Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
- Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
- Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
- B.D., East Texas Baptist College
- B.A, Moody Bible Institute
Further Ministry Experience
James B. De Young is professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary,
Portland, OR, where he has taught since 1975. Prior to this he taught at Multnomah School of
the Bible in Portland (now Multnomah University) from 1971 until 1975. He has a diploma from
Moody Bible Institute (1962), a BA from East Texas Baptist University (1965), a BD (1968) and
ThM (1969) from Talbot Theological Seminary, and a ThD (1973) from Dallas Theological Seminary.
He has taught abroad (Holland, 1989) and traveled in Mexico (evangelism), Europe (outreach),
and Afghanistan (outreach). Since 1971, he has attended Damascus Community Church, Damascus,
Oregon, where he has been an elder and continues to teach adults. He has preached from various
pulpits in the Northwest. He has served as chairman of the SaltShakers, a proactive community
organization seeking to extend Christian values to the community of Portland. He has served as
chairman of the Hermeneutics section within the Evangelical Theological Society since 1994. He
has held conferences on critical issues including Islam and Christianity, universalism, and metaphors
of the death of Christ. James was born in Illinois to a farming family. He met his wife in nearby
Wisconsin and they were married in 1965. They have four married children, and ten grandchildren.
He lives in the country where he has a mini farm and raises rhododendrons, Christmas trees, and
beef cattle. They have two dogs, several cats, and four cows.
Recent Published Works