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Brian Arnold, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology

Dr. Arnold joined the Phoenix Seminary faculty in 2015 and teaches courses in Systematic Theology and Church History. Prior to coming to Phoenix Seminary, he pastored Smithland First Baptist Church in Smithland, KY.


Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Theology), PhD

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (New Testament), ThM

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, MDiv

Eastern Kentucky University, BS



Justification in the Second Century. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017 (hardback); Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018 (paperback).
Cyprian of Carthage: Life and Impact. Christian Focus, 2017.

Epistle to Diognetus: A Commentary. To be co-authored with Michael A. G. Haykin. Pickwick, contracted.

Irenaeus. Lexham, contract forthcoming.

Articles and Reviews

“‘The Furtive Robbery of Life’: Abortion in the Church Fathers.” Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry, forthcoming.

Review of Christianity in the Second Century: Themes and Developments edited by James Carleton Paget and Judith Lieu. Vigiliae Christianae 72 (2018): 337–340.

“Augustine: A Restless Heart Satisfied.” Real Truth Matters (September 2014).

Review of The Righteousness of One: An Evaluation of Early Patristic Soteriology in Light of the New Perspective on Paul by Jordan Cooper. Themelios 39.1 (2014): 125–27

Review of Augustine’s Theology of Preaching by Peter Sanlon. Fides et Humilitas 1 (2014): 104–108.

Review of Athanasius by Peter Leithart. Credo Magazine (January 2012).

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