Thomas A. Noble, Ph.D. (Edinburgh)

Professor of Theology, Nazarene Theological Seminary and Visiting Lecturer and PhD Research Supervisor, Nazarene Theological College.

As a former full-time member of the academic staff of Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, Dr Noble continues to supervise post-graduate research there. He has published articles in Studia Patristica, The Evangelical Quarterly, The Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Themelios, The Tyndale Bulletin, and other journals, and recently made contributions to twentieth-century Church History by publishing two books on aspects of Evangelicalism. He is currently serving on the editorial team which is revising the New Dictionary of Theology. Although his doctoral research at Edinburgh was in the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the writings of one of the major Greek Fathers (Gregory Nazianzen), his teaching and research since then has covered a wide range of Christian Theology. His interests include the theology of the Wesley brothers and he is past President of the Wesleyan Theological Society. He is currently writing a systematic theology for the Church of the Nazarene.

Select Publications

Holy Trinity, Holy People: The Theology of Christian Perfecting (Cascade Books, 2013).

'Kenosis' and 'The Mission of the Holy Trinity', in Missio Dei, A Wesleyan Understanding, ed. K. Schwanz and J. Coleson (Beacon Hill, 2011), 77-84, 85-91.

‘To Serve the Present Age: Authentic Wesleyan Theology’, Wesleyan Theological Journal 46:1 (2011). 

'John Wesley as Theologian: An Introduction', Evangelical Quarterly 82/3 (July 2010), 238-57.

Called to be Saints: A Centenary History of the Church of the Nazarene in the British Isles: 1906-2006 (Didsbury Press, 2006).

Tyndale House and Fellowship: The First Sixty Years (Inter-Varsity Press, 2006).

Research Supervision

Current Supervison: Christopher HathawayIsaac HopperSeth Harshman, Jacob Lett, Kevin Navarro, Philip Hamner, Mike Lowenburg, Graham Burkhart (co-supervisor), William Snider (co-supervisor)

Past Supervision:  Klaus ArnoldRobbie Brown, Hunter CummingsDick Eugenio,  E. Jerome Van KuikenJosh McNallStan Rodes, Carla Sunberg, Johan Tredoux, Mark Olson (co-supervisor), Steve Johnson (co-supervisor)

Email: tanoble@nts.edu