About Me

I am President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC. In addition, I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serve as an Associate Pastor (part-time, of course) at my home church, Uptown PCA.

• Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (advisor Larry W. Hurtado)
• M.Div.  Westminster Theological Seminary in California
• B.S.  The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Recent Academic Activities
• Visiting Scholar, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, 2009-2010 research sabbatical
• Visiting Scholar, Tyndale House, University of Cambridge, 2009-2010 research sabbatical
• Co-chair and co-founder of the New Testament Canon, Textual Criticism, and Apocryphal Literature study section for the Evangelical Theological Society, 2007-Present

 Research Interests
• Development of the NT Canon; particularly fourfold gospel collection
• Gospels, General/Catholic Epistles
• Christian origins; development of early Christianity in the second century
• Apocryphal gospels and the transmission of Jesus tradition
• Second Temple Judaism; early Jewish-Christian communities
• Palaeography, codicology, ancient manuscripts

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Evangelical Theological Society
Institute for Biblical Research

Contact Info
Michael J. Kruger
Reformed Theological Seminary
21o1 Carmel Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226