J. Richard Middleton

J. Richard Middleton (PhD Free University of Amsterdam) is Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY). He is adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (Kingston, Jamaica) and is past president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (2011-2014). He holds a B.Th. from Jamaica Theological Seminary and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Guelph (Canada). Middleton is the author of A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Baker Academic, 2014) and The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (Brazos, 2005). He coauthored (with Brian Walsh) The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View (IVP, 1984) and Truth is Stranger than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age (IVP, 1995), and has co-edited (with Garnett Roper) A Kairos Moment for Caribbean Theology: Ecumenical Voices in Dialogue (Pickwick, 2013). He has published articles on creation theology in the Old Testament, the problem of suffering, and the dynamics of human and divine power in biblical narratives. His books have been published in Korean, French, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • Humans as Imago Dei and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens

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    Humans as Imago Dei and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens | J. Richard Middleton

    Christians who take Scripture seriously should at least be open to considering the idea of common descent. Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Why Are There Multiple Accounts of Jesus’s Resurrection in the Bible?

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    Why Are There Multiple Accounts of Jesus’s Resurrection in the Bible? | J. Richard Middleton

    Since no two people ever see things in exactly the same way, the complexity and variation of the Gospels, including the Resurrection accounts, ring true to life. Read More >

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  • What is the Relationship Between the Creation Accounts in Genesis 1 and 2?

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    What is the Relationship Between the Creation Accounts in Genesis 1 and 2? | J. Richard Middleton

    The divergences between the creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2 suggest that these texts are not teaching science; for then we would need to ask which account is scien... Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • The Ancient Universe and the Cosmic Temple

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    The Ancient Universe and the Cosmic Temple | J. Richard Middleton

    If we persist in reading Genesis 1 as a quasi-scientific account, we will miss the main point—that this world is God’s intended dwelling, which he has sanctified with his ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 2
  • Why Christians Don’t Need to Be Threatened by Evolution

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    Why Christians Don’t Need to Be Threatened by Evolution | J. Richard Middleton

    Christians who embrace a biblical understanding of creation may see the hand of God in the deep time of the cosmos and the complex processes of biological evolution.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2