Dr. Peter Enns

Author of Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament


Enns Family

I was born in Passaic, NJ, (January 2, 1961) to German immigrant parents, grew up in River Vale, NJ and graduated from Pascack Valley High School (Hillsdale, NJ) in 1978. I am married to Susan (1984) and we have three children, Erich (1987), Elizabeth (1990), and Sophia (1993).

I have a B.A. in Behavioral Science from Messiah College (1982), an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary (1989), and an M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1994) from Harvard University (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).

I am currently a professor of biblical studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA teaching undergraduate courses in Old and New Testaments. Formerly I was Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary 1994 until my resignation in 2008. I have also taught at Harvard Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Biblical Theological Seminary, and Eastern University. From 2009-2011 I served as Senior Fellow, Biblical Studies with The BioLogos Foundation.

Enns Family

I have one and only one sports passion, the NY Yankees (one is enough), although I usually find myself firmly in the grips of March Madness. I have been drawn into the worlds depicted by novelist Stephen Lawhead. I am also a Simpsons and The Office fan.

I have a personal web site at peterennsonline.com, where you can find other things I’ve written, along with ongoing discussions of topics outside of the purview of Inspiration and Incarnation. You can also find out more information about me, the book, and the controversy over it at Westminster Theological Seminary, at the Wikipedia entry for Peter Enns.