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portrait of Ashish J Naidu

Ashish J Naidu

Associate Professor of Theology

  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • M.A., Oral Roberts University
  • Adv. Diploma, International Bible College

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Dr. Naidu's interests are in the areas of historical and systematic theology, particularly in exploring the historical-theological foundations of the Christian faith. Besides contributing to various publications and regularly presenting at academic societies, he relishes teaching theology enriched by insights from the great tradition of historic Christianity. Dr. Naidu desires to serve the church by assisting it to advance from the knowledge of sacred Scripture to the knowledge of sacred doctrine for the practical Christian life that is deeply committed to glorifying God. He is married to his wife, Sabita, and they have a delightful little girl named Sharon Grace. Dr. Naidu is an ordained minister and has served in various capacities in the church, including preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and evangelism-discipleship ministries in Asia, North America, and Europe.

Affiliations

  • North American Patristics Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Research and Development Grant, Biola University, 2012-13
  • Valedictorian, International Bible College, 1996
  • Recipient of full-tuition scholarship, International Bible College, 1992-1996

Publications

Books

  • Transformed in Christ: Christology and the Christian Life in John Chrysostom. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012.

Articles & Chapters

  • “Grace Personified: John Chrysostom’s View of the High-Priestly Mediation of Christ in Hebrews.” In Festschrift for David Wells. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books (forthcoming 2012).

  • “Is Hell a Vital Doctrine?”Ask an Expert Section. Biola Magazine, 25th Anniversary Edition, Spring 2011.

  • “Christology and the Christian Life in John Chrysostom," Global Journal of Classic Theology 8.3 (2011): 1-13.

  • “Reader, Beware of the Church Fathers,” Sundoulos, Fall 2009.

  • “John Chrysostom” in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.

  • “John Chrysostom's Homilies on Hebrews: An Antiochene Christological Commentary?”, Perichoresis 6.1 (2008): 85-108.

  • “Matthew 18:20 in Context”, Biola Connections, Summer 2007, 39.

Current Research

  • Reflections of Grace: Sacred Space and Art in the Early Church. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications (projected 2014).

Reviews

  • Review of Margaret Mitchell, “Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation”, in The Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 57, no.2, 2004.

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