Dr. Larry Tyler

Dean of the School of Bible and Theology

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336.714.7989
Office: Stevens Hall 201
tylerl@piedmontu.edu

 

Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006
Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Georgia, 1970

About
Dr. Tyler took an early retirement from the Medical College of Georgia in 2001 to pursue his life-long goal of teaching the Bible at the seminary level. After completing his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, he began his teaching career at PIU in 2006. Since then he has also become the Dean of the School of Bible & Theology.

On Sundays, he also serves as the Pastor of Big Oak Christian Church (Baptistic) in Biscoe, NC. He enjoys preparing messages for laymen just as much as he does for his students at PIU. His expository messages communicate both the meaning of Scripture as well as the practical aspects that need to be applied to our lives today.

He and his wife, Sandy, have four sons, one daughter, and one granddaughter. He firmly believes in the importance of discipline and in exercising the body, the soul, and the mind. In addition to teaching and preaching, he regularly works out at Planet Fitness three times a week with his sons and sometimes his wife. Normally he eats lunch at his desk, and if time allows, he goes to a greenway near PIU for a short walk. His favorite hobby is playing golf.

Courses Taught
Seminar in Greek Exegetical Methods
Greek Exegetical Themes
Exegetical Studies in Gospel Narratives
Exegetical Studies in Johannine Literature
Exegetical Studies in Pauline Literature
Exegetical Studies in Non-Pauline Literature
History of Hermeneutics
Teaching Practicum
Dissertation Writing & Defense I
Dissertation Writing & Defense II
Greek I
Greek II
Dispensationalism
Introduction to Hermeneutics
Introduction to the New Testament
Gospel of John
Epistle to the Galatians
Epistle to the Ephesians
Epistle to the Philippians
Epistle to the Hebrews
Johannine Theology
Systematic Theology III


Books, Articles, Memberships, and Scholarly Presentations
Dissertation—AN ANALYSIS OF AMILLENNIALISM, HISTORIC PREMILLENNIALISM, PROGRESSIVE DISPENSATIONALISM, AND TRADITIONAL DISPENSATIONALISM: A HERMENEUTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FULFILLMENT OF THE ABRAHAMIC, DAVIDIC, AND NEW COVENANTS IN CONTEMPORARY EVANGELICAL RESEARCH

Articles
“Doors of Opportunity.” Voice Journal (March/April 2008): 27–28.
"A Brief Survey of the Christology of the Apocalypse.” Aletheias Journal 1 (Dec 2012): 80-85.

Memberships
Evangelical Theological Society

Presentations
“A Brief Survey of the Christology of the Apocalypse.” 2010 Bible Faculty Leadership Summit at Maranatha Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Watertown, Wisconsin