Jonathan Marko

Assistant Professor of Philosophical & Systematic Theology

Faculty Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - Bible, Religion & Ministry

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Dr. Jonathan Stevens Marko has a passion for teaching, discipleship and research. Before attending seminary, Dr. Marko was a mechanical engineer for two years. After seminary, he served as a pastor for over two years before moving to Grand Rapids to enter Calvin Theological Seminary's doctoral program. During his second year at Calvin, Dr. Marko came on board at Cornerstone University.

Dr. Marko instructs courses in philosophy and theology in Cornerstone's traditional undergraduate program and at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, serves as an Elder of Adult Discipleship and assists with pulpit supply.

"I love my time in the classroom. It offers ample opportunities to build up Christ's body. It is an intersection of mentoring, friendships, challenges, the fruits of study and research, and piety."

—Dr. Jonathan Marko


  • Measuring the Distance between Locke and Toland: Reason, Revelation, and Rejection during the Locke-Stillingfleet Debate (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2017)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • "Why Locke's 'Of Power' Is Not a Metaphysical Pronouncement: Locke's Response to Molyneux's Critique," Philosophy and Theology 29 no. 1 (2017): 41-68
  • "The Brave New World of Discordant Voices into Which Jonathan Edwards Was Born," A Collection of Essays on Jonathan Edwards (Fortworth: Jonathan Edwards Society Press, 2016)
  • "The Promulgation of Right Morals: John Locke on the Church and the Christian as the Salvation of Society," Journal of Markets and Morality 19, no. 1 (2016): 41-59
  • "Above Reason Propositions and Contradiction in the Religious Thought of Robert Boyle," Forum Philosophicum 19, no. 2 (2014): 227-239
  • "Justification, Ecumenism, and Heretical Red Herrings in John Locke's The Reasonableness of Christianity," Philosophy and Theology 26, no. 2 (2014): 245-266
  • "Revisiting the Question: Is Anthony Collins the Author of the 1729 Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity?,” Philosophy and Theology 22, nos. 1 & 2 (2010): 77-104
  • "'Free Choice' in Calvin's Concepts of Regeneration and Moral Agency: How Free Are We?," Ashland Theological Journal 42 (2010): 41-60

Encyclopedia Articles

  • "Deism," A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, William B. Eerdmans, 2016 (forthcoming)
  • "Socinianism," A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, William B. Eerdmans, 2016 (forthcoming)

Books Reviews

  • Review of Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works by James K. A. Smith, Calvin Theological Journal 49, no. 1 (2014): 141-143
  • Review of Hold Fast the Faith: A Devotional Commentary on the Westminster Confession by Matthew Everhard, Modern Reformation 22, no. 4 (2013): 53
  • Review of The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology by John Perry, Calvin Theological Journal 47, no. 2 (2012): 360-361
  • Review of Philosophy for Understanding Theology by Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted, Ashland Theological Journal 42 (2010): 142-144


  • Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Honors College


- Prolegomena
- Epistemology
- Enlightenment era philosophers
- Metaphysics
- Theology proper

Campus Involvement

- Faculty Senator