J. Richard Middleton

Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Middleton did his B.Th. at the Jamaica Theological Seminary (Kingston), He holds an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Guelph (Canada) and a Ph.D. in theology from the Free University in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

He is the author most recently of A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Baker Academic, 2014) and The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (Brazos, 2005). He has coauthored books on worldviews, postmodern culture, and biblical faith and has published articles on creation theology in the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, the dynamics of human and divine power in biblical narratives (especially in 1 Samuel), and the problem of suffering in the Bible in relation to ecology and evolution. His books have been translated into Korean, French, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

 He is currently at work on a monograph entitled The Silence of Abraham, the Passion of Job: Explorations in the Theology of Lament (for Baker Academic). This will be followed by another called Portrait of a Disgruntled Prophet: Samuel’s Resistance to God and the Undoing of Saul (for Eerdmans), and a third called Life and Death in the Garden of Eden: A Theological Reading of Genesis 2–3 (for Cascade Books).

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College
2265 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY  14624-1997