Alexander Stewart

Adjunct Professor

B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div. Columbia International University; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

 

Dr. Alexander Stewart grew up in Connecticut, where as a youth, he served as a summer missionary with Teen Mission International in Brazil, Israel, Pakistan, Thailand, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Switzerland. Through these early experiences he gained a vision and passion for God’s global kingdom; a kingdom not limited or hindered by political, economic, or cultural barriers.

During his undergraduate studies at Columbia International University God confirmed his call to overseas mission work with a particular focus on theological education.

Today, Dr. Stewart serves as a missionary professor, academic dean and associate professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands.

God has blessed him with a wonderful wife, Jenny, who is also a CIU alumna, and six children: Elijah, Benjamin, Paul, Micah, Charis, and Sarah Kate.

 

Monographs

  • Soteriology as Motivation in the Apocalypse of John (Gorgias Biblical Studies 61; Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2015).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

  • “Argumentum ad Baculum in the Apocalypse of John: Toward an Evaluation of John’s Use of Threats,” in New Perspectives on the Book of Revelation, ed. Adela Yarbro Collins, BETL (Leuven, Peeters, 2017), 463–473. 
  • “Ekphrasis, Fear, and Motivation in the Apocalypse of John,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 27 (2017): 77–91.
  • “The Infancy Narratives and the Synoptic Problem: Reassessing the Evidence and Arguments,” in Getting into the Text: New Testament Essays in Honor of David Alan Black, ed. Daniel L. Akin and Thomas W. Hudgins (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2017), 192–211.
  • “The Temporary Messianic Kingdom in Second Temple Judaism and the Delay of the Parousia: Psalm 110:1 and the Development of Early Christian Inaugurated Eschatology,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59 (2016): 255–270.
  • “Authority and Motivation in the Apocalypse of John,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 23 (2013): 547–563.
  • “Narrative World, Rhetorical Logic, and the Voice of the Author in 4 Ezra,” Journal of Biblical Literature 132 (2013): 373–391.
  • “When are Christians Saved and Why Does it Matter? An Investigation into the Rhetorical Force of First Peter’s Inaugurated Soteriology,” Trinity Journal 32 (2011): 221–235.
  • “James, Soteriology, and Synergism,” Tyndale Bulletin 61 (2010): 293–310.
  • “Cosmology, Eschatology, and Soteriology in Hebrews: A Synthetic Analysis,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 20 (2010): 545–560.

General Public Books and Articles

  • With Andreas Köstenberger and Apollo Makara, Jesus and the Future: Understanding What He Taught about the End Times (Weaver Book Company, 2017).
  • With Andreas Köstenberger, The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2015).
  • With Andreas Köstenberger and Justin Taylor, The Final Days of Jesus (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2014).
  • “Herod the Hero?” Christianity Today, December, 2015.
  • With Andreas Köstenberger, “Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon,” Christianity Today, December, 2015.

Conference Presentations

  • “Healthy Fear? Evaluating Fear Appeals in the Apocalypse of John from within Its Historical-Rhetorical Context,” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2017).
  • “Scary as Hell: Evaluating Fear Appeals in the Apocalypse of John with the Extended Parallel Process Model,” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2017).
  • “Israel and the Nations in the Book of Revelation: Hermeneutical Considerations,” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2017).
  • “The Ethics of Fear Appeals in the Apocalypse of John,” Evangelical Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2017).
  • “The Structure of the Olivet Discourse in Mark: Evaluating a Popular Proposal,” Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense LXVI, KU Leuven (July, 2017).
  • “Evaluating John’s Rhetorical Use of Divine Threat in the Apocalypse of John,” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2016).
  • “Do John’s Threats Provide a Legitimate Model for Christian Proclamation?: Evaluating the Use of Divine Threats in the Apocalypse of John and Modern Preaching.” Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting (Nov. 2016).

Book Reviews

  • Review of Completing Christ’s Afflictions: Christ, Paul, and the Reconciliation of All Things by Bruce Clark in Review of Biblical Literature (2017).
  • Review of The Ending of the Canon: A Canonical and Intertextual Reading of Revelation 21-22  by Külli Tõniste in Biblical Theology Bulletin 47 (2017): 187–88.
  • Review of Revelation by John Christopher Thomas and Frank D. Macchia in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60 (2017): 425–28.
  • Review of The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview edited by Lester L. Grabbe and Jason M. Zurawski in Biblical Theology Bulletin 47 (2017): 118-19.
  • Review of Using and Enjoying Biblical Greek: Reading the New Testament with Fluency and Devotion by Rodney A. Whitacre in Biblical Theology Bulletin 47 (2017): 62–63.
  • Review of Jesus Tried and True: Why the Four Canonical Gospels Provide the Best Picture of Jesus by Drake H. H. Williams III in Journal of Global Christianity 3 (2017) 114–116.
  • Review of The Quest for the Real Jesus: Radbound Prestige Lectures by Prof. Dr. Michael Wolter edited by Jan van der Watt in Biblical Theology Bulletin 46 (2016): 212–214.
  • Review of The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming by Douglas S. Huffman in Biblical Theology Bulletin 46 (2016): 48.
  • Review of Charts on the Book of Hebrews by Herbert W. Bateman IV in Biblical Theology Bulletin 46 (2016): 48–49.