Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ian Clary

Meet Dr. Ian Clary

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

Dr. Ian Clary is a native of Canada; most recently he lived in Toronto, Ontario, where he served as a minister at West Toronto Baptist Church. He taught at various institutions in Canada, including Redeemer University College and Heritage College and he continues to lecture at Munster Bible College in Cork, Ireland.

Clary'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.

Dr. Clary is a fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies; the London Lyceum; the Center for Baptist Renewal; and was recently a board member with the Davenant Institute. He is also a co-host of the Into Theology podcast through The Gospel Coalition Canada, and the book review editor for Evangelical Quarterly.

Clary and his wife Vicky live in Lakewood with their four children: Jack, Molly, Kate, and Tom. They are members of Calvary Redeeming Grace Church in Lakewood.

  • "'The First Care of Government': John Gill (1697-1771) on the Magistrate and the Church," Reformation Today (September-October 2022)
  • "Wider Than This One Church: The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada," 1953-1970, in Taylor Murray and Paul R. Wilson, eds., Canadian Baptist Fundamentalism, 1878-1978, McMaster General Studies Series 14 (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2022)
  • "'Not the Same God': Alexander Carson (1776-1844) and the Ulster Trinitarian Controversy," Perichoresis: The Theological Journal of Emanuel University1 (2022)
  • "Puritans and Theonomy, Reconsidered: A Review of Joseph Boot, Mission of God," Mere Orthodoxy (January 2022)
  • God Crowns His Own Gifts: Augustine, Grace, and the Monks of Hadrumetum (Peterborough, ON: H&E Academic, 2021)
  • "'The Centre of Christianity — the Doctrine of the Cross': Andrew Fuller as a Reformed Theologian," in Nathan A. Finn, Jeff Robinson Sr., and Shane Shaddix, eds., Understanding Andrew Fuller: Life, Thought, and Legacies Volume 1 (Peterborough, ON: H&E Publishing, 2021)
  • "'Conjugal Union': John Gill on Christian Marriage," The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 25.1 (2021)
  • Reformed Evangelicalism and the Search for a Usable Past: The Historiography of Arnold Dallimore, Pastor-Historian (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020)
  • "Arnold Dallimore: Whitefield's Champion," in Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones, eds., Evangelicalism and its Historians, Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism (Abingdon, UK: Routledge Publishing, 2019)
  • One for All Delivered to the Saints: Essays on the History of the Christian Faith in Honor of Gerald L. Priest (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019) with Michael Haykin and Allen Mickle
  • "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 (Göttingen: 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 other articles and reviews in: Evangelical Quarterly; Religious Studies Review; Fides et Humilitas; Foundations; Mid-America Journal of Theology; Reformed Theological Review; Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology; Puritan Reformed Journal; Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministries; Journal of Baptist Studies; American Theological Inquiry.
  • Scholarly presentations for: Institute for the Studies of Religion (Baylor); the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies (SBTS); Evangelical Theological Society; Canadian Baptist Historical Society; CCU annual Symposium