James M. Arcadi, PhD

Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

Faculty Since 2018


BA, Biola University
MDiv, ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Bristol


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Dr. Arcadi teaches and writes at the intersection of biblical studies, philosophy, and theology, always with an eye toward the practical and pastoral implications of academic work. From 2015 to 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Analytic Theology for Theological Formation Project at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and, from 2015 to 2017, a Research Fellow in the Jewish Philosophical Theology Project at the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Prior to these appointments, he taught history, theology, and writing for seven years at Gordon College in Wenham, MA where he was also a Visiting Fellow in the Center for Faith and Inquiry.

Dr. Arcadi is on research leave for the 2021-22 academic year. He will be executing a $75,000 grant with Drs. Stephen Greggo and Geoffrey Fulkerson from the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Science for the Seminaries” Project. For the spring semester, he will be a Research Fellow in “The Creation Project” at the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding. 

Alongside his academic work, Dr. Arcadi is ordained in the Anglican Church in North America having served at parishes in Massachusetts, California, and Illinois. He currently serves at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, IL.

Selected Publications

An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

The Nature and Promise of Analytic Theology, co-author (Brill, 2019).

Love: Divine and Human, co-editor (T&T Clark, 2019).

T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology, co-editor (T&T Clark, 2021).

Analyzing Prayer: Theological and Philosophical Essays, co-editor (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Essays in Scottish Journal of Theology, Journal of Theological Interpretation, Religious Studies, Journal of Anglican Studies, Topoi, TheoLogica, Philosophy Compass, Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, and The Heythrop Journal, as well as numerous edited volumes.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • American Academy of Religion, member
  • Evangelical Theological Society, member
  • Carl F.H. Henry Resident Fellowship, “The priesthood of all humanity: human uniqueness and commonality in the image of God,” Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, 2022.
  • Science for the Seminaries (co-awardee), “Scientific enhancements to theological anthropology and spiritual formation,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2021.
  • Faculty Networking Grant (co-awardee), “Experiencing the Sacred,” Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 2019.


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