Gregory K. Beale is the Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has been on the faculty since 2010. Previously he has served as professor of New Testament at Grove City College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College Graduate School. You can view a list of his publications provided by WTS, as well as a video interview about his decision to join WTS. You can also check out the Theopedia entry for him.
Beale’s work in the area of biblical theology has been and continues to be extremely important, especially in relation to the New Testament use of the Old Testament. I was first introduced to Beale through his book Right Doctrine from the Wrong Text? Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New. Eventually I listened to hisÂ New Testament Theology lectures from Gordon-Conwell’s SemLink program [this class forms the basis for his recent book New Testament Biblical Theology]. It was an eye-opening experience in terms of the eschatology of the New Testament. The best introductory article for Beale’s theological structure is “The Eschatological Conception of New Testament Theology,” in Eschatology in Bible & Theology: Evangelical Essays at the Dawn of a New Millennium [an abbreviated and revised version has been re-published in Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect, edited by Scott J. Hafemann].
Audio Lectures and Sermons:
- Revelation 3:14â€“22, “Are You a Faithful Witness or Lukewarm?“
- Isaiah 6:1-13, “The Irony of Idoltry“
- Revelation 1:4. “Trusting in the All Sufficient God“
- Sermons on Revelation [at Lanesville Congregational Church]
- Christ Reformed Church Authors Forum: The Temple and the Church’s Mission [Beale’s summary of his book]
- Monergism list of audio [contains some of these listed here]
- Sizemore Lectures at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Audio Lectures and Sermons at Desert Springs ChurchÂ
- Clarus 2011 â€“ Scripture: God Speaks
- Clarus 2007 â€“ From Symbolism to Significance: The Book of Revelation
Audio Lectures at Third Millennium [I think this is the same as the seminar at Desert Springs Church listed above, but some audio is different.]
Audio Lecture at Westminster Theology Seminary [This lecture is on Inerrancy and the Apocalypse. Dr. Beale argues exegetically from the book of Revelation that inerrancy is central to the Apostle Johnâ€™s own understanding of revelation.]
Reformed Forum Interview:
The Path – Frontpage Interviews:
- ‘Evangelical Free Church of America’ Midwinter Ministerial, Indianapolis: “Eschatalogy”
- The Temple and the Church’s Mission Interview
- G. K. Beale, “Peace and Mercy Upon the Israel of God: The Old Testament Background of Galatians 6,16b“
- G. K. Beale, “An Exegetical and Theological Consideration of the Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart in Exodus 4-14 and Romans 9“
An exchange between Greg Beale and Peter Enns [Justin Taylor outlined this exchange on his blog, and I have reproduced it here and updated it.]
- G. K. Beale, “Myth,Â History, and Inspiration: A Review Article of Inspiration and Incarnation by Peter Enns“Â JETS 49 (2006): 287-312
- Peter Enns, â€œResponse to G. K. Bealeâ€™s Review Article on Inspiration and Incarnation,” JETS 49 (2006): 313-326.
- G. K. Beale, “A Surrejoinder to Peter Ennsâ€™s Response to G. K. Bealeâ€™s JETS Review Article of His Book, Inspiration and Incarnation,” SBTJ 11.1 (Spring 2007): 16-37.
- G. K. Beale, â€œDid Jesus and the Apostles Preach the Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? Revisiting the Debate Seventeen Years Later in the Light of Peter Ennsâ€™s Book, Inspiration and Incarnation,â€ Themelios 32 (2006): 18-43.
- Peter Enns, “Response to Greg Beale,” Themelios 32/2
- G. K. Beale, “A Surrejoinder to Peter Enns,” Themelios 32/3
Beale has now published his book length response to this situation: The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority
“Introduction” to the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by Carson and Beale
Books and Other Resources:
- New Testament Biblical Theology
- Revelation (NIGTC)
- Temple and the Church’s Mission
- 1-2 Thessalonians
- We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
- The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism
- Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
- Right Doctrine from the Wrong Text? Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New