Wayne Grudem Biography
Wayne Grudem is a prominent evangelical theologian and author. He co-founded the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and served as the general editor of the ESV Study Bible.
Wayne Grudem Age
He was born Wayne A. Grudem on February 11, 1948, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States Of America. He is 71 years old as of 2019.
Wayne Grudem Family
No information on his parents or siblings is disclosed to the public.
Wayne Grudem Wife
He is married to Margaret White Grudem. They got married in 1969.
Wayne Grudem Children
He has three children with Margaret; Elliot, Oliver, and Alexander. All children bear the surname Grudem.
Wayne Grudem Educational Background
Wayne holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Div and D.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D in New Testament studies from the University of Cambridge.
Wayne Grudem Theology
He is the author of multiple books, including Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, advocating Calvinist soteriology, the Bible’s verbal plenary inspiration and inerrancy, the baptism of believers, a plural-elder form of church governance, and the complementary view of gender relationships. Systematic Theology is a textbook that has sold hundreds of thousands of copies of highly influential theology. Grudem holds charismatic noncessationist beliefs and was once a qualified supporter of the Vineyard Movement and one of the leading apologists and spokesmen for the reunification of charismatic, reformed and evangelical churches.
Wayne Grudem Books
Grudem, Wayne (1982). The Gift of Prophecy in 1 Corinthians. Washington, DC: University Press of America. ISBN 9780819120830. OCLC 7975367.
——— (1988). The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9780891074953. OCLC 21874389.
——— (1988). 1 Peter: an introduction and commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. 17. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 9780830829965. OCLC 836536171.
——— (1994). Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Leicester, England & Grand Rapids, MI: Inter-Varsity Press & Zondervan. ISBN 9780958406031. OCLC 1036867839.
——— (1999). Purswell, Jeff (ed.). Bible Doctrine: essential teachings of the Christian faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310222330. OCLC 39523561. Condensed version of Systematic Theology
———; Poythress, Vern S. (2000). The Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy: muting the masculinity of God’s words. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. ISBN 9780805424416. OCLC 44413980.
——— (2003). Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781581345179. OCLC 53131744.
——— (2004). Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth: an analysis of more than one hundred disputed questions. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers. ISBN 9781576738405. OCLC 54897906.
———; Poythress, Vern S. (2004). The TNIV and the Gender-Neutral Bible Controversy. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. ISBN 9780805431933. OCLC 57320504.
———; Grudem, Elliot (2005). Christian Beliefs: twenty basics every Christian should know. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310255994. OCLC 60743141. Revised and condensed edition of Bible Doctrine
———; Thacker, Jerry (2005). Why Is My Choice of a Bible Translation So Important?. The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. ISBN 9780977396801.
——— (2006). Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism?. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781581347340. OCLC 65537846.
——— (2010). Politics According to the Bible: a comprehensive resource for understanding modern political issues in light of Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310330295. OCLC 555625189.
——— (2010). Countering the Claims of Evangelical Feminism: Over 40 Biblical Responses. Crown Publishing. ISBN 9780307562159.
——— (2012). Voting as a Christian: The Economic and Foreign Policy Issues. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310496038. Condensed extract from Politics — According to the Bible
——— (2012). Voting as a Christian: The Social Issues. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310496021. – condensed extract from Politics — According to the Bible
———; Asmus, Barry (2013). The Poverty of Nations: a Sustainable Solution. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781433539114. OCLC 828143277.
——— (2016). “Free Grace” Theology: 5 Ways It Diminishes the Gospel. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 978-1-4335-5114-7.
———; Piper, John (2016). Fifty Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns About Manhood and Womanhood. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781433551840.
———; Moreland, J.P.; Meyer, Stephen C.; Shaw, Christopher; Gauger, Ann K. (2017). Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781433552861.
——— (2018). Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. ISBN 9781433549656.
Wayne Grudem Quotes
“I am convinced that there is an urgent need in the church today for much greater understanding of Christian doctrine, or systematic theology. Not only pastors and teachers need to understand theology in greater depth — the WHOLE CHURCH does as well. One day by God’s grace we may have churches full of Christians who can discuss, apply and LIVE the doctrinal teachings of the Bible as readily as they can discuss the details of their own jobs or hobbies – or the fortunes of their favorite sports team or television program.”
“The late Francis Schaeffer, one of the wisest and most influential Christian thinkers of the twentieth century, warned of this exact trend just a few months before his death in 1984. In his book The Great Evangelical Disaster he included a section called “The Feminist Subversion,” in which he wrote: There is one final area that I would mention where evangelicals have, with tragic results, accommodated to the world spirit of this age. This has to do with the whole area of marriage, family, sexual morality, feminism, homosexuality, and divorce. . . . The key to understanding extreme feminism centers around the idea of total equality, or more properly the idea of equality without distinction. . . . the world spirit in our day would have us aspire to autonomous absolute freedom in the area of male and female relationships—to throw off all form and boundaries in these relationships and especially those boundaries taught in the Scriptures. . . . Some evangelical leaders, in fact, have changed their views about inerrancy as a direct consequence of trying to come to terms with feminism. There is no other word for this than accommodation. It is a direct and deliberate bending of the Bible to conform to the world spirit of our age at the point where the modern spirit conflicts with what the Bible teaches.2 My argument in the following pages demonstrates that what Schaeffer predicted so clearly twenty-two years ago is increasingly coming true in evangelicalism today. It is a deeply troubling trend.”
“I believe that there is still much hope for the church to attain deeper and purer doctrinal understanding, and to overcome old barriers, even those that have persisted for centuries. Jesus is at work perfecting his church “that He might present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27), and He has given gifts to equip the church “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God” (Eph. 4:13). Though the past history of the church may discourage us, these Scriptures remain true, and we should not abandon hope of greater agreement…In this book I have not hesitated to raise again some of the old differences in the hope that, in some cases at least, a fresh look at Scripture may provoke a new examination of these doctrines and may perhaps prompt some movement not just toward greater understanding and tolerance of other viewpoints, but even toward greater doctrinal consensus in the church.”
“Neither Jesus nor Paul nor John point to activity in the church or miracles as evidence of regeneration. They rather point to character traits in life. In fact, immediately after the verses quoted above Jesus warns that on the day of judgment many will say to him, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?” But he will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers” (Matt. 7:22–23). Prophecy, exorcism, and many miracles and mighty works in Jesus’ name (to say nothing of other kinds of intensive church activity in the strength of the flesh over perhaps decades of a person’s life) do not provide convincing evidence that a person is truly born again. Apparently, all these can be produced in the natural man or woman’s own strength, or even with the help of the evil one. But genuine love for God and his people, heartfelt obedience to his commands, and the Christlike character traits that Paul calls the fruit of the Spirit, demonstrated consistently over a period of time in a person’s life, simply cannot be produced by Satan or by the natural man or woman working in his or her own strength. These can only come about by the Spirit of God working within and giving us new life.”
Wayne Grudem Website
Visit www.waynegrudem.com for more information on his books, sermons, and conferences.