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Gordon Donald Fee Dr. Gordon Fee

Well loved Bible scholar and teacher, Dr. Fee was born in 1934. He taught briefly at Wheaton College in Illinois, and for several years at Vanguard University of Southern California. Then he taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts until 1986. He then moved to Regent College in Vancouver, Canada where he was Professor Emeritus. He serves on the advisory board of the International Institute for Christian Studies. 

Dr Fee familyDr. Fee (seated left) was born in 1934 in Ashland, Oregon, to Donald Horace Fee (1907-1999, seated right) and Gracy Irene Jacobson (1906-1973). He has one older sister, Donna Mae. His father pastored several churches in Washington state. Dr. Fee received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Seattle Pacific University and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Fee is one of the leading experts in pneumatology and the textual criticism of the New Testament Bible. He is the author of several books on Biblical exegesis, including How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart), the "sequel," How to Read the Bible Book by Book, and How to Choose a Translation for all its Worth (co-authored with Mark L. Strauss) and a major commentary on 1 Corinthians as well as numerous other commentaries on various books in the New Testament. In the 1990s he succeeded F.F. Bruce to become the editor of the evangelical commentary series, the NewHow 2 read the Bible International Commentary of the New Testament of which his commentary on 1 Corinthians is a part.

Dr. Fee is a member of the CBT (Committee on Bible Translation) that translated the New International Version (NIV) and its revision, the Today's New International Version (TNIV). He is also a member of the "board of reference" for "Christians for Biblical Equality," a group of Evangelical Christians that believes that the Bible advocates complete equality between men and women in both home and ministry. He was a contributing editor to the key Christian egalitarian book Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without hierarchy (2004). His abovementioned commentary consistently translates the generic "men" as "men and women" with an explanatory footnote.

Dr. Fee is an ordained minister and identifies himself as Pentecostal, even though he has written articles disagreeing with a few of the AG's fundamental Pentecostalism-specific doctrines. Dr. Fee is a strong opponent of the "prosperity gospel" (see his booklet entitled "The Disease of the Health and Wealth Gospel", Regent College Publishing, January 1, 1985, ISBN 1573830666).



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