On March 9-10, 2024, Dr. G.K. Beale will be speaking at Church Creek PCA's Charleston Theology Conference. The theme of the conference is "Symbols of the Apocalypse: Intepreting the Book of Revelation."
The Rev. Dr. Gregory K. Beale (PhD, Cambridge) is a professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He has been married to Dorinda for 44 years. He has three children (Stephen, Nancy, and Hannah).
Dr. Beale holds a BA from Southern Methodist University, a MA from Southern Methodist University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC).
The Rev. Dr. Beale has served as New Testament Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2021–Present, the J. Gresham Machen chair of New Testament and research professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2010–2021, the Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of New Testament, 1999–2010; Coordinator for the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis program, Fall 2001, Wheaton College Graduate School, Assistant Professor of New Testament, 1984–1986; Associate Professor 1987–1992; Professor 1992–2000; Director of the Th.M. in Biblical Theology Program 1992–2000, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Guest Assistant Professor (Dept. of Philosophy and Religion), 1980–1982; and Assistant Professor, 1983–1984, Grove City College
Dr. Beale’s academic interests include the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, the book of Revelation, the biblical-theological theme of temple as the dwelling place of God, and the topic of inerrancy, among others. For those who are new to Dr. Beale’s writing and teaching on these interests, he recommends several resources as places to start.
On the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, he would suggest starting with reading A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. On Revelation, he would recommend his commentary Book of Revelation (New International Greek Text Commentary) or the abridged Revelation: A Shorter Commentary. On the biblical-theological use of temple, consider The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God. On inerrancy, he would suggest starting with The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Text?, or his article “Can the Bible be Completely Inspired by God and Yet Still Contain Errors?”