Dr. Timothy George
Dean and Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School
Timothy George has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, George has been instrumental in shaping its character and mission. In addition to his administrative dean responsibilities, he teaches church history and doctrine. He serves as a senior editor for Christianity Today, and on the editorial advisory boards of First Things, Harvard Theological Review, and Books & Culture. He is chairman of the board of BreakPoint, a member of the board of Prison Fellowship Ministries, and a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College.
He is active in Evangelical-Roman Catholic Church dialogue and chairs the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. A prolific author, he has written more than twenty books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. He is the general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, a twenty-eight volume series of sixteenth-century exegetical comment. His most recent books are The Mark of Jesus: Loving in a Way the World Can See (with John Woodbridge), Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? and Amazing Grace: God’s Pursuit, Our Response. His Theology of the Reformers is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries and has been translated into multiple languages, most recently in Chinese.
He holds an A.B. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Th.D. from Harvard University.
An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, he has served churches in Georgia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Alabama. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.