J. V. Fesko

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Academic Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology
J. V. Fesko

Dr. Fesko is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He served in church planting and pastoral ministry for more than ten years. His research interests include the integration of biblical and systematic theology, soteriology, and early modern Reformed theology.

Dr. Fesko’s most recent publications include, The Theology of the Westminster Standards, Songs of a Suffering King, and Beyond Calvin: Union with Christ and Justification in Early Modern Reformed Theology. His scholarly essays have appeared in various books and journals including Reformed Theological Review, Journal of Reformed Theology, Church History and Religious Culture, Calvin Theological Journal, Trinity JournalJournal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Westminster Theological Journal.

Dr. Fesko and his wife, Anneke, have three children and reside in Escondido.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“A passion to proclaim Christ and him crucified in word and deed and to serve the church to the glory of Christ.”

An interview with J. V. Fesko
Beyond Calvin: Union with Christ and Justification in Early Modern Reformed Theology (1517-1700)
Galatians: Lectio Continua Commentary on the New Testament
Infralapsarianism in Calvin, Dort, and Westminster
Jesus and the Old Testament Tabernacle
Justification: Understanding the Classical Reformed Doctrine
Last Things First: Unlocking Genesis 1-3 with the Christ of Eschatology
Songs of a Suffering King
The Fruit of the Spirit is...
The Law Is Not of Faith: Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic Covenant (co-editor)
The Rule of Love: Broken, Fulfilled, and Applied
The Theology of the Westminster Standards
What is Justification by Faith Alone?
Where Wisdom is Found: Christ in Ecclesiastes
Word, Water, and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism

He has written essays and articles in various publications, including:
American Theological Inquiry
Calvin Theological Journal
Confessional Presbyterian
Evangelical Quarterly
Faith and Mission
Journal of Reformed Theology
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Justification: A Report from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (contributor)
Mid-America Journal of Theology
Ordained Servant
Pro Rege
Puritan Reformed Journal
Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology
The Reformed Theological Review
Trinity Journal
Westminster Theological Journal
HT516 Theology of the Sacraments
HT610 Union with Christ
HT615B Reformed Confessions & Catechisms
ST532 Justification
ST610 Union with Christ
ST615B Reformed Confessions & Catechisms
ST640 Theology of Baptism
Course descriptions are available in the WSC Catalogue.