Matthew Bates, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology



  • 1800 College Avenue
    Francis Hall 406
  • Quincy
  • IL
  • 62301


  • 217-228-5432 x3620

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Matthew W. Bates (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Assistant Professor of Theology at Quincy University. His main teaching area is the Bible and early Christian literature, especially the New Testament. He also teaches courses in Western Religion and Christian Spirituality. Dr. Bates is an active researcher. He writes with a posture of faith seeking understanding, with a desire to serve the church, academy, and any reader of goodwill. His most recent book, The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament (Oxford University Press, 2015), focuses on the origin and growth of the doctrine of the Trinity. He has also written a book on the Apostle Paul's method of interpreting Scripture: The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation (Baylor University Press, 2012). He is currently writing a book on the nature of faith and salvation. Dr. Bates enjoys family life, hiking, baseball, and good conversation. He loves to interact personally with his students, so stop by his office and say 'hello'.

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