Oliver Crisp

Professor of Systematic Theology

BD, University of Aberdeen
MTh, University of Aberdeen
PhD, King’s College, University of London
DLitt, University of Aberdeen

Courses Taught

HT501: The Church’s Understanding of God and Christ in its Theological Reflection

ST501: Systematic Theology 1: Theology and Anthropology

ST502: Systematic Theology 2: Christology and Soteriology

ST503: Systematic Theology 3: Ecclesiology and Eschatology

TH569: Doctrine of Atonement

TH573: The Theology of Anselm of Canterbury

TH861/ST564: Topics in Contemporary Christology

TH867/569: Contemporary Perspectives on the Atonement

Campus Affiliations


$102k award Templeton Foundation (via BioLogos) for “Original Sin Redux” a research project for 2013-14.

Areas of Expertise

Systematic theology, analytic theology, philosophical theology, historical theology, hamartiology, Christology, soteriology, the theology of Jonathan Edwards, the theology of William Shedd, Reformed theology

Current Research

The Atonement

“What is meant by the term evangelical appears to be shifting as are many other things in the Christian culture. Where will this movement lead, and what role does Fuller have in the shaping of it at this important juncture in our history and in the life of evangelicalism more broadly? What does it mean to be evangelical today, and what does it mean for Fuller to be evangelical?”


Dr. Crisp, from his guest edited issue of FULLER magazine on the topic of evangelicalism. Read more.


Oliver D. Crisp, professor of systematic theology, joined Fuller’s faculty in 2011. He is also a professorial fellow at the Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is currently heading up a major $2 million, three-year research project entitled “Prayer, Love, and Human Nature: Analytic Theology for Theological Formation,” funded through the generosity of the John Templeton Foundation.

Dr. Crisp has published many articles in professional journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal of Theological Studies, Religious Studies, Scottish Journal of Theology, and International Journal for Systematic Theology, among others. He has edited or coedited numerous books, including Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology (2014), Jonathan Edwards Among the Theologians (2015), and The Word Enfleshed: Exploring the Person and Work of Christ (2016).

Along with Fred Sanders of Biola University, Crisp has initiated the Los Angeles Theology Conferences, which are held at Biola and Fuller in alternate years. The proceedings are published annually by Zondervan Academic. Crisp is also an editor of the Journal of Analytic Theology, and coeditor with Professor Michael Rea of the Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology, published by Oxford University Press.

Download Dr. Crisp’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications, here.

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