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jeff dryden
By Appointment

Jeff Dryden

Professor of Biblical Studies

Biblical & Theological Studies

On Faculty Since 2007

Curriculum Vitae

Covenant is a thriving community of both faculty and students that take life, learning, relationships, and christian devotion seriously. The Bible and theology major has a great collection of professors who are leading experts in their field and believe that theology is best understood when it is practiced and integrated into spiritual devotion and community. We pursue this in the classroom and in our office hours with students.


  • PhD Cambridge University
  • ThM Covenant Theological Seminary
  • MDiv Covenant Theological Seminary
  • BEE Georgia Institute of Technology

Interests / Specialization

My area of specialization is in the New Testament. My primary area of research and writing is in the connections between biblical interpretation and spiritual formation.

Selected Professional Work

  • "What I Failed to Learn from CS Lewis" in Themelios
  • "The Leaven and Cruciform Ambition in Mark" in Presbyterian
  • "Holiness, Love, and Spiritual Formation" academic paper
  • "Hermeneutics and Spiritual Formation" academic paper
  • A Hermeneutic of Wisdom: Recovering the Formative Agency of Scripture

Get to know your professor

Q. If you could compete in an olympic sport, what would it be and why?
A. Biathlon: I love the winter olympics and this strange combination of cross country skiing and riflery.

Q. Favorite movie?
A. The Hunt for Red October

Q. Favorite local restaurant?
A. Edley's BBQ

Q. Favorite food?
A. Red Meat

Q. What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
A. An ice cold Coca Cola

Q. If you could teach any other major, what would it be?
A. Film Studies

Q. Personal Interests/Hobbies
A. Movies, carpentry and cabinet making, NASA programs, baseball