Directors' Bicentennial Professor of Theology
Year started at PTS: 2009



  • Ph.D., Yale University / Religious Studies (theology)
  • Diploma, Berkeley Divinity School, Yale University / Anglican Studies
  • M.Phil., Yale University / Religious Studies
  • M.A., Yale University / Religious Studies
  • M.Phil., Utrecht University / Philosophy
  • M.Div., Utrecht University
  • B.Div., Utrecht University / Theology


  • The Missional Theology of Lesslie Newbigin
  • Theology Through Novels: Susan Howatch
  • Ecclesial Imagination
  • Reformed Ecclesiology and Ecumenism
  • Christology
  • Models of Atonement
  • Pauline Exegetes and Protestant Theology
  • Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics
  • John Calvin’s Narrative Theology
  • Churches Amidst Secularization
The Rev. Dr. Edwin Chr. van Driel
Professor van Driel believes PTS challenges students to live in community with people who are different from them.

Church Association

Ordination: PC(USA), 2010 as Minister of Word and Sacrament

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Christology
  • Eschatology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Missional Theology
  • Pauline Theology and Exegesis

Professional Service

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Religion
  • European Academy of Religion
  • American Theological Society
  • International Consultation on Ecclesial Futures (2022-2024: chair)
  • Karl Barth Society
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation


  • Member, Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the PC(USA)’s Book of Common Worship


  • 2022: Senior Alberigo Award (European Academy of Religion/Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose)

Additional Resources

Watch this PTS BookTalk "An Interdisciplinary Conversation with Drs. Jerome Creach and Edwin van Driel" in which van Driel details the interdisciplinary research that led to his recent publication "Rethinking Paul: Protestant Theology and Pauline Exegesis".

Professional Information

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  • Doing it Different is a limited podcast partnership with Porshanality Media and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Listen to this wonderful overview of several PTS Doctor of Ministry focus areas highlighting faithfulness and adaptability as vital to the work of ministry in this moment and as central to the discussion and learning in the DMin program. Porsha Williams Gates facilitates this discussion with the Rev. Ayana Teter, Dr. Edwin van Driel, and Dr. Roger Owens. Listen now.