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Dr. Greg A. Salazar

Curriculum Vitae

Greg Salazar (PhD, Cambridge University) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Greg’s passion for the Lord and theological studies began at The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). In 2009, Greg began his MDiv studies at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando).

He is author of Calvinist Conformity in Post-Reformation England (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2022 in the Oxford Studies in Historical Theology series, edited by Richard Muller). He is currently writing a comprehensive history of puritanism entitled A Puritan History: The Past for the Present, to be published as a companion volume complementing Joel Beeke’s comprehensive theology of puritanism (A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life).

He is also the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Puritanism (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2022), volume six of The Works of William Perkins (RHB, 2018), and William Perkins: Architect of Puritanism (RHB 2020); and a contributor to Crossway’s forthcoming Historical Study Bible (Crossway, 2022).

He has written various ecclesiastical articles (including for Tabletalk magazine), published various academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, and written book reviews for the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, the Westminster Theological JournalThemelios, and the Puritan Reformed Journal.

He currently serves as Managing Editor for the Studies in Puritanism and Piety Journal, Associate Editor for the Puritan Reformed Journal, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Reformation Studies section for the Evangelical Theological Society. He is regularly called upon to speak at various academic and ecclesiastical conferences and has been invited to give papers at Vanderbilt University, Cambridge University, Westminster Theological Seminary, the Institute of Historical Research (London), the Ecclesiastical Historical Society, the North American Conference on British Studies, and the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society.

His ongoing research interests include:

  • English and American Puritanism
  • The Westminster Assembly, Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms
  • Influence of Puritanism on Jonathan Edwards
  • Reformed pietism and “experimental” religion
  • History and theology of “Old Princeton” (1812-1929)
  • Post-Reformation theology, especially J. Edwards, F. Turretin, J. Owen, W. Perkins
  • Reformed dogmatics, especially J. Calvin, H. Bavinck, G. Vos, & L. Berkhof
  • Reformed ecclesiology and sacraments
  • Doctrinal development of archetypal and ectypal theology
  • Doctrine of inerrancy
  • Doctrine of divine simplicity
  • Sexual addiction
  • Mental illness
  • Reformed Preaching

Dr. Salazar is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He and his wife Christie have three children and they are grateful to be members of Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Hudsonville, MI. Over the years, Greg has sought to be active in the life of the local church through preaching, teaching, shepherding as an elder, and leading a men’s discipleship ministry. Finally, Greg serves as the Founder and President of The James Fellowship, a non-profit (501c3) ministry that serves the Church by establishing intensive discipleship groups in local churches for men recovering from sexual addiction.

Greg has a particular passion that students would love Reformed experiential theology—believing that the truths contained in Scripture should, by the power of the Spirit, penetrate our hearts, progressively enable our minds, hearts, and character to be transformed as we submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ.

Greg writes and posts video and other content at his website GodwardGod.com — “Joining God in enjoying making much of Him.” You can also follow him on Twitter.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 2:20

Education

  • The University of Cambridge (Selwyn College), PhD in History, 2018
  • Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando), Master of Divinity, 2012
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, 2007

Church Ministry

Dr. Salazar is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He serves the church through teaching, shepherding as an elder, leading a men’s discipleship ministry, and preaching regularly for his local church, churches in the presbytery, and the greater Grand Rapids area. Greg also serves as the Founder and President of The James Fellowship, a non-profit (501c3) ministry that serves the Church by establishing intensive discipleship groups in local churches for men recovering from sexual addiction.


Teaching and Professional History

  • Visiting Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary (Houston, TX), Winter 2021
  • Assistant Professor, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, 2017–present
  • Lecturer, History Department, Cambridge University, 2015-2016

Courses

  • The Westminster Assembly (CH/ST859)
  • Research Methodology (CH900)
  • English Paleography in the 16th-18th Centuries (CH904)
  • The Post-Reformation in England (1603 – c.1700) (CH920)
  • The Reformation in England (CH 961)
  • English Puritan History and Theology (CH963)
  • The Life and Thought of William Perkins (CH 965)
  • Puritan Piety and Practical Divinity
  • Issues in Counseling
  • Directed Study (CH999)

Publications

Select list of books authored or edited by Dr. Salazar:

Monographs

  • Calvinist Conformity in Post-Reformation England: The Theology and Career of Daniel Featley. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021). [Under contract]

Edited Volumes:

  • Co-editor, with Francis Bremer and Ann Hughes, The Oxford Handbook of Puritanism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022) [Under contract]
  • Contributor to Stephen Nichols, ed., Church History Study Bible (Crossway, 2022), Study notes, Nahum–Malachi. [Under contract]
  • Editor, The Works of Samuel Rutherford: Sermons (1627–1661) (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, forthcoming). 62 previously published sermons, 98 unpublished manuscript sermons.
  • Co-Editor with Joel R. Beeke, The Works of William Perkins—Volume SixDoctrinal Works on Predestination (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2018).
  • Co-Editor with Joel R. Beeke,William Perkins, The Architect of Elizabethan Puritanism(Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019).

Peer Reviewed Academic Articles

  • “The Practice of Piety” in Francis Bremer, Ann Hughes, and Greg Salazar, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Puritanism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022) [Under contract]
  • “Daniel Featley’s Oxford Career and Studies” in Mordechai Feingold, ed., History of the Universities (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • ‘“Remedies for Afflicted Saints’: Puritan Pastoral Approaches as ‘Holistic Biblical Counselling’” (anticipated 2021).
  • “The Synod of Dort in Theological Perspective,” in Joel R. Beeke and Martin I. Klauber, eds., The Synod of Dort: Historical, Theological, and Experiential Perspectives (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020), pp.75–88.
  • ‘Self-Authenticating Books: The Four-Gospel Canon in the Early Church,’ Puritan Reformed Journal 12 (2020).
  • ‘Polemicist as Pastor: Daniel Featley’s Anti-Catholic Polemic and Countering Lay Doubt in England During the Early 1620s,’ in Francis Andrews, Charlotte Methuen, and Andrew Spicer, eds., Doubting Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 315-30.

Ecclesiastical Articles

  • “The Context of the Westminster Assembly”, in Tabletalk (January 2021, forthcoming). Three articles for Tabletalk online (forthcoming).
  • ‘Growing in Christ-likeness,’ in Joel R. Beeke, ed., Growing in Grace. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020.
  • ‘The Beauty and Glory of the Puritan Millennium,’ in Joel R. Beeke, ed., The Beauty and Glory of the Last Things. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019.
  • ‘The Primacy of Scripture, Preaching, and Piety,’ in Joel R. Beeke and Greg A. Salazar, eds., William Perkins, The Architect of Elizabethan Puritanism. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019.
  • ‘Why You Should Read an Academic Journal,’ in Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, November/December 2019.
  • ‘The Deuterocanonical Books’, in Tabletalk, January 2018.

Book Reviews

  • ‘The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643-1653,’ (Edited by Chad B. Van Dixhoorn, 5 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Reviewed in the Puritan Reformed Journal 12 (2020), pp. 230–36.
  • Johannes Polyander, Andreas Rivetus, Antonius Walaeus, and Anthonius Thysius, Synopsis Purioris Theologiae / Synopsis of a Purer Theology (Edited by Dolf te Velde;
    Translated by Riemer A. Faber; Latin Text Edited by Rein Ferwerda. Leiden: Brill, 2014). Reviewed in Themelios 42 (2017), pp.184-6.
  • W.B. Patterson, William Perkins and the Making of Protestant England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). Reviewed in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 67 (2016), pp. 197-8.
  • ‘Joshua Rodda, Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626,’ (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014). Reviewed in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History 67 (2016), pp. 656-7.
  • ‘Franciscus Junius, A Treatise on True Theology with the Life of Franciscus Junius,’ (Translated by David C. Noe. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Reviewed in the Westminster Theological Journal 78 (2016), pp. 181-4.
  • ‘Adonis Vidu, Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Cultural and Historical Contexts,’ (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014). Reviewed in Westminster Theological Journal (2016), pp. 201-3.

Memberships

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Ecclesiastical Historical Society
  • North American Conference on British Studies
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Church of England Record Society

Sermons

Sermons by Dr. Salazar are available on the Sermons page on his website, GodwardGod.com.


Other Online Resources


Published Volumes