Lyle D. Bierma

Dr. Lyle D. Bierma

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Jean and Kenneth Baker Professor of Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

A.B., Calvin College, 1973
B.D., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1976
Ph.D., Duke University, 1980

Lyle Bierma joined the faculty after nineteen years of teaching doctrine and church history at Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a child, he spent several years in Nigeria as part of a missionary family, and more recently he has done short-term teaching stints at seminaries in Nigeria, Brazil, India, and Serbia.

Lyle is the editor of the Calvin Theological Journal, the translator or co-translator of seven German and Dutch books, and the author of The Covenant Theology of Caspar Olevianus (2d ed., 2005) and An Introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism: Sources, History, and Theology (2005). His current research projects include a book on the theology of the Heidelberg Catechism and a translation of a 1576 Latin work on the covenant of grace by Heidelberg theologian Caspar Olevianus.

Lyle is married with two grown children and one grandchild. His interests include reading, travel, tennis, and playing ping pong with Calvin Seminary students half his age.

Areas of Interest

Teaching stints in Nigeria, Brazil, India, and Serbia

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