Stephen Spencer is a Reformed evangelical Christian and was Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School until 2008. Prior to his arrival to Wheaton he was the director of the Ph.D. in Theological Studies at Dallas
Theological Seminary. He earned a BA from Cedarville College, an M.Div. and Th.M. from Grand Rapids Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His dissertation was titled, "Reformed Scholasticism in Medieval Perspective: Thomas Aquinas
and Francois Turrettini on the Incarnation."
He has contributed entries in
The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (2d ed.),
The Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, The Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters, The Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians, the Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, and the
Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.
His articles and papers include "Reformed Theology, Covenant Theology, and Dispensationalism" in
Integrity of Heart, Skillfulness of Hands, ed. Dyer and Zuck (Baker), "Is Natural Theology Biblical?" (
Grace Theological Journal 9), "Evangelical Modernists? Evangelical Responses to Postmodernism and Postliberalism" (read at the 1997 Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting), and (with Robert A. Pyne) A Critique of Free Will Theism, Parts One and Two (
Bibliotheca Sacra 158).