Oliver D. Crisp

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Oliver D. Crisp

Oliver D. Crisp (born 1972) is a British theologian who currently works as a professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Crisp was, until 2011, a reader in divinity at Bristol University in the United Kingdom, he specializes in analytic theology, philosophical theology, and historical theology. His historical work focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American Reformed theologians, including Jonathan Edwards and William Shedd, his constructive work has, to date, primarily been in the areas of Christology and hamartiology. Along with Michael Rea, Crisp has been involved in a rising trend among growing number of theologians known as analytic theology, as part of this ongoing initiative Crisp and Rea founded the Journal of Analytic Theology (JAT) in 2013.[1][2] Simultaneously, Crisp has worked with Fred Sanders to start the L.A. Theology Conference (LATC) in 2013, the conference is in its sixth year as of 2018. He also has an appointment as a professorial fellow at the Logos Centre for Analytic and Exegetical Theology at the University of St Andrews.

Oliver Crisp earned his Bachelor's degree and Masters of Theology from the University of Aberdeen, he received his Ph.D from the University of London in 2003, his thesis focused on the philosophical theology of Jonathan Edwards, and was supervised by Paul Helm.[3] In 2017, Crisp was awarded the DLitt degree from the University of Aberdeen.

He is the author or editor of seven books and has written numerous articles in theology,[4] the covers of Crisp's singly authored works often feature his own artwork. (See for example the cover of Deviant Calvinism) .

Crisp is an Evangelical and Reformed Calvinist Christian and attends a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) church.



  • Saving Calvinism: Expanding the Reformed Tradition by Oliver D. Crips; Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2016. ISBN 978-0830851751
  • The Word Enfleshed: Exploring the Person and Work of Christ by Oliver D. Crisp; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. ISBN 978-0801098093
  • Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology by Oliver D. Crisp; Fortress Press, 1 September 2014 ISBN 1451486138
  • Retrieving Doctrine: Essays in Reformed Theology by Oliver D. Crips; Downers Grove, Ill; IVP Academic, 2011. ISBN 978-0830839285
  • Revisioning Christology: Theology in the Reformed Tradition by Oliver Crisp; Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4094-3005-6
  • Retrieving Doctrine: Essays in Reformed Theology by Oliver Crisp; Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8308-3928-5
  • God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology by Oliver Crisp; New York: T & T Clark, 2009. ISBN 978-0-567-03348-2
  • A Reader in Contemporary Philosophical Theology edited by Oliver Crisp; New York: T & T Clark, 2009. ISBN 978-0-567-03146-4
  • Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology, edited by Oliver Crisp and Michael Rea; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-960042-7
  • Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered by Oliver Crisp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-521-69535-0
  • An American Augustinian: Sin and Salvation in the Dogmatic Theology of William G. T. Shedd by Oliver Crisp; Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84227-526-9
  • Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin by Oliver Crisp; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub, 2005. ISBN 978-0-7546-3896-4


  1. ^ JAT is an open access journal. The articles are free to access and read online.
  2. ^ http://journalofanalytictheology.com/
  3. ^ "The metaphysics of sin in the philosophical theology of Jonathan Edwards". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "WorldCat". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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