Dr. John S. Knox, PhD in Theology & Religion


PhD in Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham (UK), 2009.

MA in Theological Studies: Christian History & Thought, George Fox University, 2002.

BA in English (Summa Cum Laude), Oregon State University, 2013.

BA in History, Oregon State University, 1991.



Online Instructor of Theological and General Studies

Liberty Seminary, Lynchburg, VA (Sept. 2010 – Present).

Online Graduate Courses: Apologetics, Introduction to Seminary Studies.


Instructor of Biblical Studies / Scholar-in-Residence / Content Editor for Kardia Journal

Biblical Studies Center, Boise, ID (Apr. 2015 – Present).

Bible Courses: Jesus in the Cinema, The Psalms, The Gospel of John, The Epistle to the Romans.


Adjunct Professor of History

Knowledge Elements, Portland, OR (Aug. 2009 – Present).

Online Courses: Introduction to Christian Theology, Church History I & II, Western Civ.


Visiting Professor of History & Religion

George Fox University, Newberg, OR (Sept. 2013 – Aug. 2014).

Bible Courses: Bible Survey (OT/NT), Life of Christ, Wisdom Literature.

Religion Courses: Christian Foundations, Christianity in Society.

Mentoring: Faculty support; assisted with development, creation, and review of new online courses.


Adjunct Professor of History & Religion

George Fox University, Newberg, OR (Sept. 2003 – Aug. 2013).

Bible Courses: Bible and Cinema, Bible Survey (OT/NT), Interpretation of the Bible, Intro to New Testament, Life of Christ, Psalms, Wisdom Literature, Women in the Bible.

Religion Courses: Christian Foundations, Christian History, Christianity in Society, Pneumatology.

Gen Ed/History Courses: First Year Seminar, History of England to 1688, History of United States, Modern Russia, Racquetball, Western Civilization.

Committee Work: Ed. Technology/Blended Learning Task Force, International Chapel Committee.

Mentoring: Faculty support; assisted with development, creation, and review of new online courses.


Adjunct Professor of History/Religion

Multnomah University, Portland, OR (Jan. 2006 – Sept. 2013).

Theology/Religion Courses: Acts & Pauline Epistles, Holy Spirit & Angels, Church & Future Things, Works of C.S. Lewis; History of Christianity; Bible Study Methods.

Humanities Courses: Intro Ethics, Intro Fine Arts, Intro Philosophy, Intro Sociology, Western Civ.

DCP Curriculum Development: History of Christianity, Western Civilization, Sociology, C.S. Lewis


Adjunct Professor of History/Humanities

Concordia University, Portland, OR (May 2007 – Dec. 2010).

Humanities Courses: Pre-modern to Postmodern World, Modern Europe, Intro Sociology.


Technology Mini-Grant/Camp Instructor

George Fox Seminary, Portland, OR (Aug. 2002/May 2003).

Lilly Grant-funded research of image/video banks for resources, costs, availability; Instructor of media.



Sacro-Egoism: The Rise of Religious Individualism in the West, Wipf & Stock (Spring 2016).

The Letter of Alon, CrossLink Publishing (Fall 2013).



“The Didache: A Moral and Liturgical Document of Instruction.” Ancient.eu (Spring 2016).

“Franciscus Gomarus: Arminius’ Adamant Adversary,” The Arminian Magazine 34:1 (Spring 2016).

Several book reviews with SimplyCharly.com (2016).

Assorted entries (20) in The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the U.S., Rowman & Littlefield (2016).

“The Value of Biblical Education,” Kardia: The Journal for Student Spiritual Life 1, no. 1 (2015): 2-3.

“Future Emphasis of the Church in the Pacific Northwest,” ChristandCascadia.com (Spring 2014).

“Radical Individualism in the Modern World (Parts 1–2),” ChristandCascadia.com (Spring 2014).

“Getting Acquainted with Arminius (Parts 1–6),” The Arminian Magazine (2010–2013).

“Book Review: Spiritual Literacy in John Wesley’s Methodism: Reading, Writing, and Speaking to Believe by Vicki Tolar Burton,” The English Letter: Oregon State University (2009).

“Sacro-Egoism and the Shifting Paradigm of Religiosity,” Implicit Religion 11, no. 2 (2008).



“Interview: The McMinnville Project,” Frontiers of Consciousness: Yamhill Dharma Group (Televised—Public Access Cable, May 2010).

“Mac Spirituality Displays Independent Streak,” Interview on Knox PhD Project Findings, McMinnville News-Register (Fall 2009).



“Sacro-Egoism and Alternative Lifestyle Practices,” Denton Conference of Implicit Religion (2013).

“Sacro-Egoism and the Shifting Paradigm of Religiosity,” British Sociology Association (2009).

“Sacro-Egoism and the Radical Individualism of the West,” American Sociology Association (2007).

“Sacro-Egoism,” Poster Session, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2006).