J. Scott Horrell

Scott Horrell, Th.D, until recently was Senior Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and continues as adjunct professor at DTS (including the DMin Brazil program), the Seminário Teológico Centroamericano (DET/PhD SETECA) in Guatemala, the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (Amman), and the Centro de Desenvolvimento de Liderança in Maputo, Mozambique. Most 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 coordinator of graduate studies at the Baptist Theological Seminary in São Paulo, and co-founder/editor of Vox Scripturae, at that time the largest Protestant journal in Latin America. He has written and contributed to various books and written multiple articles in Portuguese and English, notably From the Ground Up: Biblical Foundations for the 21st Century Church (Kregel 2004), Exploring Christian Theology, Vol 1, eds. N. Holsteen and M. Svigel (Bethany, 2014), and A Trindade, a Igreja, e a Realidade Social (2021). His current writing centers on the doctrine of the Trinity, the supernatural world, and human personhood.  


His wife Ruth, children, and eight grandchildren currently reside in Dallas and Houston. 

J. Scott Horrell’s Books

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

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

Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

Stanley J. Grenz
Augsberg Fortress - eBooks Account

Faculty Forum: Contemporary Theological Trends

DTS faculty members examine contemporary theological trends. This discussion is based on the Center for Christian…
September 29, 2006

The Trinity Guide to the Trinity

William J. La Due
T&T Clark

The Next Christendom: The Coming Global Christianity

Philip Jenkins
Oxford University Press, USA

Whose Religion Is Christianity? The Gospel beyond the West

Lamin Sanneh
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity

Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Milic Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan, Lukas Vischer, editors
Brill Academic Pub

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