John H. Gerstner, PhD, DD (1914-1996) Legacy Professor

Education:

  • Postgraduate work at Temple University, Oxford University, and at universities in Barcelona, Spain and Zurich, Switzerland
  • Westminster College, LHD
  • Tarkio College, DD
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Westminster Theological Seminary, MDiv and ThM
  • Westminster College, BA

Teaching Career:

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Professor of Church History, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1950-1980)
  • Visiting and adjunct professor, Knox Theological Seminary (1990-1996)
  • Visiting and adjunct professor, Reformed Theological Seminary (1989-1996)
  • Regular lecturer at Geneva College (1975-1996)
  • Visiting and adjunct professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1966-1986)
  • One of the truly great scholars in Evangelical Christianity—completed extensive research throughout his career and particularly as an honored fellow for Yale University (1983-1984, 1985-1987)
  • Widely regarded as the foremost authority on the life and theology of Jonathan Edwards

Other Career Highlights:

  • Ordained pastor in the United Presbyterian Church
  • Professor-at-large for Ligonier Ministries (1980-1996)
  • Theologian-in-Residence at Eastminster United Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kansas (1980-1985)
  • Assistant Pastor for Trinity Presbyterian Church in America in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Requested speaker at both conferences and seminars across the United States
  • Pastored various churches in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania (1940-1949)
  • Mentored Art Lindsley and Don Kistler

Publications:

  • Hundreds of journal articles for periodicals such as Church History and Christianity Today
  • Contributor to several dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Numerous books, including Theology in DialoguePrimitive Theology, Theology for Everyman, and, his m

Courses Taught

The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
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