Gerhard H. Visscher

Gerhard H. Visscher

Professor of New Testament

Registrar
Corresponding Secretary of the Senate
Education

B.A., McMaster University, 1975;
M.Div., Theological College of Canadian Reformed Churches, 1979;
Th.Drs., Theological University of Kampen, 1992;
Ph.D., McMaster University, 2008.

Dr. Visscher became the professor of New Testament in 2001, after serving as a pastor to various churches for 22 years.  He has completed a Ph.D. at McMaster University in Pauline studies, focussing on the New Perspective on Paul.

905-575-3688 ext. 31
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Select Bibliography

Dissertation and Thesis
  • Romans 4 and the New Perspective on Paul: Faith Embraces the Promise. (Publication version of the dissertation.)  New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
  • Abraham, Faith, and Works: the Role of Romans 4 in the Discussion concerning the New Perspective on Paul. Ph.D. dissertation, McMaster University, Hamilton, 2008.
  • The Son of David. Th.Drs. thesis, Theological University, Kampen, 1991.
Books 
  • Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today. Edited by M. te Velde and G. H. Visscher.  Eugene: Wipf and Stock & Lucerna - CRTS Publications, 2014.
Articles and Essays
  • "The New Perspective on Abraham?" Unio Cum Christo 2, no. 1 (2016): 39-66.
  • "Response to Dr. Hans Burger" (re "N. T. Wright on Justification") Lux Mundi (September 2015): 21.
  • "N. T. Wright on Justification" Lux Mundi (June 2015): 12 - 14.
  • “1 Timothy 2:12-15: Is Paul’s Injunction about Women still Valid?” in Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: Reformed Hermeneutics Today, ed. M. te Velde and G. H. Visscher, 142-155, 168-70. Eugene: Wipf and Stock & Lucerna - CRTS Publications, 2014.
  • “Should sisters vote for Officebearers?” Clarion 63, no.10 (2014): 251-253; Clarion 63, no.11 (2014): 275-278; Clarion 63, no.12 (2014): 302-304; Clarion 63, no.18 (2014): 477-480.
  • “ ‘Connected Preaching’ and Theological Education” Clarion 63, no. 3 (2014): 62-68.
  • “Beginning Well in the Ministry” Clarion 62, no. 23 (2013): 555-560.
  • “How Reliable is the New Testament” Clarion 62, no. 18 (2013): 432-434.
  • "Fall of Human Beings," Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, ed. H. J. Klauck. New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.
  • "The Epistle of James: Justification or Sanctification?" In Living Waters from Ancient Springs: Essays in Honour of Cornelis Van Dam, ed. J. Van Vliet, 102-116. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
  • “ ‘Let’s just be friends for now’: A personal assessment of the new CanRC-URC Relationship,” Clarion 59, no. 18 (2010): 465-470.
  • “URCNA Questions about the CanRC” by G. H. Visscher and J. P. Van Vliet, Clarion, 59, no. 8 (2010): 203-208.
  • "How Should the Pulpit Address the Pew? Some Lessons from Paul"  Clarion 55, no. 23 (2006): 557-561. (Cf. Lux Mundi 26, no. 1 (2007): 2-6. 
  • “Lord’s Supper: Cause for Division?” Clarion 54, no. 1 (2005): 2-4.
  • "The Purpose of Romans and the Unity of the People of God," Koinonia 20 no.2 (2003) : 2- 14.
  • "So what does separate the Sheep from the Goats? A Closer Look at a Misunderstood Parable (Matthew 25:31-46)" Clarion 51, no. 21 (2002) : 501-503.
  • Review of The Library of Qumran: On the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus," by Hartmut Stegeman. Westminster Theological Journal 61, no. 2 (1999): 280-282.
  • "New Views Regarding Legalism and Exclusivism in Judaism: Is there a Need to Reinterpret Paul?" Koinonia 18 no.2 (1999) : 15-42. See http://www.spindleworks.com/library/visscher/NewLegalism.htm.
  • "The Attraction of Evangelicalism." In The Challenge of Being Reformed Today, ed. J. Mulder, 1-21, 29-57. Winnipeg: Premier, 1999.
  • "Toronto Blessing or Temples of the Holy Spirit?" Clarion 44, no. 11 (1995): 253-256.
  • "The Son of David Reigns!" Clarion 42, YrEnd (1993): 534-536.
  • "Pentecost: Baptism with the Holy Spirit," Clarion 38, no 10 (1989): 218-221.
  • “Education in the Scriptures,” Clarion, 30, no. 17/18 (1981): 328-330; Clarion, 30, no. 20 (1981): 372-373.
Presentations
  • "The Letter of James: Justification or Sanctification,” Annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2010.
  • “Forgiveness and Reconciliation”
    • Officebearers’ Conference, Ancaster, Ontario, November 2008
    • Churches in Fergus, Kerwood, Attercliffe, Carman, Winnipeg
    • Churches/mission posts in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea 2014
  • “Living by Grace: Romans in an Evening”
    • Churches/mission posts in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea 2014
  • “New Perspective on Paul”
    • Conference in Winnipeg, January 2007
    • Ministers’ Conference, Coaldale, April 2002
    • Officebearers’ Conference, Abbotsford, March 2009
  • “Federal Vision”
    • Officebearers’ Conference, Abbotsford, March 2009
    • Ministers’ Conference, Owen Sound, June 2009
  • “Justification by Faith Alone: a Confession for the Twenty First Century,”
    • Redeemer University College, October 2008
    • Reformation Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta, October 2009
  • “The Letter of James,” Reformation Conference, Singapore, October 2010
  • “Does the doctrine of Justification need revision?” Reformation Conference, Singapore, 2010