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Burton, Bryan

Bryan Burton

Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology

BA, Bethel University
MA, Bethel Theological Seminary
PhD, Queen’s University Belfast, UK


Bryan Burton has been married to Caroline Burton for over 35 years and they have two children, Mark and Claire, and one grandchild, Rylee. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served churches in Belfast, Northern Ireland; New Providence, New Jersey; Seattle, Washington; and Lakeland, Florida. He has been teaching for Fuller Theological Seminary for nearly 20 years. His specialization is in the theologies of Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C. S. Lewis, and their contemporaries.


“Presbyterianism.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought, edited by Alister McGrath. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1993.

“The Holy Spirit in the Theology of Karl Barth.” Scottish Journal of Theology 46, no. 3 (August 1993): 389–390.

“The Promise of the Theology of Donald Bloesch.” Touchstone Journal (Fall 1994).

“Faithful Witness to the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ.” Theology Matters 1, no. 6 (November/December 1995): 1–9.

“Worship: Truth or Experience?” Decision (August 1997).

“Another Theology of Hope: The Theology of Donald Bloesch.” Christian Century and Christianity Today (Touchstone Journal).

“Universalism.” The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth, edited by Richard Burnette. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

“The Trinitarian Journey.” Resonance: A Theological Journal 4, no. 3 (Fall 2018).