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Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. is a Calvinist theologian, Presbyterian minister, and Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Gaffin was born to missionaries to China.[1] Gaffin received a B.A. from Calvin College (1958), a B.D. (1961), Th.M. (1962), and Th.D. (1969) from Westminster Theological Seminary, and undertook graduate studies at Georg-August University of Göttingen (1962-1963). He has taught at Westminster since 1965. He is an ordained teaching elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.[2]


Gaffin is the author books including Resurrection and Redemption (ISBN 0875522718), Perspectives on Pentecost (ISBN 0875522696), Calvin and the Sabbath (ISBN 978-1857923766), and By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation (ISBN 184227418X). He has contributed to or edited several volumes, including Jerusalem and Athens (a Festschrift for Cornelius Van Til), Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation; The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos (editor), Biblical Principles & Business: The Foundations, and Theonomy: A Reformed Critique. He has also written many academic articles such as:




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