Daniel Payton Fuller (born August 28, 1925 in Los Angeles, California) is the only child of radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller, the co-founder of Fuller Theological Seminary, and his wife Grace Payton Fuller. Following in his father's footsteps Fuller became a theologian and later joined the faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary.


After graduation from South Pasadena High School in 1943, Fuller enlisted in the United States Navy and became a commissioned officer. He was discharged in 1946. He then studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pasadena, California. He served as Assistant Pastor at Park Street Church, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1949 to 1950.

Fuller is Professor Emeritus of hermeneutics at Fuller Theological Seminary[1] where he taught from 1953 to 1993 and served as Dean of the School of Theology from 1963 to 1972. In addition, he served as president of the Gospel Broadcasting Association and the Fuller Evangelistic Association. Fuller is known for his views on the "gospel of grace continuum," viewed by some as a modified form of Covenant Theology that proposes there has always been one unified way for man to gain salvation in the Bible, particularly through grace. This distinction is famous for its simplification of Biblical theology.[citation needed]

Fuller is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Fuller Theological Seminary. He holds the Doctor of Theology degrees from Northern Baptist Seminary and from the University of Basel in Switzerland. He is married with four children.

Selected writingsEdit

  • The Unity of the Bible: Unfolding Gods Plan for Humanity, Zondervan (May 1992) ISBN 0-310-53300-7
  • Gospel and Law: Contrast or continuum?: The Hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology, Eerdmans (1980) ISBN 0-8028-1808-0
  • "1972 Give the Winds a Mighty Voice : The Story of Charles E. Fuller", Waco, Word Books. ISBN 978-1498207157


  1. ^ Lundin, Roger; Thiselton, Anthony C.; Walhout, Clarence (July 1999). The promise of hermeneutics. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 36–. ISBN 978-0-8028-4635-8. Retrieved 7 July 2011.