Dr. James Strauss

  James Dean Strauss (born July 3, 1929; died March 19, 2014) is an American theologian who was professor of theology and philosophy at Lincoln Christian Seminary from 1967-1994. He has been described by many as the Einstein of the Restoration Movement.

   Dr. Strauss is a graduate of the Cincinnati Bible Seminary, where he studied under R.C. Foster, Lewis Foster, George Mark Elliott and Grayson Ensign.  At Christian Theological Seminary, it was Dr. Walter Sykes who made his impact. He earned the Th.M. At the Chicago Graduate School of Theology, and the D.Min from Eden Theological Seminary.

Lincoln Christian Seminary has dedicated an internet page to some of the more significant papers of Dr. Strauss:


There is a very good article on Dr Strauss here

C. S. Lewis' Legacy of Apologetic Literature

A Comparison between Calvinism and Arminianism

Representative Sermons

Baptism and Our Ultimate Citizenship

The Devils Advocate and the Resurrection

Discipleship- Summons to Adventure

Gods on the Move

The Gospel of John’s Unity    

The Gospel of Romans and Nightmare in Camelot

The Great Scandal of: ‘No Other Name’

Jesus’ Authority (Matt: 8.17)

Jesus’ Compassion (Matt 9-10)

Jesus’ Divisiveness (Matt 10)

Jesus’ Mission: New Wine Skins (Matt 9.1-17)

Jesus’ Trustworthiness (Matt 9.18)

Jesus Under Fire (Rom 5)

John 20:30-31: The Great Explanation

John 3.22

New Wine Skins for the Secular Age

Pentecost and the Purpose of  the Church

Truth to Tell

Who Sets the Agenda?--Historical Context (Matt 28)

Will the Authentic Jesus Please Stand Up (Matt 8.18-34)

Celebrating Liberation (The Lord’s Table)

Theology of Promise and the Theology of Grace

Abraham and the Promise

Hesed (Grace in the O.T.) in the Bible

Occasions of Grace in Luke/Acts

Occasions of Grace in Paul

Occasions of Grace: Discipleship and Doctrine

Promise and Blessing

Promise and Covenant: Abraham, Moses, and David

Promise and Elijah

Promise and Eschatology

Promise and the Future of the Jews (Rom 9-11)

Promise in Galatians and Romans

Promise and Hermeneutic

Promise and the Holy Spirit

Promise and Hosea

Promise: Jeremiah’s New Covenant Theme in Hebrews 8-10

Promise: Israel and the Goyim

Promise and John’s Revelation

Promise and the Land

Promise and Law

The Old Covenant and the New Promise: Jeremiah 31.31-34; Hebrews 8-10

The Promise and the Presence

Promise: Theme: Prophets, Covenant, and Promise

Promise and Rest

Promise and Remnant

Promise Theology Syllabus

Two Testaments One Bible

Two Testaments and One Lord

Promise and Prophecy

The Promise in the Wisdom Literature: Life In The Promise