John D. Hannah

Dr. Hannah has enjoyed a distinguished career for more than forty years at DTS. He is a frequent and popular church and conference speaker both at home and abroad. His teaching interests include the general history of the Christian church, with particular interest in the works of Jonathan Edwards and John Owen. He recently published a history of DTS and is currently writing a general history of the Christian church. He remains active in church ministries and serves on the boards of several organizations.

John D. Hannah’s Journal Articles

  • “The “Thomas” in the W. H. Griffith Thomas Lectureship.” Bibliotheca Sacra (163). 2006. 3-17.
  • Review of “Wesley and Men Who Followed.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:642). 2004. 252-252.
  • Review of “Katharina Von Bora: a Reformation Life.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 122-122.
  • Review of “Standing in Grace.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:641). 2004. 123-123.
  • “The Homiletical Skill of Jonathan Edwards.” Bibliotheca Sacra (159:633). 2002. 96-107.
  • “The Place of Theology in the Postmodern World: Is the Study of Theology and History an Antiquated Discipline?.” Reformation & Revival (11:1). 2002. 11-31.
  • “Jonathan Edwards and the Art of Effective Communication.” Reformation & Revival (11:4). 2002. 109-131.
  • “The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin.” Bibliotheca Sacra (157:626). 2000. 251-252.
  • “The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: a Reader.” Bibliotheca Sacra (157:625). 2000. 117-118.
  • Review of “Power Preaching for Church Growth: the Role of Preaching in Growing Churches.” Bibliotheca Sacra (157:625). 2000. 119-119.
  • Review of “What Angels Wish They Knew: the Basics of True Christianity.” Bibliotheca Sacra (156). 1999. 367-367.
  • Review of “A Passion for Learning: the History of Christian Thought on Education.” Church History (66:4). 1997. 910-910.
  • “Church History: an Essential Guide.” Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 502-503.
  • “The Toronto Blessing: What Would the Holy Spirit Say?.” Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 372-373.
  • “The Church of Rome at the Bar of History.” Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 247-248.
  • “Puritan Profiles: 54 Puritan Personalities Drawn Together by the Westminster Assembly.” Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 249-250.
  • “Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: an Investigative Report.” Reformation & Revival (6). 1997. 155-160.
  • “John Calvin and John Owen on Mortification: a Comparative Study in Reformed Spirituality.” Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 123-124.
  • “Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: an Investigative Report.” Bibliotheca Sacra (153). 1996. 371-373.
  • “Jonathan Edwards, the Toronto Blessing, and the Spiritual Gifts : Are the Extraordinary Ones Actually the Ordinary Ones?.” Trinity Journal (17:2). 1996. 167-189.
  • Review of “Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or a Battlefield?.” Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 492-492.
  • “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.” Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 234-235.
  • Review of “Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America.” Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 381-381.
  • Review of “Billy Sunday and the Redemption of Urban America.” Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 249-249.
  • “Report to the Stockholders : Combat Developments.” Army Chaplaincy 1993. 15-17.
  • Review of “A Cloud of Witnesses.” Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 126-126.
  • “A Review of The Incredible Scofield and His Book.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 351-364.
  • “The Incredible Scofield and His Book.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 351-364.
  • Review of “The Gospel and the American Dream.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 380-380.
  • “The Gospel in History: Portrait of a Teaching Church/The Origins of Christian Education.” Church History (59). 1990. 287-288.
  • “Reformed Theology in America, V 1: the Princeton Theology.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-253.
  • “Reformed Theology in America. 2, Dutch Reformed Theology.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-253.
  • “Reformed Theology in America. 3, Southern Reformed Theology.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-253.
  • Review of “The Gospel in History: Portrait of a Teaching Church/The Origins of Christian Education.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 252-252.
  • “The Evangelical Movement: Growth, Impact, Controversy, Dialog.” Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 253-254.
  • Review of “The Healing Epidemic.” Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 462-462.
  • Review of “Intellectuals.” Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 471-471.
  • Review of “A Call for Continuity: The Theological Contributions of James Orr.” Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 472-472.
  • Review of “The Republic of Reason: The Personal Philosophies of the Founding Fathers.” Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 113-113.
  • “The Early Years of Lewis Sperry Chafer.” Bibliotheca Sacra (144). 1987. 3-23.
  • “The Generation That Knew Not Josef: A Critique of Marxism and the Religious Left.” Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 184-185.
  • Review of “The Seeds of Secularization: Calvinism, Culture and Pluralism in America, 1870-1915.” Bibliotheca Sacra (143). 1986. 88-88.
  • “The Vanishing Evangelist : A Search for a Few Uniquely Gifted Men.” Fundamentalist Journal (3:5). 1984. 31-33.
  • “The Meaning of Saving Faith : Luther’s Interpretation of Romans 3:28.” Bibliotheca Sacra (140). 1983. 322-334.
  • “Bibliotheca Sacra and Darwinism : An Analysis of the Nineteenth-century Conflict between Science and Theology.” Grace Theological Journal (4:1). 1983. 37-58.
  • “Kenneth Scott Latourette, a Trail Blazer : A Critical Evaluation of Latourette’s Theory of Religious History.” Grace Theological Journal (2:1). 1981. 1-22.
  • “Anselm on the Doctrine of Atonement.” Bibliotheca Sacra (135). 1978. 333-344.
  • “Doctrine of Original Sin in Postrevolutionary America.” Bibliotheca Sacra (134). 1977. 238-256.
  • “Layman’s Prayer Revival of 1858.” Bibliotheca Sacra (134). 1977. 59-73.
  • “History of Bibliotheca Sacra.” Bibliotheca Sacra (133). 1976. 229-242.
  • “Memoir of Miss Charlotte Singleton.” Methodist Review (8:1). 1825. 12-17.
  • “Extract of a Letter from the Rev John Hannah.” Methodist Review (8:1). 1825. 39-40.

John D. Hannah’s Contributions

Dr. John Hannah standing at podium speaking at DTS Chapel

Walking When Things Aren't Working

Dr. John Hannah, Professor of Historical Theology at DTS, encourages students in the Christian life, knowing…
November 11, 2017
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Hannah recording The Table podcast

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Michael Svigel, and John Hannah discuss the historical context…
October 31, 2017

6 Lessons from the Legacy of Martin Luther

Would Martin Luther—given his personality and prejudices—be acceptable on any modern university faculty? Reformation scholar Heiko…
October 30, 2017
Dr. John Hannah standing at podium speaking at DTS Chapel

The Atoning Sufficiency of Christ

Dr. John Hannah, Research Professor of Theological Studies and Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology at DTS,…
October 19, 2017
Dr. John Hannah standing at podium speaking at DTS Chapel

Our Past and Our Tomorrows

Dr. John Hannah, Research Professor at DTS, recounts a brief history of DTS and what makes…
August 31, 2017

Is the Question What or Who?

Dr. John Hannah, Research Professor of Theological Studies & Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology, reminds us…
August 27, 2015

Triumph amidst Bloodshed: Civil War Soldiers’ Spiritual Victories

Craig L. Claybrook and John W. Reed, editors
Primedia eLaunch

Commencement Chapel 2014

Dr. John D. Hannah, Department Chair and Research Professor of Theological Studies and Distinguished Professor of…
May 13, 2014

Dangerous Calling

Paul David Tripp
Crossway

Our Past, Shaped by a Passion, Based on an Insight, and Propelled by Sacrifice

Dr. John Hannah, Department Chair and Research Professor of Theological Studies, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology,…
August 29, 2013

Character of Jesus

Dr. John Hannah, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology; Research Professor of Theological Studies, DTS, reminds us…
November 27, 2012

The Necessity of Love: The Gem Behind the Walk

Dr. John D. Hannah, Research Professor of Theological Studies and Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology, DTS,…
January 26, 2011

Faith on Trial: Studies in Psalm 73

Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Christian Heritage

John A. Broadus: A Legacy

David S. Dockery, Roger D. Duke, editors
B&H Academic

The Preaching of Jonathan Edwards

John Carrick
Banner of Truth

The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards

Steven J. Lawson
Reformation Trust Publishing

The Bookends of the Christian Life

Jerry Bridges, Bob Bevington
Crossway
Dr. John Hannah standing at podium speaking at DTS Chapel

To God Be the Glory: How Can That Be?

Dr. John Hannah, research professor of Theological Studies, distinguished professor of Historical Theology, discusses what it…
September 16, 2008

The Gospel Clarified: A Joyful Celebration—Something to Remember and Something to Perpetuate

Reformation Day Chapel: Dr. John Hannah, Research Professor of Theological Studies and Distinguished Professor of Historical…
October 31, 2006
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