J. Scott Horrell

Dr. Scott Horrell is professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and adjunct professor at the Seminário Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA) in Guatemala, the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan, and the Center for Theological Development in Maputo, Mozambique. He is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and Dallas Seminary, and for several months was a visiting scholar at Tyndale House, Cambridge (UK). About half of his ministry years have been outside the US and centered on theological education and pastoral training especially in basic doctrines of the faith. While teaching at several schools in Brazil, he was chair of theology and coordinator of graduate studies at the Baptist Theological Seminary in São Paulo, and co-founder/editor of Vox Scripturae, which became at that time the largest Protestant journal in Latin America. Coming to Dallas Seminary in 1997, his focus has been Trinitarianism, Angelology, Humanity, Sin, Soteriology, World Religions, and Global Christian Theology. He has written or contributed to various books and written multiple articles in Portuguese and English. His wife Ruth, their two daughters (Rachel and Krystal) and son-in-laws (both DTS grads), and eight grandchildren currently reside in Dallas and Houston.

J. Scott Horrell’s Publication Articles

  • Extended Review: Trinitarian Theology: Theological Methods and Doctrinal Application. Ed. Keith S. Whitfield. Nashville: B&H, 2019, 197pp. and Trinity Without Hierarchy: Reclaiming Nicene Orthodoxy in Evangelical Theology, ed. Michael F. Bird and Scott Harrower. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2019, 344pp. in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 62.4 (Dec 2019): 855-861.
  • “Translating ‘Son of God’ for Muslim Contexts, Part 2: Historical and Theological Concerns,” Bibliotheca Sacra 172 (Oct-Dec 2015): 162–77.
  • “Translating ‘Son of God’ for Muslim Contexts, Part 1: Tensions and the Witness of Scripture,” Bibliotheca Sacra 172 (July-Sept 2015): 268-85.
  • “In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Toward a Transcultural Trinitarian Worldview,” Evangelical Review of Theology 38:2 (Apr 2014) 126-37.
  • “In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Toward a Trinitarian Worldview,” Bibliotheca Sacra 166 (Apr-June 2009): 131-46.
  • “Doing Theology: An International Task.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 41:4 (Oct 2005) 474-78.
  • “Toward a Biblical Model of the Social Trinity: Avoiding Equivocation of Nature and Order.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47:3 (Sept 2004) 399-42.

J. Scott Horrell’s Contributions

Jesus Son of God: Iconoclast of the World Religions

Dr. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, speaks about how the Incarnate…
June 12, 2013
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Challenges of Bible Translation in Muslim Cultures

In this episode, Dr. Mark Bailey, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell, and Dr. Imad Shehadeh…
April 16, 2013
Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

General Issues in Bible Translation

In this episode, Dr. Mark Bailey, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell, and Dr. Imad Shehadeh…
April 9, 2013
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

What the New Pope Means for the Future of the Church

Evangelical and Lutheran scholars address the character and theology of the first pope from South America,…
April 2, 2013

Do We Worship the Same God? Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue

Miroslav Volf, editor
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Jesus in the World Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam

Dr. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies, DTS, answers how Jesus is understood in the major…
September 21, 2012

Seven Common Graces: Simple Satisfactions that Make Life Beautiful

Dr. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies, DTS, shares how the common graces of life, while…
June 13, 2012

Love, Marriage, and Imitating God

Dr. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies, DTS, explains how the greatest love, Godly love, is…
February 14, 2012

John Calvin: Reformer for the 21st Century

William Stacy Johnson
Westminster John Knox Press

Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church

William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, editors
IVP Academic

Death by Love: Letters from the Cross

Mark Driscoll, Gerry Breshears
Crossway

Growing While In Seminary

Dr. Horrell, professor of Theological Studies, provides four basic truths to help us grow in our…
July 23, 2008

Biblical Faith and Other Religions: An Evangelical Assessment

David W. Baker
Kregel Academic & Professional
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