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James M. Grier, ThD (1932-2013) Legacy Professor


  • Grace Theological Seminary, ThD
  • Westminster Theological Seminary, ThM
  • Grace Theological Seminary, MDiv
  • Baptist Bible College, BTh

Teaching Career:

  • Executive Vice President and Academic Dean, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Theology, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1982-2012)
  • Professor of Philosophy, Cedarville College, now Cedarville University (1969-1982)
  • Adjunct Professor, Evangelical Baptist Seminary of Quebec (1984-2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, Grace Theological Seminary (1978-2012)
  • Acting Academic Dean, Grand Rapids Bible College, now Cornerstone University (1985-1986)
  • Visiting or adjunct professor at Asia Baptist Theological Seminary, Puritan Reformed Seminary, and London Reformed Baptist Seminary
  • Taught and preached extensively in Canada, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and Zambia
  • Reputation as one of the finest scholars on a Christian worldview in evangelicalism

Other Career Highlights:

  • Chairman of the Evangelical Seminary Dean’s Council (1993-1998)
  • Pastor on and off for more than 50 years
  • Advised numerous hospital boards on medical ethics
  • Various professional memberships, including The Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Philanthropic work at Home of Hope and Blodgett Hospital
  • Conference speaker on philosophical theology and worldview at churches across the globe


  • Contributor to books, including The Relation of the Law to Christ, Demonstrating Truth in Our Lives, Doing Theology in the Context of Church Ministry, and Calvinistic Philosophy

Courses Taught

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