Dr. Orrey McFarland - Knox Theological Seminary
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Dr. Orrey McFarland

VISITING PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT AND HISTORICAL THEOLOGY

VISITING PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT AND HISTORICAL THEOLOGY


Oklahoma Baptist University, BA; Durham University, MA (Biblical Studies), PhD (Theology and Religion).

Dr. McFarland’s desire is to help students grow in their understanding of the Gospel of God’s grace as it is revealed in Scripture. The Gospel gives the comfort that we are not saved by our own effort or worth but are justified by faith; and, as the Reformer Martin Luther put it, “faith is God’s work in us, that changes us and gives new birth from God.” Dr. McFarland believes that studying Scripture strengthens the faith that honors God and frees one to love his or her neighbor in proclamation and service.

The primary focus of Dr. McFarland’s research and writing is on the Apostle Paul, but he is also interested more broadly in the history of scriptural interpretation, early Christian theology in relation to the writings of Second Temple Judaism, and historical theology.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. McFarland completed his PhD at Durham University in the north of England. He is a candidate for ordination in the North American Lutheran Church, and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. McFarland lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Kristi, and enjoys reading, playing and watching basketball, good movies and TV, and trying to make himself run in the mornings.

 

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