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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.


University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Deerfield, Illinois

Current Course List

Course Title Instructors Term Year/Month Days
Linguistic Modelling for Biblical Study Stanley E. Porter Fall 2020
Papyrology and Textual Criticism* Stanley E. Porter, Wendy J. Porter Winter 2021

Recent Publications

Title Professor Name Year
Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, Volume 8 Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Land 2019
Is the Gospel Good News? Volume 8 Stanley E. Porter, Hughson T. Ong 2019
Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement Stanley E. Porter, Andrew W. Pitts (Alum) 2018
Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, Volume 7 Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Land 2018
Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, Volume 13 Stanley E. Porter, Matthew Brook O'Donnell (Alum), Wendy J. Porter, Hughson T. Ong (Alum) 2018
The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation Stanley E. Porter, Ron C. Fay 2018
Evangelical Theological Method: Five Views Stanley E. Porter, Steven M. Studebaker 2018
The Letter to the Romans: Exegesis and Application Francis G.H. Pang, Stanley E. Porter 2018
biblical hermeneutics book cover Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (Reprint) Stanley E. Porter, Beth M. Stovell 2017
inaugurations book cover Inaugurations: Inaugural Lectures Delivered at McMaster Divinity College Stanley E. Porter 2017
BAGL biblical and ancient greek linguistics book cover Biblical And Ancient Greek Linguistics, Volume 5 Stanley E. Porter, Matthew Brook O'Donnell 2016
the apostle paul his life, thought and letters book cover The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, And Letters Stanley E. Porter 2016
pillars in the history of biblical interpretation book cover Pillars In The History Of Biblical Interpretation, Volume I: Prevailing Methods Before 1980 Stanley E. Porter, Sean A. Adams 2016
the synoptic problem book cover The Synoptic Problem: Four Views Stanley E. Porter, Bryan R. Dyer 2016
fundamentals of new testament textual criticism book cover Fundamentals Of New Testament Textual Criticism Stanley E. Porter, Andrew W. Pitts 2015
Paul and pseudepigraphy book cover Paul And Pseudepigraphy Stanley E. Porter, Gregory P. Fewster 2013