C. John (“Jack”) Collins

C. John (“Jack”) Collins, SB, SM, MDiv, PhD is Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri. With degrees from MIT (SB, SM) and the University of Liverpool (PhD), he has been a research engineer, a pastor, and, since 1993, a teacher. In addition to his early focus on Hebrew and Greek grammar, he also studies science and faith, how the New Testament uses the Old, and Biblical theology. During the 2016–17 academic year, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Carl Henry Center for Theological Understanding of Trinity International University.


How Does the Hebrew Bible Speak About God's Action in the World?


In order for the faithful (or the not-so-faithful) to speak meaningfully about the Torah from heaven (or about revelation in general), they do well to gain a clear notion of God’s action as presented in the Hebrew Bible. I will supply a discussion of how the Biblical texts describe God’s actions, using tools from rhetoric and linguistic pragmatics, and apply that to some areas of potential science-and-faith conflict.