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Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. is a Calvinist theologian, Presbyterian minister, and was the Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2012.


Gaffin was born to missionaries in China.[1] Gaffin received a B.A. from Calvin College (1958), a B.D. (1961), Th.M. (1962), and Th.D. (1969) from Westminster Theological Seminary, and undertook graduate studies at Georg-August University of Göttingen (1962-1963). He has taught at Westminster since 1965. He is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.[2]


Gaffin is the author of books including Resurrection and Redemption (ISBN 0875522718), Perspectives on Pentecost (ISBN 0875522696), Calvin and the Sabbath (ISBN 978-1857923766), and By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation (ISBN 184227418X). He has contributed to or edited several volumes, including Jerusalem and Athens (a Festschrift for Cornelius Van Til), Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation; The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos (editor), Biblical Principles & Business: The Foundations, Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, and the English translation of Reformed Dogmatics by Geerhardus Vos. He has also written many academic articles such as: