James Burrell Jordan (born December 31, 1949) is an American Protestant theologian and writer. He is the director of Biblical Horizons ministries, an organisation in Niceville, Florida that publishes books, essays and different media coping with Bible commentary, Biblical theology, and liturgy. It adheres to biblical absolutism together with Young Earth Creationism and is dedicated to the idea of biblical theocracy.
Jordan has written many articles and books, together with:
Bill DeJong characterizes Jordan’s method to biblical hermeneutics as “pastoral typology” – that’s, seeing biblical typology as pointing not simply to the work of Christ, but additionally to Christian worship.
In 2015, Jordan moved to Birmingham, AL to hitch Peter Leithart within the work of Theopolis Institute. Following a stroke in 2017, he introduced in 2019 the closing down of Biblical Horizons and his endorsement of Theopolis Institute as persevering with his work.
In 2011, Wipf and Stock revealed a Festschrift in Jordan’s honor. Glory of Kings: A Festschrift in Honor of James B. Jordan (
ISBN 9781608996803) was edited by Peter J. Leithart, and included contributions from Rich Lusk, Douglas Wilson and John Frame.
Jordan has additionally served since 2000 as head of the Department of Biblical Studies on the Biblical Theological Seminary, St. Petersburg, Russia, the place he teaches Old Testament and Eschatology.
After the work in Tyler unravelled into discord and inner dissension, Jordan developed his personal platform for writing, Biblical Horizons, a Niceville, Florida-based analysis and publishing ministry. Biblical Horizons emphasizes the Trinity and biblical absolutism with a covenant-historical method to interpretation and a concentrate on biblical theocracy, eschatology and worship.
After his 1982 ordination within the Association of Reformed Churches, Jordan served for 5 years alongside Ray Sutton as affiliate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Tyler, Texas. He was additionally the director of Geneva Ministries and Geneva Divinity School.
He served as a navy historian within the United States Air Force and attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, earlier than finally incomes an M.A. and Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His grasp’s thesis was on slavery within the Bible. In 1993, Jordan obtained a D. Litt. from the Central School of Religion for his dissertation on the dietary legal guidelines of Moses.
Jordan was born in Athens, Georgia. After public faculty, Jordan attended the University of Georgia, the place he obtained a B.A. in comparative literature. While in faculty, he participated within the Campus Crusade for Christ and Young Americans for Freedom.