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Franke, John

John Franke

Affiliate Professor of Theology

DPhil (University of Oxford)
MA (Biblical Theological Seminary)
BA (Nyack College)


John R. Franke is theologian in residence at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and affiliate professor of theology at Christian Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. The author of over a hundred articles, reviews, and book chapters as well as numerous books, he has spoken on the relationships between the gospel, church, and culture throughout the U.S. and around the world. His work has been translated into seven languages and he is the editor of three academic book series.


Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context, with Stanley J. Grenz (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001); Editor, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005); Barth for Armchair Theologians (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006); Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009); Missional Theology: An Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020); Liberating Scripture: Invitation to Missional Hermeneutics, with Michael Barram (Eugene: Cascade, 2024).