Dr. Hansen received a B. A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College (1968), a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1972), and a Th.D. from Wycliffe College (1985). He has over 40 years of global ministry experience in both pastoral and academic contexts. Since 1985, Dr. Hansen has been teaching New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he is now Professor of Global Theological Education.
His areas of interest include Pauline Studies, Luke-Acts, and New Testament ethics. He has published extensively in these areas, including Abraham in Galatians: Epistolary and Rhetorical Contexts. JSNTSup 29. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1989; “Paul’s Three Dimensional Application of Genesis 15:6 in Galatians,” Trinity Theological Journal 1 (1989) 59-77; Commentary on Galatians. Downers Grove: IVP, 1994; “Paul’s Conversion and His Ethic of Freedom in Galatians,” in The Road from Damascus: The Impact of Paul’s Conversion on His Life, Thought, and Ministry. edited by Richard N. Longenecker (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997) 213-237; “Resurrection and the Christian Life in Paul’s Letters,” in Life in the Face of Death. The Resurrection Message of the New Testament, edited by Richard Longenecker. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998; “Transformation of Relationships: Partnership, Citizenship, and Friendship in Philippi,” in New Testament Greek and Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Gerald F. Hawthorne. Edited by Amy Donaldson and Tim Sailors. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003; and, The Letter to the Philippians, The Pillar New Testament Commentary, edited by D. A. Carson. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
Beyond New Testament Studies, Dr. Hansen is also interested in the relationship between visual arts and theology. Dr. Hansen is married to Darlene Kirk Hansen, and they have three children and seven grandchildren. The Hansens currently reside in Chicago.