Dr. Brian C. Brewer centers his research and teaching on the Reformation and post-Reformation periods of Christianity. Much of his writing has focused on sacramental theology within Anabaptist writings, Martin Luther's works, and that of other reformers in the sixteenth century and the subsequent Free Church movements. He is the author of Martin Luther and the Seven Sacraments: A Contemporary Protestant Reappraisal(Baker Academic) and A Pledge of Love: The Anabaptist Sacramental Theology of Balthasar Hubmaier (Paternoster Press). He is also co-editor with David M. Whitford of the forthcoming volume, Calvin and the Early Reformation (E.J. Brill) and editor of the book, Distinctly Baptist: Proclaiming Identity in a New Generation (Judson). Brewer has contributed dozens of articles to such journals as Harvard Theological Review, Evangelical Quarterly, Mennonite Quarterly Review, and Perspectives in Religious Studies.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Brewer holds a B.A. in religion from Baylor University. His M.Div. degree is from the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the very first graduate of the institution. Dr. Brewer subsequently earned a Master of Theology in Homiletics and Worship from Princeton Theological Seminary and also a Master of Philosophy and the Ph.D. degree, both in historical theology, from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
A seasoned pastor, Brewer served as senior pastor of Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi and as pastor of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Additionally, he has served as interim pastor to churches throughout the region. Dr. Brewer is a member of the Doctrine and Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. Upon joining the faculty at Truett Seminary, Brewer became the first alumnus of the institution to be elected as a professor.
Dr. Brewer continues to stay connected to local congregations as a preacher and conference speaker, recognizing both preaching and teaching as his Christian calling.