Dr. Jonathan Huggins

Jonathan Huggins, PhD

Professor of Historical Theology
Christian Spirituality Specialist
International Experiences: Canada, Kenya, USA




  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Master of Arts in Religion, Theological Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary (Global), Charlotte, NC
  • Master of Arts, Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
  • Bachelor of Science, Christian Ministry, Shorter College, Rome, GA

Doctoral Dissertation

  • The reformed tradition always reforming? : a historical-theological study of the doctrine of justification in the works of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and N.T. Wright

Master's Thesis (Wheaton) 

  • Jonathan Edwards on justification by faith alone : an analysis of his thought and defense of his orthodoxy  

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor of Religion, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
  • Chaplain and Adjunct Professor, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
  • Research Associate, Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Adjunct Instructor, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
  • Adjunct Instructor of Religion, Shorter College, School of Professional Programs, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Adjunct Instructor, Atlanta Christian College (Point University), East Point, GA
  • Bible Teacher, Campus Pastor, Asst. Baseball Coach, Heritage Academy, Flowery Branch, GA

Teaching Specializations

  • Systematic & Historical Theology
  • New Testament Studies
  • Church History 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

Pastoral Ministry

  • Assistant Pastor for Worship,Discipleship and Leadership Training, GracePointe Community Church (PCA), Cumming, GA
  • Assistant Pastor for Youth and Families, Hixson Presbyterian Church (PCA), Hixson, TN 



Authored Books

  • Living Justification: A Historical-Theological Study of the Reformed Doctrine of Justification in the Writings of John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and N. T. Wright (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013)
  • Study Guide to John Frame's "Salvation Belongs to the Lord" (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2014)

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • “N.T. Wright on Justification: Faithfully Embodying the Reformed Tradition of Semper Reformanda?” in NGTT DEEL 53 NO 3 & 4 SEPTEMBER & DECEMBER 2012 (Dutch Reformed Theological Journal), 145-159. “Jonathan Edwards and Justification: Embodying a Living Tradition,” Journal of Reformed Theology, 8.1 (2014) 169-202. “The Providence of God in the Acts of the Apostles,” In Scriptura, [S.l.], v. 113, p. 1-10, Jan. 2015. “N.T. Wright and the Historical Adam,” The Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology, forthcoming, 2018.

Chapters in Books

  • “Jonathan Edwards, Jr” in Kenneth P. Minkema and Adriaan Neele, Eds, A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans, 2017). 

Conference Papers

  • “N.T. Wright and Justification.” 2010 Annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.  
  • “Jonathan Edwards and Justification.” 2011 Jonathan Edwards Society Annual Conference.
  • “Jonathan Edwards and Justification: Living Traditions, Ecumenical Dialogue, and Global Theology.”  Joint Conference of Academic Societies in the Field of Religion and Theology, South Africa, June, 2012.
  • “Practices for Effective Campus Chaplaincy.” Panelist at NetVUE Chaplaincy Conference, September 26-27, 2014. 

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Center for Pastor Theologians
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Jonathan Edwards Society
  • Conference on Faith and History
  • American Society of Church History
  • National Association of College and University Chaplains


  • Modern Languages
    • English, Native or Bilingual Proficiency 
    • Spanish, Elementary Proficiency