J. Richard Middleton

J. Richard Middleton

Northeastern Seminary (at Roberts Wesleyan College)

J. Richard Middleton (Ph.D. Free University of Amsterdam) is Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. He is adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in 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 in 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 co-authored (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.

 Topics include:

  • Cosmic creation in the Bible and science
  • Humanity as image of God and the evolution of Homo sapiens
  • The biblical basis for scientific endeavor and for taking evolution seriously
  • The problem of evil/violence in the Bible and in human history
  • God’s love for this world shown in creation and redemption
  • The Ancient Universe and the Cosmic Temple

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

    Genesis isn’t trying to give us a world picture, but a worldview. There’s a big difference. 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

    If we trust in the God of creation, revealed supremely in Jesus Christ, we can learn to live with the unanswered questions.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2