Dr. Greg A. SalazarContact • Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Greg Salazar (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology for the PhD program 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). His doctoral research focused on the doctrinal, ecclesiological, and pietistic links between puritanism and the post-Reformation English Church in the lead-up to the Westminster Assembly, as seen through the lens of the English clergyman and Westminster Assembly divine, Daniel Featley (1582-1645).
Dr. Salazar’s ongoing research interests include:
- the history and theology of “Old Princeton” (1812-1929)
- post-Reformation history and theology
- the development of Reformed dogmatics
- Reformed pietism and “experimental” religion
- the historical foundations for the doctrine of inerrancy
- the doctrinal development of archetypal and ectypal theology
- the influence of the Continental Reformed scholastic divines on English Puritanism
Dr. Salazar and his wife Christie have three children. 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 and teaching. He is currently licensed to preach in and pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
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.
“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.”
- 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
Dr. Salazar is licensed to preach in and pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He preaches regularly for churches in the presbytery and greater Grand Rapids area.
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
- 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)
Select list of books authored or edited by Dr. Salazar:
- 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]
- 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 Six: Doctrinal 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
“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.
- “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.
- ‘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.
- 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 by Dr. Salazar are available on the SermonAudio site.
Other Online Resources
- CH904 – English Paleography in the 16th – 18th Centuries
- ST859 – The Westminster Assembly
- CH999 – Directed Study
- CH968 – Puritan Approaches to Scriptural Interpretation
- CH965 – The Life and Theology of William Perkins and William Ames
- CH963 – English Puritan Theology
- CH961 – The English Reformation
- CH920 – Documents, Doctrines, and Eras: The Post-Reformation in England (1603 – c.1700)
- CH800/900 – Research Methodology
- ST859 – The Westminster Assembly