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Dr. Michael Allen Appointed to Dr. D. James Kennedy Chair

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Communications: Ivey Rose Smith

Questions: Dr. Warren A. Gage || Dean of Faculty

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 Dr. Michael Allen Appointed to Dr. D. James Kennedy Chair 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – June 7, 2012 – The Board of Directors and President of Knox Theological Seminary are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Allen has been promoted to the position of associate professor and appointed as the Dr. D. James Kennedy Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. This first endowed chair at Knox was established by Mr. Richard DeVos. The appointment is effective immediately.

Dr. Allen received his PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies, with a concentration in Systematic Theology, from Wheaton College where he also received his BA and MA degrees.

Dr. Warren A. Gage, Dean of Faculty, observed that, “Dr. Michael Allen has proven to be one of our most popular teachers and has already created a publication list that would be remarkable for a scholar twice his age. His work ethic, his pastoral heart, and his winsomely gospel-centered manner display the kind of scholarship Knox will be known for in the future.” Dr. Allen is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

The promotion will also allow Dr. Allen more time for research and writing while continuing to teach the core systematic theology courses.

Speaking of the significant contributions that Dr. Allen has made to both Knox and the wider academic field, Dr. Luder Whitlock, Chairman of the Board and Interim President, remarked, “Dr. Michael Allen is a warm and disarmingly engaging young Knox professor, a rising star in the world of theological education, having published several significant volumes. In a short time, he has established himself as a significant scholar in the field of theological studies.”

During his time at Knox, Dr. Allen has published The Christ’s Faith: A Dogmatic Account (T & T Clark, 2009), Reformed Theology: Doing Theology (T & T Clark, 2010), Theological Commentary: Evangelical Essays (T & T Clark 2011), and Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: An Introduction and Reader (T&T Clark, 2012). He is currently in the process of writing other books on justification, sanctification, and two commentaries for two different series in theological exegesis (Job and Hebrews). Additionally, Dr. Allen has published articles in various academic journals such as the Journal of Theological Interpretation, Scottish Journal of Theology, Horizons in Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Journal, European Journal of Theology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He also regularly writes for Modern Reformation.

Dr. Allen’s wider responsibilities and involvement in the academic field include a position on the editorial team at the International Journal of Systematic Theology, the leading journal in his field, and as a co-editor for the prestigious T & T Clark International Theological Commentary on the Bible, a companion series to the acclaimed International Critical Commentary. He is also a co-editor of a new 15-volume series, New Studies in Dogmatics.

Founded in 1989, Knox Theological Seminary exists to equip servant leaders for effective Reformed ministry that is Christ centered, gospel driven, and mission focused. Uniquely positioned in sunny south Florida, a truly urban and international environment, Knox seeks to prepare leaders of the 21st century, emphasizing the application of Scripture to all aspects of our culture and providing them with excellent academic instruction combined with guidance in each student’s personal spiritual growth and hands–on ministry experience.

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Dr. Michael Allen

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Ivey Rose Smith

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Ivey Rose Smith is the former Director of Communications at Knox Theological Seminary.