. 4 (December 2002): 585-98.
  • Review of Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age by Gregory Wolfe. Englewood Review of Books 4, no. 16 (July 2011).

Teaching at Cairn since 2011

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