Dustin Resch, PhD
Assistant Professor of TheologyDean of the Seminary
Department of Arts and Science
BA, Briercrest College, 2000
MA Theological Studies, Briercrest Seminary, 2004
PhD, Western Religious Thought, McMaster University,
Department of Religious Studies, 2010
Areas of SpecializationHistory of Interpretation of Scripture, Ancient and Modern Christology
Dustin and his wife, Jolene, were born and raised in southern Saskatchewan. They have two school-aged children: Nathanael and Charis.
Dustin has served as Assistant Registrar, the Director of Distance Learning and now as Interim Dean of Briercrest Seminary.
In 2006, Dustin and his family moved to Hamilton, Ont., where he studied at McMaster University's Department of Religious Studies. His research and teaching interests grew out of his desire to interpret Scripture in a way that is spiritually profitable for the church in modernity.
The Resch family attends St. Aidan Anglican Church in Moose Jaw. His main interest outside of theology and his family is ethnic food, especially Indian and Middle Eastern. Sadly, however, his cooking skills are not as well-honed as his appetite.
My research has focused on the theological interpretation of Scripture and the history of the Church's reflection on the person of Christ, culminating in my work on Karl Barth's interpretation of the virgin birth. My teaching and research interests have more recently extended to theologies of spiritual formation and of the church.
- Karl Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.
- "The Transfigured Garment of Christ: An Evangelical Engagement with von Balthasar's Theological Aesthetics of Scripture,"Canadian Evangelical Review36-37 (Fall 2008-Spring 2009), 39-50.
- "The Fittingness and Harmony of Scripture: Toward an Irenaean Hermeneutic,"Heythrop Journal50.1 (2009): 74-84.
- Review ofThe Humanity of Christ: Christology in Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics, by Paul Dafydd Jones.Reviews in Religion and Theology16.4 (2009), 593-5.
- Review ofDivinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered, by Oliver D. Crisp.Heythrop Journal50.4 (2009): 734-5.
- Review of Karl Barth and the Fifth Gospel, by Mark S. Gignilliat. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures9 (2009), published online at www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/reviews_new/review373.htm.
- Review ofBarth's Theology of Interpretation, by Donald Wood.Themelios34.1 (April, 2009): 119-121.
Memberships and Affiliations
Canadian Evangelical Theological Association