Curriculum Vitae

Updated June 2019

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

 

Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand, Summer 2019

  • Visiting Lecturer (Reading Paul Missionally)

 

Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Summer 2017

  • Visiting Lecturer (Reading Paul Missionally)

 

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, 2016-18

  • 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 missional hermeneutics/New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, 2019
  • External Reader, Ph.D. dissertation in New Testament, Trinity College Bristol/University of Aberdeen, 2019
  • External Reader, Ph.D. dissertation in New Testament and missiology, Australian College of Theology, 2019
  • 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

  • Advisory Editor, From the Side of Christ series, Baker Academic, 2018-
  • 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; Currents in Gospel Studies

M.A. Theses Supervised: Capital in the New Testament: An “Economic” Vision for the People of God (2018-19); 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: Romans 14:1-15:13 The Weak and the Strong: Pastoral Challenges Concerning Latino and Caucasian Catholic Cultures in San Antonio, TX (2018-19); 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; 2016-18; not completed)

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, summer 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)
  2. Romans: A Brief Commentary (Eerdmans; forthcoming 2021)

 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

ACADEMIC

  1.  Three articles for The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, 2nd ed. (InterVarsity, forthcoming)
  2. “Missional Hermeneutics,” in T&T Clark–Bloomsbury Companion on Intercultural Theology/Missiology (T&T Clark–Bloomsbury, forthcoming)
  3. “What Did Paul Think God is Doing about What’s Wrong?” forthcoming in The New Cambridge Companion to Paul, ed. Bruce Longenecker (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming; submitted)
  4.  “New Testament Theology and Spiritual Formation,” in Spiritual Formation in the Global Context (InterVarsity Press, forthcoming 2020; submitted)
  5.  “The Discipline of Cruciformity: Civil Religion and the Missional Power of the Cross,” in Singing into a Vacuum: The Missional Shape of Spiritual Disciplines, edited by Matthew Lowe (Cascade, forthcoming; submitted)
  6.  “Pauline Theology: Perspectives, Perennial Topics, and Prospects,” in The State of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research, ed. Scot McKnight and Nijay K. Gupta (Baker Academic, forthcoming 2019),
  7.  “Romans from the Participationist Perspective,” in Preaching Romans, ed. Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica (Eerdmans, 2019), 59-79
  8.  “Introduction to the Issue Theme [“Paul and Justification: Reading Galatians 500 Years Later”], Biblical Research 63 (2018): 5-14 [?] (published summer 2019)
  9.  “John: The Nonsectarian, Missional Gospel,” in the Canadian-American Theological Journal 7 (2018): 138-62 ( published June 2019)
  10.  “Paul: His Life and Theology,” in The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist, 2018), 1656-61.
  11.  “Cruciform or Resurrectiform? Paul’s Paradoxical Practice of Participation,” Ex Auditu 33 (2017), 60-83 (published August 2018)
  12.  “The Holy Spirit and Cruciformity,” in Holy Spirit: Spokesperson, Scripture, Sermon, Society, ed. Johnson T. K. Lim (Singapore: Armour Publishing & Word N Works, 2018), 177–84
  13.  “The Spirit, the Prophets, and the End of the ‘Johannine Jesus,’” Journal of Theological Interpretation 12 (2018): 1-23
  14.  “First Corinthians and the Marks of God’s Ekkl?sia: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic,” in One God, One People, One Future: Essays In Honor Of N. T. Wright, ed. John Dunne and Eric Lewellen (SPCK/Fortress, 2018), 167-90
  15.  “Participation and Ministerial Integrity in the Letters of Paul,” in Practicing with Paul: Reflections on Paul and the Practices of Ministry in Honor of Susan G. Eastman, ed. Presian Burroughs (Cascade, 2017), 1-14
  16.  “Reading Gal 2:15-21 Theologically: Beyond Old and New, Beyond West and East,” in Participation, Justification and Conversion: Eastern Orthodox Interpretation of Paul and the Debate between Old and New Perspectives on Paul, ed. Athanasios Despotis (Mohr Siebeck, 2017), 321-47
  17.  “John’s Implicit Ethic of Enemy-Love,” in Johannine Ethics, ed. Christopher W. Skinner and Sherri Brown (Fortress, 2017), 171-94
  18.  “The Cross in Paul: Christophany, Theophany, Ecclesiophany,” in Ecclesia and Ethics, ed. E. Allen Jones III, John Frederick, John Anthony Dunne, Eric Lewellen, and Janghoon Park (T&T Clark, 2016), 21-40
  19.  “The Apocalyptic New Covenant and the Shape of Life in the Spirit according to Galatians,” in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination, ed. Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston (Fortress, 2016), 317-37
  20.  “The Work of Christ in the New Testament,” The Oxford Handbook of Christology, ed. Francesca Aran Murphy (Oxford University Press, 2015), 72-86
  21.  “A New Translation of Phil 2:5 and its Significance for Paul’s Theology and Spirituality,” in Conception, Reception and the Spirit: Essays in Honor of Andrew T. Lincoln, ed. J. Gordon McConville and Lloyd K. Pietersen (Cascade, 2015), 101-21
  22.  “Paul’s Corporate, Cruciform, Missional Theosis in Second Corinthians,” in “In Christ” in Paul: Explorations in Paul’s Theology of Union and Participation, ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Constantine R. Campbell, and Michael J. Thate (WUNT II/384; Mohr Siebeck, 2014), 181-208. Reprinted in the Eerdmans edition of the same book, 2018.
  23.  “Wright about Much, but Questions about Justification: A Review of N. T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 4/1 (Spring 2014): 27-36
  24.  “Shalom in the Book of Revelation: God, Church, Judgment, New Creation,” in Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence Across the Testaments, ed. Laura L. Brenneman and Brad D. Schantz (Wipf and Stock, 2014), 279-90
  25.  “The Lord of Peace: Christ our Peace in Pauline Theology,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 3/1 (Fall 2013): 219-53
  26.  “The This-Worldliness of the New Testament’s Other-Worldly Spirituality,” in The Bible and Spirituality: Exploratory Essays in Reading Scripture Spiritually, ed. Andrew T. Lincoln, J. Gordon McConville, and Lloyd K. Pietersen (Cascade, 2013), 151-70
  27.  “Paul and the Cruciform Way of God in Christ,” Journal of Moral Theology 2/1 (January 2013): 64-83
  28.  “Cruciformity according to Jesus and Paul,” in Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul: Essays in Honor of Frank J. Matera, ed. Christopher W. Skinner and Kelly R. Iverson (SBLECL 7; Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), 173–201
  29.  “What Has the Spirit Been Saying? Theological Reflections on the Reception/Impact History of the Book of Revelation,” in Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation, ed. Richard B. Hays and Stefan Alkier (Baylor University Press, 2012), 12-30
  30.  “Justification and Justice in Paul, with Special Reference to the Corinthians,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 1/1 (Fall 2011): 23-40
  31.  “Campbell’s The Deliverance of God: A Review Essay from a Friendly Critic,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 1/1 (Fall 2011): 103-11
  32.  “Abortion” (35–37) and “Cruciformity” (197–98) articles in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker Academic, 2011)
  33.  “Romans: The First Christian Treatise on Theosis,” Journal of Theological Interpretation 5/1 (Spring 2011): 13-34
  34.  “Effecting the New Covenant: A (Not So) New, New Testament Model for the Atonement,” Ex Auditu 26 (2011): 26-59
  35.  “Response to Bockmuehl” [“Peter’s Conversion(s): A Response to Markus Bockmuehl”], Ex Auditu 25 (2010): 61-66
  36.  “Abortion: Christianity: Patristic and Medieval,” in Encyclopedia of the Reception of the Bible (Walter deGruyter, 2008)
  37.  “‘Although/Because He was in the Form of God’: The Theological Significance of Paul’s Master Story (Philippians 2:6-11),” Journal of Theological Interpretation 1/2 (Fall 2007): 147-69
  38.  “A ‘Seamless Garment’ Approach to Biblical Interpretation?” [Review article of Kevin Vanhoozer et al, eds., Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible] in Journal of Theological Interpretation 1/1 (Spring 2007): 117-28.
  39.  “ ‘You shall be Cruciform for I am Cruciform’:  Paul’s Trinitarian Reconstruction of Holiness,” in  Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament, ed. Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007), 148-66
  40.  “Cross” (vol.1: 803-805); “Saint” (vol. 1: 41-43); “Salvation” (co-author with Richard Middleton; vol. 5:45-61): articles in the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon, 2006-2009)
  41.  “Encountering the ‘Chalcedonian’ Word: Ecumenical Perspectives on the Reading and Teaching of Scripture,” in Bulletin de Saint-Sulpice 24 (1999): 168-89
  42.  “Scripture, History, and Authority in a Christian View of Abortion: A Response to Paul Simmons,” Christian Bioethics 2/1 (1996): 83-96
  43.  “The Use and Abuse of the Bible in the Abortion Debate,” pp. 140-84 in Life and Learning V: UFL Proceedings: Marquette 1995 (Washington, DC: 1995). http://www.uffl.org/vol%205/gorman5.pdf
  44.  “Abortion and the Biblical ‘Divine Feminine’” pp. 253-270 in Life and Learning IV: UFL Proceedings: Fordham 1994 (Washington, DC: University Faculty For Life, 1994)
  45.  “The Sounds of Silence: Abortion and the New Testament Canon” in UFL Proceedings: Georgetown 1992 (Washington, DC: University Faculty for Life, 1993)
  46.  Translation of Oscar Cullmann, “Pluralisme et Unité dans le Nouveau Testament” in Faith and History: Essays in Honor of Paul W. Meyer (Scholars Press, 1991)
  47.   “Historical Perspectives [400 B.C.-A.D. 1900],” pp. 124-43 in Bioethics and the Beginning of Life (Herald Press, 1990)

 

GENERAL      

  1. “Being ‘In Christ’ Today: Paul’s Letter to the Contemporary Church in North America,” Canadian Theological Review [now the Canadian-American Theological Review] 4/2 (2015): 69-85.
  2.  “Romans.” The CEB [Common English Bible] Student Study Bible (2015)
  3.  “Spirituality and the Book of Revelation,” Spring 2014, Transmission [U.K. Bible Society magazine], 20-22; online at
  4. http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/uploads/content/bible_in_transmission/files/2014_spring/BiT_Spring_2014_Gorman.pdf
  5.  “Birth, Death, and Becoming Like God: Reflections on a New Testament Theme,” The Living Pulpit [online; http://www.pulpit.org/] 2014]
  6.  “Romans.” Introduction and notes in The CEB [Common English Bible] Study Bible (2013)
  7.  “Preaching and Living the Resurrection Today,” The Living Pulpit [online; http://www.pulpit.org/] 2012/2
  8.  “Missional Musings on Paul,” Catalyst [magazine for Protestant seminarians], Spring 2011
  9.  “St. Paul and the Resurrection,” Priest magazine/Our Sunday Visitor Weekly, April 2009 [online: https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/9011/St-Paul-and-the-Resurrection.aspx]
  10.  “The Gospel of John: Introduction and Notes” in the Wesley Study Bible (Abingdon, 2009)
  11.  “Romans 13:8-14: From Text to Sermon,” Interpretation 62/2 (April 2008): 170-72.
  12.  “Embodying the Cross in Perilous Times,” Catalyst, Feb. 2005
  13.  “Introduction”; “The Character and Composition of the Books of the New Testament”; “The Interpretation of the Bible in Protestant Churches”; and “The Bible and Spiritual Growth” [with Pat Fosarelli] in Michael J. Gorman, ed., Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible and its Interpretation (Hendrickson, 2005)
  14.  Contributions to Sixty Second Stewardship Sermons (Liturgical, 2000): three sermons on stewardship
  15.  “Irreconcilable Differences: The Church Should Divorce the Military,” Christianity Today, March 6, 2000, pp. 77-78
  16.  “The Church’s Changing Mind [on birth control],” in PRIZME [a Lithuanian journal of theology and culture], trans. and repr. from Christianity Today, November 11, 1991 (1997, vol. 3)
  17. “Who is My Neighbor? The Right Answer to the Wrong Question,” in Paul T. Stallsworth, ed., The Right Choice: Pro-Life Sermons (Nashville: Abingdon, 1997)
  18.  “The New Testament Canon Condemns Abortion,” pp. 33-38 in Charles Cozic and Jonathan Petrikin, eds. The Abortion Controversy (San Diego: Greenhaven, 1995) [reprint of “Why is the New Testament Silent About Abortion?”]
  19.  “Ahead to Our Past: Abortion and Christian Texts” in Paul Stallsworth, ed., The Church and Abortion: In Search of New Ground for Response (Nashville: Abingdon, 1993). Reprinted in On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives on Medical Ethics, 3rd ed., edited by M. Therese Lysaught (Eerdmans, 2012), 917-24.
  20.  “Why is the New Testament Silent About Abortion?” in Chris­tianity Today 37/1(Jan. 11, 1993): 27-29
  21.  “Divorce and Remarriage from Augustine to Zwingli” in Christianity Today, December 14, 1992
  22.  “The Pagan World,” pp. 164-67 in Ethics and Life: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Moral Problems (Wm. C. Brown, 1992)
  23.  “The Church’s Changing Mind [on birth control],” in Christianity Today, November 11, 1991
  24.  “Shalom and the Unborn,” pp. 26-33 in Transfor­mation 3/1 (Jan.?Mar. 1986)

 

Forewords/Prefaces to Books

  • “Foreword,” Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology, by Brant Pitre, Michael P. Barber, and John A. Kincaid (Eerdmans, 2019)
  • “Foreword,” Suffering as Participation with Christ in the Pauline Corpus, by Wesley Thomas Davey (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)
  • “Foreword,” Suffering in Paul: Perspectives and Implications, ed. Siu Fung Wu (Wipf and Stock, 2019)
  • “Preface,” John Howard Yoder, To Hear the Word, 2d ed. (Wipf and Stock, 2010), ix-xx

ACADEMIC LECTURES AND PAPERS (SELECT)

Invited papers at numerous annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature as well as the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the British New Testament Society

Missional Theology Conference, Clug, Romania, February 2020

Scripture Lecture/10th Anniversary Lecture, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, April 2019

Lecture Series, Harding University College of Bible and Ministry, March 2019

Guest Instructor, Northern Seminary, January 2019

Strauss Lectures, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL, October 2018

Invited paper, “The New Perspective on John: Ethics, Mission, Theosis,” with panel review of Abide and Go: Missional Theosis in the Gospel of John, British New Testament Conference, London, September 2018

Annual New Testament Lectures, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, April 2018 (two lectures on “Participation, Justification, Transformation”)

Rochester College, Michigan (two lectures on John, Paul, and mission), September 2017

North Park Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, “Cruciform or Resurrectiform? Paul’s Paradoxical Practice of Participation,” September 2017

The E. P. Wahl Lectures, Taylor Theological Seminary, Edmonton Alberta (Three Lectures on “Reading Romans Missionally”), March 2017

The First Annual Andrews Lecture in Christian Unity, Greenville College (Greenville, Illinois), “‘That They May All be One’: New Testament Images of Christian Unity,” February 2017

The Erhardt Seminar in Biblical Studies, University of Manchester, “John’s Implicit Ethic of Enemy-Love,” October 2016

The Didsbury Lectures, Nazarene Theological College/The University of Manchester, October 2016 (four lectures on “Missional Theosis in the Gospel of John,” to be published as a book by Cascade; see under “Books/Johannine Literature” above)

Keynote address, Ancient Evangelical Future Conference, “Christian Formation in a Post-Christian World,” Trinity School for Ministry, June 2016

The Payton Lectures, Fuller Theological Seminary, April 2016 (two lectures on “Reading John Missionally”)

Keynote addresses (two lectures) at Northeastern Seminary’s theology conference, “Participating in the Mission of God,” March 2016

Response to Panel Review of Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission, Forum on Missional Hermeneutics, SBL, Atlanta, November 2015

Response to Panel Review of The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Christian Theology and the Bible Section, SBL, San Diego, November 2014

Response to N. T. Wright, GOCN Forum on Missional Hermeneutics, SBL, San Diego, 2014

Invited paper, “The Apocalyptic New Covenant and the Shape of Life in the Spirit,” Pre-SBL conference on “Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination,” San Diego, November 2014

“Reading Revelation Responsibly,” ETS, San Diego, November 2014 [invited guest]

The Vivian B. Harrison Lectures (on Revelation), Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC, March 2014

“Reflections on John, Jesus, and the Theological Hermeneutics of Raymond Brown,” Pre-SBL Conference on John, Jesus, and History: Engaging the Legacies of C.H. Dodd and Raymond E. Brown, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, November 2013

Invited paper, “The Lord of Peace: Christ our Peace in Pauline Theology” and panel participation on “Paul and Christ,” British New Testament Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, August 2013

Panel Response to Paul and the Faithfulness of God by N.T. Wright, International SBL Meeting, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, July 2013

Invited paper, “God, the Cross, and the Church,” at “Ekklesia and Ethics: An Eco-friendly and Economically Feasible Online Biblical Studies and Theology Conference,” University of St. Andrews, May 18, 2013

“The Work of Christ in the New Testament,” Conference on Christology Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, University of Notre Dame, May 2013 (draft of essay for The Oxford Dictionary of Christology, ed. Francesca Aran Murphy)

Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology inaugural lecture, “The Death of the Messiah: Theology, Spirituality, Politics,” November 8, 2012

“The This-Worldliness of New Testament Spirituality,” University of Gloucestershire, International Conference on the Bible and Spirituality,   May 2012

Spring Lecture [on justice in 1 Corinthians], St. Vincent (PA) College, March 2012

Fall Lectures in Bible and Theology [on nonviolence and justice in Paul], Eastern Mennonite University, November 2011

The Keough Lectures [on justification in Paul], Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD, March 2011

The Nils Lund New Testament Lectures [on justification in Paul], North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, March 2011

“Theological Reflections on the Reception/Impact History of the Book of Revelation,” invited paper at the conference on “The Book of Revelation: Theology, Politics, and Intertextuality,” Duke Divinity School, October 2010

North Park Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, invited presenter on the topic “atonement” (“Effecting the New Covenant: A [Not So] New, New Testament Model for the Atonement,”), September 2010, Chicago

“Romans: The First Christian Treatise on Theosis” invited paper at the Society of Biblical Literature, Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture Group, November 2009 (New Orleans)

Panelist, review (by invitation) of Douglas Campbell, The Deliverance of God, Society of Biblical Literature, November 2009 (New Orleans)

“The Apologetic and Missional Impulse of Phil 2:6-11 in the Context of the Letter,” Gospel and Our Culture Network Missional Hermeneutic Group, Society of Biblical Literature, November 2009 (New Orleans)

North Park Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, invited respondent on the topic “conversion” (paper by Markus Bockmuehl), September 2009, Chicago

“Theosis in Paul?”, Duke Divinity School, April 2009

“Theosis in Paul?”, Seminar with the biblical faculty and Ph.D. students, Princeton Theological Seminary, March 2009

“Paul, the Resurrection, and the End of Violence,” The Annual New Testament Lecture, Princeton Theological Seminary, March 2009

“The Spirituality of Paul,” Beeson Divinity School, February 2009

“Paul, Justification, and Justice,” at the Notre Dame Seminary Conference on Paul and the Christian Life,” January 2009 (New Orleans, LA)

“Justification and Justice: Paul, The Mission of the Church, and the Salvation of the World,” The Dunning Lecture, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, October 2008

“Reclaiming Paul: An Invitation,” keynote address at “Reclaiming Paul: The Apostle and the Emerging World” conference, October 2008, Kansas City

“Paul, the Resurrection, and the End of Violence,” Christian Theological Research Fellowship, November 2007 (additional AAR-SBL meeting)

Panelist, review (invited participant) of Gordon D. Fee, Pauline Christology, Society of Biblical Literature, November 2007

“Justification by Crucifixion: The Logic of Paul’s Soteriology,” invited paper at the Society of Biblical Literature, Pauline Soteriology Group, November 2006 (Washington, DC)

“The Cross and Christian Identity,” A.O. Collins Lectures (three lectures), Houston Baptist University, October 2006

Although/Because he was in the Form of God: The Theological Significance of Paul’s Master Story (Phil. 2:6-11),” Society of Biblical Literature, The Bible and Theology Section, November 2005 (Philadelphia)

“A Review of Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible” (panel participant), Society of Biblical Literature, November 2005 (Philadelphia)

“Questioning the War in Iraq: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives,” as part of Eyes Wide Open Baltimore, (Episcopal) Cathedral of the Incarnation, Sept 2005 (panel moderator and presenter, with Brian McLaren and David Leiter)

Three Lectures at the Eugene, Oregon Conference on Church and Culture, February 2002: (1) “Galatians: The Cross as the Substance of the Covenant”; (2) “First Corinthians: The Cross as the Subversion of the Status Quo”; (3) “Philippians: The Cross as the Shape of our Politics”

“New Perspectives on the Apostle Paul,” Faculty Colloquium, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, September 2001

“The Uniqueness of Christian Biblical Ethics: A Biblical and Linguistic Argument,” SMSU Faculty Colloquium, April 1996

“The Use and Abuse of the Bible in the Abortion Debate,” Marquette University, June 1995

“A Three-Dimensional Chess Game: Biblical Interpretation and the Necessity of a Modified Historical-Critical Method” (Response to David Thayer, “The Historical-Critical Method: Philosophical Problems and Scriptural Responses”), Faculty Colloquium, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, November 1994

“Abortion and the Biblical Divine Feminine,” Fordham University, June 1994

“The Sounds of Silence: Abortion and the New Testament Canon,” Georgetown University, June 1992

“Christology, Ethics, and Context in Philip­pians 2,” NT Collo­quium, PTS, December 1986

“Did Paul Write the Pastorals? A Balanced Approach to the Evidence,” Religion Department, Rutgers University, November 1986

“Abortion and the Early Church”: Eastern Mennonite Seminary, November 1989; Houghton (NY) College, March 1985; Malone College (OH), October 1984; Princeton Theological Seminary, April 1983

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Biblical Literature

Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Society for New Testament Studies; SNTS; elected 2012)

Gospel and Our Culture Network

 

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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