Douglas Moo

Douglas J. Moo (b. 1950) is a Christian theologian and is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He was previously Blanchard Professor of New Testament from 2000–2011 and previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for over 20 years. Moo received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (1980).

He has published several theological works and commentaries on the Bible; notable among them are An Introduction to the New Testament (with D. A. Carson and Leon Morris), A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans (NICNT), and Colossians and Philemon (PNTC). He is currently writing commentaries on Galatians and Hebrews.


N. T. Wright on Moo

"Moo is in a different category again. Doug Moo, I would say, is a much greater Pauline scholar than either of the two I just mentioned [D. A. Carson and John Piper]. One of the things I really respect about Doug Moo is that he is constantly grappling with the text. Where he hears the text saying something which is not what his tradition would have said, he will go with the text. I won’t always agree with his exegesis, but there is a relentless scholarly honesty about him which I really tip my hat off to." [1]

Selected publications

  • The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Eerdmans, 2008.
  • Romans. NIV Application Commentary. Zondervan, 2000.
  • The Letter of James. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Eerdmans, 2000.
  • 2 Peter, Jude. NIV Application Commentary. Zondervan, 1996.
  • A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Introduction to the New Testament. Zondervan, 1991 (with D.A. Carson and Leon Morris).
  • The Epistle of James. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Eerdmans, 1985; reprint IVP Academic, 2009.
  • The Old Testament in the Gospel Passion Narratives. Sheffield, 1983; reprint Wipf & Stock, 2008.
  • "The Case for the Post-tribulation Rapture Position," in The Rapture: Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Tribulational?, Richard R. Reiter, Zondervan, 1984; reprinted in Three Views on the Rapture. Zondervan, 1996; 2008.


  1. Wright on His Critics, Trevin Wax interviews N. T. Wright

Online writings