Stanley E. Porter
President and Dean, Professor of New Testament, Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview
Stanley Porter has taught for over thirty years in post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA, and the UK. He completed BA (Point Loma College) and MA (Claremont Graduate School) degrees in English before being “converted” to Biblical Studies, where he did a MA (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) in New Testament and a PhD (University of Sheffield) in Biblical Studies and Linguistics. Stan came to McMaster Divinity College in 2001 as the President and Professor of New Testament, and is now completing his nineteenth year at MDC. He also holds the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview. He has authored or co-authored twenty-eight books and edited over ninety volumes. He is also the author of over 450 journal articles, chapters in books, and dictionary entries, and has delivered nearly 300 papers at various events worldwide. He has taught at Biola University, Trinity Western University, and the University of Surrey Roehampton. Stan has a wide range of academic specialties. These include Greek Language and Linguistics, Hermeneutics and various methods of interpretation, and the range of New Testament studies from the Gospels to John to Acts to Paul. He is also a specialist in Papyrological and Text-Oriented Research, and is very interested in the wider Greco-Roman world. Stan has also served in various ministry capacities, including young adult ministry and developing a lay training institute for the local church. He preaches and speaks widely, representing McMaster Divinity College. He hosts and regularly preaches in the MDC Chapel services, as well as speaking in other churches and at various denominational events. Stan has a vision for McMaster Divinity College to continue to serve as a first-choice seminary and graduate school of academic excellence and exemplary leadership education for the church, academy, and society.
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