Director of JESociety

Rob and his wife Stephanie

Rob Boss earned a MATh (Master of Arts in Theology) and a PhD in church history and historical theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His research interests are in the early modern period, eighteenth-century Evangelical spiritual awakenings, and the creative early Evangelical theologians John Bunyan, Benjamin Keach, and Jonathan Edwards and their devotional view of the world.

Boss’s first book was God-Haunted World: The Elemental Theology of Jonathan Edwards (2015). His second book, as a co-editor, was A Collection of Essays on Jonathan Edwards (2016). His third book was Bright Shadows of Divine Things: The Devotional World of Jonathan Edwards (2017). In addition to his books, he has contributed several articles to The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans, 2017). He has presented papers at conferences, served as a pastor in Oklahoma, and taught as an adjunct professor of church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Boss is enthusiastic about upcoming collaborative projects which will demonstrate the continued relevance of Edwards’ fruitful theology.