Andrew D. Urshan: A Theological Biography

I’m happy to report that my new book, Andrew D. Urshan: A Theological Biography, which was about eight or nine years in the research and writing, is now available at The book is 326 pages long, with two indexes and a bibliography of almost thirty pages.

This project is a revision of my Ph.D. dissertation (Regent University School of Divinity, 2011). I was grateful that my dissertation committee, which consisted of Dale Coulter, Vinson Synan and David Reed, granted “pass with distinction” to the dissertation defense.

Here is a copy of the table of contents:

Foreword / ix

Acknowledgments / xi

Chapter 1: Introduction / 1

Part 1: Life and History of Andrew D. Urshan

Chapter 2: Early Years in Persia / 7

Chapter 3: Early Years in the United States / 19

Chapter 4: Return to Persia / 57

Chapter 5: Return to the United States / 85

Part 2: Theology, Christology, and Soteriology of Andrew D. Urshan

Chapter 6: Theological Influences / 139

Chapter 7: The Mystery of the Godhead / 161

Chapter 8: Doctrine of Salvation / 217

Chapter 9: Responses to Theological Criticism / 229

Chapter 10: Conclusion / 237

Appendix / 245

Bibliography / 271

General Index / 301

Scripture Index / 311

The book is part of The Asbury Theological Seminary Series in World Christian Revitalization Movements. It is published by Emeth Press.

The back cover features endorsements by Vinson Synan, David K. Bernard, and Amos Yong. There are two forewords, one written by D. William Faupel and the other by David A. Reed.


Sabbatical Begins Today

My sabbatical begins today and will conclude on June 30, 2018. It is not a twelve month vacation, nor is it retirement!

It is time set aside for research and writing. During this period, my relationship with Urshan Graduate School of Theology is professor of biblical studies on sabbatical.

My foremost project is to complete the second volume of my commentary on Psalms. The first volume, titled The Messiah in the Psalms, covers Psalms 1-72 in 382 pages. It was published by WAP Academic, a division of Word Aflame Press, in 2007. The second volume will cover Psalms 73-150, again exploring their messianic content. I have already written my comments on Psalms 73, 74, 75, 78, 110, and 132, so I have only seventy-two more psalms to tackle!

I have completed two additional books that should be published by the time of the 2017 general conference of the United Pentecostal Church International. The first is a book titled Looking Forward: A Clear View of Biblical Prophecy, to be published by Word Aflame Press.

The second is titled Andrew D. Urshan: A Theological Biography. I finished proofreading the galleys for this book two days ago. It is a revision of my doctoral dissertation with the Regent University School of Divinity (2011), and it will be published by Emeth Press as a volume in the Asbury Theological Seminary Series in World Christian Revitalization Movements.

In addition to these projects, I have committed to write two articles for inclusion in the Early High Christology volumes edited by Dr. Jeffrey Brickle. One will address the Messiah in the Book of the Twelve (i.e., the minor prophets). The other will explore the Christology of the book of James.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to spend this season focusing on the research necessary to complete these tasks. I would appreciate any prayers to give me the physical strength, leading of the Holy Spirit, and clarity of thought I will need.