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R. Scott Clark

Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
R. Scott Clark

Dr. Clark has taught at Westminster Seminary California since 1997, during which time he also served as Academic Dean (1997–2000), and has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, and Concordia University, Irvine. He has been a minister in the Reformed Church in the United States and is presently a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America. He has served congregations in Missouri and California.

Among his publications are Always Reformed: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey (co-editor and contributor); Recovering the Reformed Confession; Caspar Olevian and the Substance of the Covenant; Covenant, Baptism, and Election; Classic Reformed Theology (series editor), Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry (editor and contributor); Protestant Scholasticism: Essays in Reassessment (co-editor and contributor); Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy (contributor); A Companion to Paul in the Reformation (contributor); Sober, Strict, and Scriptural (contributor); Reforming or Conforming? (contributor); The Faith Once Delivered (contributor); Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes (contributor); The Pattern of Sound Doctrine (contributor); The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century (contributor); The New Dictionary of Theology (contributor); Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (contributor); The New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics (contributor); and The Compromised Church (contributor). He has also written for The Westminster Theological Journal, The Concordia Theological Quarterly, The Confessional Presbyterian, and for a variety of popular magazines and websites. 

Dr. Clark and his wife, Barbara, have two children and reside in Escondido.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“I want to connect my students with their past and let the past influence them, teach them, and guide them inasmuch as it can and should, and help them to think well biblically and Christianly about the faith, about the Scriptures, about themselves, about this world, and about their place in it.”

Areas of Interest and Research
Church history, Reformation and post-Reformation studies.

An interview with R. Scott Clark