Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

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John Aloisi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology
Assistant Librarian
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Dr. John Aloisi has taught church history at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary since 2010 and has served as assistant librarian at DBTS since 2001. He is currently Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Chairman of the Historical Theology department, and book review editor for the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal.

Dr. Aloisi received his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from DBTS in 2002 and 2006, respectively. His Th.M. thesis was on the use of Psalm 110:1 in the early church. He recently completed a Ph.D. in historical theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His dissertation focused on the role of ethical monism in the theology of Augustus Hopkins Strong and was written under the mentorship of Thomas J. Nettles. Dr. Aloisi has written articles and book reviews that have been published in magazines such as Frontline and The Christian Librarian and in numerous scholarly venues, including Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, Journal of Early Christian Studies, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Trinity Journal, and Westminster Theological Journal.

John and his wife, Marcia, have been married since 2000. They have seven children, Leanna, Lydia, Micah, Liza, Susie, Kari, and Silas. He enjoys reading, home improvement, and wrestling with his kids.

Selected Publications

"'The Chief Exercise of Faith': John Calvin and the Practice of Prayer." Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 19 (2014): 3–21.

Review of Tri-Faith America: How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar America to Its Protestant Promise, by Kevin M. Schultz. Journal of Ecclesiastical History 63 (April 2012): 433–34.

Review of 428 A.D.: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire, by Giusto Traina. Journal of Early Christian Studies 18 (Fall 2010): 468–70.

"'His Flesh for Our Flesh': The Doctrine of Atonement in the Second Century" Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 14 (2009): 23–44.

Review of Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction, by Bryan M. Litfin. Trinity Journal 30 (Spring 2009):150–51.

Who is David’s Lord?: Another Look at Psalm 110:1.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 10 (2005): 103–23.

The Paraclete’s Ministry of Conviction: Another Look at John 16:8–11.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47 (March 2004): 55–69.

Review of Paul: His Life and Teaching, by John McRay. Westminster Theological Journal 65 (Fall 2003): 387–90.


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