Colorado Christian University
Dr. Ian Clary

Dr. Ian Clary

Faculty Spotlight

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. Historical Theology (University of the Free State)
  • Th.M. Historical Theology (Toronto Baptist Seminary)
  • M.Div. (Toronto Baptist Seminary)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Ian Clary is a native of Canada and lived for the past half of his life in Toronto, Ontario, where he served as a minister in a Baptist church there. He has also taught at various institutions, including Redeemer University College and Heritage College and he continues to lecture at Munster Bible College in his beloved Cork, Ireland.

Ian's doctoral work looked at issues dealing with the Christian interpretation of history with a particular focus on early-modern British evangelicalism. His master's work looked at the reception history of patristics into the post-Reformation period with a focus on Christology. He is a fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies; the Center for Baptist Renewal; the Center for Ancient Christian Studies; and is a board member with the Davenant Institute. Ian and his wife Vicky live in Lakewood with their four children, Jack, Molly, Kate, and Tom.

Publications
  • “Arnold Dallimore: Use and Abuse of the Past,” in Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones, eds., Evangelicalism and its Historians, Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism (Abingdon, UK: Routledge Publishing, 2018).
  • “A catholic spirit”: George Whitefield’s Dispute with the Erskines in Scotland,” in Michael A. G. Haykin and Mark Jones, eds., A New Divinity: Transatlantic Reformed Evangelical Debates During the Long Eighteenth Century, Reformed Historical Theology 49 (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017).
  • Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2016), co-edited with Michael Haykin and Robert Davis Smart
  • “The Pure Flame of Devotion”: The History of Christian Spirituality (Kitchener, ON: Joshua Press, 2013), co-edited with G. Stephen Weaver Jr.
  • “'O God of Battles’: The Canadian Baptist experience of the Great War,” in Gordon L. Heath, ed., Canadian Churches and the First World War, McMaster Divinity College General Series (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014), with Michael A. G. Haykin
  • Contributed entries to: "The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and "The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia" (Eerdmans, 2017)
  • Published articles in: Evangelical Quarterly; Fides et Humilitas; Foundations; Mid-America Journal of Theology; Reformed Theological Review; Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology; Puritan Reformed Journal; Journal of Baptist Studies; American Theological Inquiry.
Faith and Learning

Because all truth is God's truth, and because Christ is the ordering principle of reality, all learning should follow the ancient maxim of "faith seeking understanding." As a committed Christian, my teaching is conscious of the Lordship of Christ, and committed to the deposit of Christian wisdom handed to us by our forebears. Though I now work in a university, I am committed to using my scholarship and teaching for the church.