Senior Professor of Christian Theology and Spiritual Formation
He received a PhD in biblical and historical theology from the University of Manchester, England, an MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an MS from Adelphi University, and a BS from Wheaton College.
Dr. Bruce Demarest joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 1975. He is currently professor of spiritual formation and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Theological Thinkers and Cultural Group, and Spiritual Formation Forum.
Dr. Demarest served as a Naval officer in the Atlantic fleet. After that, he served for five years as a missionary educator in West Africa, then for five years as theological secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) based in Europe . He has taught as adjunct professor at Trinity International University, Ontario Theological Seminary, Providence Theological Seminary, Associated Canadian Theological Schools, Sangre de Cristo Seminary, and the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology.
Dr. Demarest has written A History of Interpretation of Hebrews 7:10 from the Reformation to the Present, Who is Jesus, General Revelation: Historical Views and Contemporary Issues, The Cross and Salvation, Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality, Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director, and has coauthored The Human Person in Theology and Psychology with Jim Beck and Integrative Theology with Gordon Lewis.
He coedited Challenges to Inerrancy: A Theological Response, has contributed to the New International Dictionary of the Christian Church, New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, New Dictionary of Theology and Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, and has coedited and contributed to the Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture. He has authored many articles in journals and magazines and is a contributing editor to the Renovaré Spiritual Formation Study Bible. Dr. Demarest presents workshops and retreats on spiritual formation, the spiritual journey, and spiritual mentoring and direction.