Welcome to the website of Dr. J. Todd Billings

Dr. J. Todd Billings is the Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. An ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, he received his M.Div. from Fuller Seminary and his Th.D. from Harvard. His first book, Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union With Christ (Oxford, 2007) won a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise, awarded internationally for the best first books of scholars in theology and religious studies. He is also author of The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Eerdmans, 2010), and Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church (Baker Academic, 2011), winner of an “Award of Merit in Theology and Ethics” in the Christianity Today Book Awards, 2012. In addition, he is co-editor of Calvin’s Theology and Its Reception: Disputes, Developments, and New Possibilities (Westminster John Knox, 2012). Dr. Billings has published articles in a variety of journals, including Modern Theology, Harvard Theological Review, Missiology, and International Journal of Systematic Theology, as well as periodicals such as Christianity Today, The Christian Century, and Sojourners. He has lectured at seminaries and universities around the world, and has been awarded grants from the Association of Theological Schools and the Wabash Center for his research.

This website includes links to his online publications, as well as his c.v., bio, course descriptions and contact information. Most of the articles in popular periodicals are available online; some of the scholarly articles are available online as well, dependent upon copyright regulations.

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Union With Christ

"A breathtaking book"
-Andrew Purves, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


"Simply marvelous . . . A major book"
-Matthew Levering, University of Dayton

Co-Edited Book

WJK Book

An "outstanding collection of essays"
-Scott M. Manetsch, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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