Michael Svigel

Michael J. Svigel

Besides teaching both historical and systematic theology at DTS, Dr. Svigel is actively engaged in teaching and writing for a broader evangelical audience. His passion for a Christ-centered theology and life is coupled with a penchant for humor, music, and writing. Dr. Svigel comes to DTS after working for several years in the legal field as well as serving as a writer with the ministry of Insight for Living. His books and articles range from text critical studies to juvenile fantasy. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Sophie, Lucas, and Nathan.

Michael J. Svigel’s Journal Articles

  • “Extreme Makeover: Heaven and Earth Edition — Will God Annihilate the World and Re-Create it Ex Nihilo.” Bibliotheca Sacra (171). 2014. 401-417.
  • “What Child is This?: Darby’s Early Exegetical Argument for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church.” Trinity Journal (35). 2014. 225-251.
  • “The Center of Ignatius of Antioch’s Catholic Christianity.” Studia Patristica (45). 2010. 367–371.
  • “Christ as Arche in Revelation 3:14—Source, Ruler, or Beginning?.” Bibliotheca Sacra (April-June 2004:161). 2004. 215-231.
  • “The Phantom Heresy: Did the Council of Ephesus (431) Condemn Chiliasm?.” Trinity Journal (24). 2003. 105-112.
  • “The Apocalypse of John and the Rapture of the Church: A Reevaluation.” Trinity Journal (22). 2001. 23-74.

Michael J. Svigel’s Contributions

A Professor's Journey from Scientology to Christ

Twenty-five years ago I converted to Christianity. Here is my story of how I “wandered into…
December 29, 2014
Dr. Svigel recording The Table podcast

Classic: Contrasting Distinctives of Protestantism and Catholicism

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and…
October 28, 2014
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

Classic: History and Organization of the Roman Catholic Church

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and…
October 21, 2014

A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers

Daniel B. Wallace, editor
Kregel Academic

Don't Let Your Past Hold You Back

Dr. Michael J. Svigel, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, reminds us that when Satan accuses us…
May 21, 2014
Dr. Svigel recording The Table podcast

Catholicism and Protestantism: Contrasting Distinctives of Protestantism and Catholicism

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and…
December 17, 2013
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

Catholicism and Protestantism: The History and Organization of the Roman Catholic Church

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and…
December 10, 2013
Cover of book authored by Dr. Svigel, Retro Christianity

RetroChristianity

But what does true Christian community look like?
July 15, 2013

Early Church: Christianity or Christianities?

Dr. Darrell Bock leads a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Michael Svigel concerning opposing views on…
February 28, 2013

The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations

Michael W. Holmes, editor
Baker Academic

Handle Scripture Well!

Michael Svigel, assistant professor of Theological Studies, discusses the importance of handling Scripture well. He reads…
April 29, 2009
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