As many of you know, last year our beloved Dr. Doug Kelly retired from RTS Charlotte after 33 years as a professor. He is now Professor of Theology Emeritus.
Upon his retirement many of us wondered who would replace Doug (and how that would even be possible!). In particular, we wondered whether this person could share Doug’s expertise in Trinitarian thought during the patristic period.
Our prayers were answered when we hired one of our own alumni (class of 2003), and former student of Dr. Kelly’s, Blair Smith.
Blair is now our new Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. He is currently wrapping up his Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Patristics) at Durham University in England under Professor Lewis Ayres, one of the world’s leading patristic scholars. The working title of his dissertation is “The Fatherhood of God in Fourth-Century Pro-Nicene Trinitarian Theology.”