Curriculum Vitae

Updated June 2018

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in New Testament Studies, Princeton Theologi­cal Seminary, 1989. Disserta­tion defended cum laude (supervisors: Paul W. Meyer; Martinus C. de Boer). Additional area: Early Church History

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1982. Concentration: New Testament

B.A. (summa cum laude), Gordon College, 1977. Major: French; minors: New Testament/Greek, education

DISSERTATION

The Self, the Lord, and The Other: The Sig­nificance of Reflexive Pronoun Construc­tions in the Letters of Paul, with a Comparison to the “Discourses” of Epictetus (an examination of Paul’s narrative identity, Christology, and ethic)

 

TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD, 1991-

  • Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology, 2012-
  • Special Assistant to the President Rector for Faculty Development, 2014-
  • Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2002-12
  • Professor of New Testament and Early Church History, The School of Theology and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1998-2002
  • Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Church History, The School of Theology and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1993-98
  • Extraordinary Member, The Pontifical Faculty, 1993-
  • Adjunct Professor, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1991-93
  • Dean, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1995-2012
  • Acting Dean, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1994-95
  • Associate Dean, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1993

 

Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Summer 2017, Summer 2019

  • Visiting Lecturer (Reading Paul Missionally; Ephesians)

 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, Spring 2009

  • Visiting Professor of New Testament (Pauline Spirituality for Church and Ministry; Revelation and its Interpreters; supervisor of independent study in NT ethics and Th.M. thesis on Phil 2:6-11)

 

Shalom University, Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2016-

  • Adjunct Professor of New Testament (for doctoral students)

 

Grand Séminaire Notre Dame de l’Espérance, Bertoua, Cameroun, May 2009

  • Visiting Professor of New Testament (Pauline Epistles, Romans, Catholic Epistles)

 

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

  • Guest Professor of New Testament (Salvation in the New Testament), January 2009
  • Instructor for United Methodist Church Course of Study, 2013-

 

Mars Hill Graduate School, Bothell, Washington, Spring 2006

  • Visiting (Adjunct) Professor (The Church’s Mission in a Global Context)

 

The Council for Religion in Independent Schools (CRIS), Washington, DC, 1989-1993

  • Acting Director, May-July 1993
  • Assistant Director, 1989-1993

 

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, 1981-1987

  • Instructor in Greek, 1986
  • Instructor, seminar in exegesis and preaching for Presbyterian ordinands (non-credit), 1983-87
  • Assistant Instructor in Greek, 1985
  • Seminary Tutor in Greek and Exegesis, Fall 1984 (supervisor: Martin de Boer)
  • Teaching Fellow in NT Studies, 1983-84 (supervisor: Bruce Metzger)
  • Teaching Assistant in Greek and NT, 1981?82 (super­visors: Elizabeth Edwards, David Adams)

 

Gordon College, Wenham, MA, 1974-76

  • Teaching Assistant in New Testament, 1975-76
  • Tutor in Foreign Languages and Linguistics, 1974-76

 

 

EXTERNAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • External Reader, Ph.D. dissertation in New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, fall 2016
  • External Reader, M.A. dissertation in biblical studies, Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, CA, spring 2012
  • External Reader, Ph.D. dissertation in New Testament, McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton, ON, spring 2011
  • External Reader, M.A. dissertation in systematic theology, The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, spring 2011
  • Promotion and Tenure External Committee Member, four institutions

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Member, Editorial Council, Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, 2009-
  • Member, Editorial Council, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 2005-
  • Member, Advisory Board, Cascade Books, a division of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2003-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History, and Science, 1996-2008
  • Guest Teacher/Presenter, Numerous churches and organizations, on a wide variety of biblical and theological topics, 1985-
  • Member, ETHICS (Eastern Testing and Human Investigations Committee for Safety), an independent medical review board, 1980-87
  • Bibliographer, Christianity in China Resources Project, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1985-86

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Bible, New Testament & Greek: Orientation to Biblical Studies; Literature & Theology of the NT; Paul; Pauline Epistles; Theology of Paul; Seminar in Pauline Theology; Currents in Pauline Theology; Spirituality of Paul; Pauline Spirituality for Church and Ministry; Paul and the Missional Church; Reading Paul Missionally (Regent College); Paul and the Proclamation of the Gospel (team taught); Romans (English and Greek); Romans as Christian Theology; 1 Corinthians; Paul as Pastor: 1 Corinthians; The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles; Gospel of John (English and Greek); Currents in Johannine Theology; Exegesis of Ephesians (Greek); The Catholic Epistles; Exegesis of Hebrews (Greek); The Book of Revelation and its Interpreters; Hymns and Creeds in the NT (Greek); Ethics in the NT; Moral Theology of the NT; NT Christology; Salvation in the NT; Currents in New Testament Soteriology; Biblical Interpretation in the Church; Reading Scripture (D.Min. course, sometimes team taught); Introduction to NT Greek; Intermediate NT Greek; Readings in Biblical Greek; Greek for Pastors; Interpreting the Greek NT; Contemporary Issues in NT Interpretation

Homiletics: Exegesis for Preaching; Preaching from the Lectionary

Church History: Patristics; The Early Christian Church; Apologists and Martyrs in Early Christianity; Readings in Early Christian Ethics; War and Peace in the Christian Tradition; Abortion and the Churches in Historical Perspective

Theological Ethics, Spirituality, and Interdisciplinary: The Bible and Christian Ethics; Colloquium on The Cross; The Church in a Post-Christian Context (see also under other courses above); Colloquium on Conversion; The Church’s Mission in a Global Context; Conversion in the New Testament and the Postmodern Context (team taught); Taizé: Communities of Prayer and Reconciliation; The Writings of N. T. Wright; The Holy Spirit in Scripture, Tradition, and Christian Experience (team taught with Mark Gorman); Spirituality in the New Testament

Other: Introduction to Theological Study, Research, and Writing

Independent Studies Supervised: Literature & Theology of the NT; Ethics in the NT; Pauline Theology; Classic Theologies of Paul; Covenant and Mission in Paul; Pauline Soteriology; Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Interpretations of Paul; Paul; Romans; Romans as Christian Theology; History of the Exegesis of Romans; Exegesis of Romans (Greek); Readings in the Fathers; The Bible and Ethics in Ecumenical Perspective; The Bible and Moral Theology; The Family in First-Century Palestine; Apocalyptic Literature; Early Church History; Biblical Interpretation in the Church; Methods of NT Interpretation; Ancient Sources for NT Study; Johannine Theology; The Spirituality of the Gospel of John

M.A. Theses Supervised: Divine Justice and Weakness in 1 Corinthians (2010-12); Jesus and the Family in the Gospel According to Luke (1996-98); The Theological Interpretation of Scripture in Lutheran Social Statements on Abortion (1995-97)

 Th.M. Thesis Supervised: The Origins and Significance of the Giving of the Name in Phil 2:6-11 (Duke Divinity School, 2009)

S.T.L. Theses Supervised: Peter’s Confession at Caesarea Philippi: An Exegetical and Theological Analysis of Matthew 16:13-20 (2011-2012); A Social-Royal and Counter-Imperial Reading of euangelion: Romans 1:1-5 (2011-12); A Non-Sacramental Reading of John 6 (2012-13)

Ph.D. Dissertations Supervised: The Kingdom of God in the Gospel of John (Shalom University, Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo; 2016-)

AWARDS/RECOGNITION FOR TEACHING/SCHOLARSHIP

  • Named Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology, 2015-2016; project: “Missional Theosis in the New Testament”
  • Ecumenical Institute of Theology Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2001-02, 2012-13
  • Named as first occupant of the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, 2011 (effective July 2012)
  • Invited to be a Visiting Professor, Duke Divinity School, 2008-2009
  • Fortress Press National Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Theological Teaching, November 2005 (awarded at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature)

 

OTHER AWARDS/RECOGNITION

  • The Bryce Shoemaker Ecumenical Leaders Award, Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, May 2012

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

PAUL

  1. Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality (Baker Academic; forthcoming spring 2019)
  2. Participation: Paul’s Vision of Life in Christ(2018; Grove booklet)
  3. Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters. 2nd ed. (Eerdmans, 2017)
  4. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission (Eerdmans, 2015)
  5. Peace in Paul and Luke (2015; Grove booklet)
  6. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology (Eerdmans, 2009)
  7. Reading Paul (Cascade/Paternoster, 2008)
  8. Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (Eerdmans, 2004; rev. ed. 2017)
  9. Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross (Eerdmans, 2001)

 

JOHANNINE LITERATURE

  1.  Abide and Go: Missional Theosis in the Gospel of John (Cascade, 2018)
  2.  Reading Revelation Responsibly; Uncivil Worship and Witness; Following the Lamb into the New Creation (Cascade, 2011)

 

OTHER TOPICS IN BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

  1. The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement (Cascade, 2014)

 

EXEGESIS AND HERMENEUTICS

  1. Scripture and its Interpretation: A Global, Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible (editor, and author of approximately 15%; Baker Academic, 2017)
  2. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. 2nd ed. (Hendrickson, 2009; Baker Academic as of fall 2010)
  3. Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible [editor, and author of approximately 20%] (Hendrickson, 2005; Baker as of fall 2010)
  4. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers (Hendrickson, 2001)
  5. Texts and Contexts: A Guide to Careful Thinking and Writing about the Bible (The Council for Religion, 1990; rev. ed distributed by the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, 1994; published by Wipf and Stock, 1998)

 

 ETHICS

  1. Holy Abortion? A Theological Critique of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (with Ann Loar Brooks; Wipf and Stock 2003)
  2. Abortion and the Early Church: Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attitudes in the Greco?Roman World (InterVarsity and Paulist, 1982; repr. Wipf and Stock, 1998)

 

OTHER

  1. Award-Winning Community Service Programs, ed. with Catherine D. Sands (The Council for Religion; four editions, 1990-93)

 

Books (Translations)

  1. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission (Korean, forthcoming—Holy Wave Publishing)
  2. The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement (Korean, 2016—Ekklesia Publications)
  3. Reading Revelation Responsibly; Uncivil Worship and Witness; Following the Lamb into the New Creation (Korean, 2014—Holy Wave Publishing; http://cafe.naver.com/hwplus/1102)
  4. Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (Korean, 2014—Christian Literature Society of Korea; http://clsk.org/bookshop/book_view.asp?p_key=2416)
  5. Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross (Korean, 2010—Holy Wave Plus)
  6. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers as Opening the Sacred Text (Korean, 2006; Portuguese, forthcoming 2019—Vida Melhor Editora)

 

Books in Preparation

  1. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers, 3rd ed. (Baker Academic; forthcoming 2020)

 List of articles available on request

 

SERVICE TO THE SCHOLARLY COMMUNITY

Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Theological Interpretation of Scripture Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature (national), 2013-16

Chair, Steering Committee, Theological Interpretation of Scripture Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature (national), 2011-13

Member, Steering Committee, Pauline Soteriology Group, Society of Biblical Literature (national), 2012-

Member, Editorial Board, the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters (international), 2009-

Member, Steering Committee, Gospel and our Culture Network (GOCN) Forum on Missional Hermeneutics, Affiliate of the Society of Biblical Literature (national), 2009-16

Chair, Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture Group session, Society of Biblical Literature (national), 2008-11

Member, Steering Committee, Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture Group, Society of Biblical Literature (national), 2007-08

Chair, Visitation Team, Association of Theological Schools, Extension Site of Andrews University Seminary, Newbold College, England, June 2002

Founder and Co-Convenor, Baltimore Area Religion and Theology Scholars Association (BARTSA), 1997-99

Section Chair, Mid-Atlantic Region, Society of Biblical Literature, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007

Tenure review assignments from other theological schools

Reading and reviewing scholarly mss. for publishers and authors


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