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Seminary Closure

The Seminary will be closed from July 21 to August 8.

CRTS Conference Videos

Videos of all conference lectures are now available.

2013 Convocation Video

A condensed version of the 2013 convocation is available here.

Gerhard H. Visscher

Professor of New Testament since 2001. Currently also Principal and Academic Dean.

B.A., McMaster University, 1975;
M.Div., Theological College of Canadian Reformed Churches, 1979;
Th.Drs., Theological University of Kampen, 1992;
Ph.D., McMaster University, 2008.

Professor Visscher has ministered to Canadian Reformed congregations in Houston, British Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario, Surrey, British Columbia, Burlington West and Burlington-Waterdown, Ontario. As a full-time professor he retains his ministerial status with the church at Burlington-Waterdown, Ontario.

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Select Bibliography


  • Romans 4 and the New Perspective: Faith Embraces the Promises, New York: Peter Lang, May, 2009.
  • Abraham, Faith, and Works: the Role of Romans 4 in the Discussion concerning the New Perspective on Paul. Ph.D. dissertation, McMaster University, Hamilton, 2008.
  • The Son of David. Th.Drs. thesis, Theological University, Kampen, 1991.


  • "The Epistle of James: Justification or Sanctification?" In Living Waters from Ancient Springs: Essays in Honour of Cornelis Van Dam, ed. J. Van Vliet. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
  • "The Attraction of Evangelicalism." In The Challenge of Being Reformed Today, ed. J. Mulder, 1-21, 29-57. Winnipeg: Premier, 1999.


  • "Fall of Human Beings," Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, forthcoming.
  • "How Should the Pulpit Address the Pew? Some Lessons from Paul"  Clarion 42, no 55 (2006). (Cf. Lux Mundi 26 March 2007). See article here.
  • "The Purpose of Romans and the Unity of the People of God," Koinonia 20.2 (2003) : 2- 14.
  • "So what does separate the Sheep from the Goats? A Closer Look at a Misunderstood Parable (Matthew 25:31-46)" Clarion 51, no. 21 (2002) : 501-503.
  • Review of The Library of Qumran: On the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus," by Hartmut Stegeman. Westminster Theological Journal 61 (1999) : 280-282.
  • "New Views Regarding Legalism and Exclusivism in Judaism: Is there a Need to Reinterpret Paul?" Koinonia 18.2 (1999) : 15-42. See
  • "Toronto Blessing or Temples of the Holy Spirit?" Clarion 44, no. 11 (1995) : 253-256.
  • "The Son of David Reigns!" Clarion 42, YrEnd (1993) : 534-536.
  • "Pentecost: Baptism with the Holy Spirit," Clarion 38, no 10 (1989) : 218-221.


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