Andreas J. Köstenberger

Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies
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Andreas Köstenberger is Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Founder of Biblical Foundations,™ an organization devoted to encouraging a return to the biblical foundations in the home, the church, and society.

Dr. Köstenberger is a leading evangelical scholar and prolific author. He has authored, edited, or translated close to fifty books, including God, Marriage, and Family; A Theology of John’s Gospel; Excellence; and the commentary on 1-2 Timothy and Titus in the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series. He also serves as editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. In 2007, he was elected by the Governing Body to a 5-year term as Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College in Cambridge, England.

Dr. Köstenberger is originally from Vienna, Austria and received a masters and doctorate in social and economic sciences at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics) in 1980 and 1982. He subsequently earned his M.Div. from Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions in Columbia, South Carolina (1988) and his Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois (1993). He has received multiple honors and awards, including the Award for Scholarly Productivity at TEDS (1996), the Presidential Appreciation Award at SEBTS (2002), the Wayne Grudem Award for Complementarian Scholarship (with wife Margaret, 2014), and Christian Retailing’s Best Award in the category of Evangelism for his book Truth Matters (2015).

Having served in a variety of roles in multiple academic settings—Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Trinity International University, Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at Briercrest Bible College, and more—Dr. Köstenberger moved to Kansas City in 2018 to serve the community at Midwestern Seminary. He and his wife Margaret have four children: Lauren, Tahlia, David, and Timothy.

Books (selected)*

  • The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples in the Fourth Gospel (Eerdmans, 1998).
  • Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission, NSBT (InterVarsity, 2001).
  • The Book Study Concordance (B&H, 2003).
  • “John,” in Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Baker, 2007).
  • Father, Son, and Spirit: The Trinity and John’s Gospel, NSBT (InterVarsity, 2008).
  • The Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters, BTNT (Zondervan, 2009).
  • God, Marriage, and Family, 2nd ed. (Crossway, 2010).
  • The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Crossway, 2010).
  • Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles, NACMS (B&H, 2010).
  • Understanding the Times: New Testament Studies in the 21st Century (Crossway, 2011).
  • Invitation to Biblical Interpretation (Kregel, 2011).
  • Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue (Crossway, 2011).
  • Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials (Crossway, 2012).
  • The Lion and the Lamb (B&H, 2012).
  • “John,” in Holman Apologetics Commentary: Gospels & Acts (B&H, 2013).
  • Encountering John, 2nd ed. (Baker, 2013).
  • The Final Days of Jesus (Crossway, 2014).
  • Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World (B&H, 2014).
  • God’s Design for Man and Woman: A Biblical-Theological Survey (Crossway, 2014).
  • Truth in a Culture of Doubt: Engaging Popular Distortions of the Bible (Nashville: B&H, 2014).
  • The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation (Crossway, 2015).
  • For the Love of God’s Word: An Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (Kregel, 2015).
  • Going Deeper with New Testament Greek (B&H, 2016).
  • Inductive Bible Study (B&H, 2016).
  • The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd ed. (B&H, 2016).
  • Women in the Church, 3rd ed. (Crossway, 2016).
  • Jesus and the Future: Understanding What He Taught about the End Times (Weaver, 2017).
  • Commentary on 1-2 Timothy and Titus (B&H, 2017).
  • The Holy Spirit (B&H Academic; forthcoming).

*Note: Note that several of these books were co-authored or co-edited with others. View a complete list of publications.