A. Andrew Das, Ph.D.
Niebuhr Distinguished Chair
Elmhurst University, Elmhurst, IL
Remarriage in Early Christianity – contracted; forthcoming from Wm. B. Eerdmans; manuscript to be submitted February 2023; chapters on the Greco-Roman and Jewish milieus, the teaching of the historical Jesus and the gospels; the meaning of porneia in Greco-Roman, Jewish, and biblical literature; Matthean exception clauses, the Apostle Paul, and ante-Nicene writings.
Romans (Evangelical Exegetical Commentary) – forthcoming; Lexham Press.
1 and 2 Thessalonians (Contextual Critical Commentary) – contracted; forthcoming; Wipf and Stock, ed. Marvin Sweeney and Jerry Sumney.
Scripture, Texts and Tracings in Galatians and 1 Thessalonians. Co-editor, with B. J. Oropeza. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, contracted, forthcoming.
Scripture, Texts and Tracings in 2 Corinthians and Philippians. Co-editor, with B. J. Oropeza (and contributor). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, 2022.
Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in Romans. Co-editor (and contributor). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, 2021. Endorsed by James D. G. Dunn.
Paul and the Stories of Israel: Grand Thematic Narratives in Galatians. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016. Endorsed by John M. G. Barclay of Durham University, Stanley E. Porter of McMaster Divinity College, and Christopher Stanley of St. Bonaventure University
Galatians. Concordia Commentary Series. 808 pages. St. Louis: Concordia, 2014. Endorsed by Christopher Tuckett of the University of Oxford and Wayne Meeks of Yale University. Funded in part by an Elmhurst College Faculty Development Research Grant in 2007. Invited in August 2007 to write the Galatians volume for the New Covenant Commentary Series of Cascade Books—declined the invitation because of the contracted commentary project. In 2018 the publisher filmed me for a six-part video series based on the commentary.
Solving the Romans Debate. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. Funded in part by an Elmhurst College Faculty Development Research Grant in 2004. Endorsed by Stanley Stowers of Brown University and L. Ann Jervis of the University of Toronto.
Paul and the Jews. Library of Pauline Studies. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. Endorsed by Frank J. Matera of the Catholic University of America and Stephen Westerholm of McMaster University.
The Forgotten God: Perspectives in Biblical Theology. Co-editor, with Frank J. Matera (Catholic University of America), Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
Paul, the Law, and the Covenant. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001. Endorsed by Richard B. Hays of Duke University, Paul J. Achtemeier of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and David M. Hay of Coe College.
Baptized Into God’s Family. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1991 (second printing, 2002; second edition with a new chapter, 2008).
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“What Does Romans 14:1–15:13 Tell Us about Jewish Christianity in Rome?” in Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Theological Essays. Edited by Douglas J. Moo, Thomas R. Schreiner, Eckhard Schnabel, and Frank Thielman. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, forthcoming.
“Israel’s Scriptures in Galatians.” Pages 388-406 in Israel’s Scriptures in Early Christian Writings: The Use of the Old Testament in the New. Edited by Matthias Henze and David Lincinum and. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2023.
“The Pauline Letters in Contemporary Research,” Pages 237-57 in The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies. Edited by R. Barry Matlock. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.
“Scripture and Echoes in Romans: Robert Jewett on Midrash and on Adam in Romans 7:7–12,” Pages 72-84 in Scripture, Cultures, and Criticism: Interpretive Steps and Critical Issues Raised by Robert Jewett. Edited by K. K. Yeo. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2022.
“Israel” in The Pauline Mind. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and David I. Yoon. Routledge Philosophical Minds. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
“Narrative” in Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Edited by Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, Nijay Gupta, Anna Moseley Gissing, and Justin Gill. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, forthcoming.
“Prophetic Hope for Israel in the Eschatological Ministry of 2 Corinthians 3:2–11,” Pages 31-49 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in Second Corinthians and Philippians. Edited by A. Andrew Das and B. J. Oropeza. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2022.
“Law” in The Dictionary of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, edited by G. K. Beale, D. A. Carson, Benjamin L. Gladd, and Andrew David Naselli. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming in 2023.
“Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Debate.” Updated and expanded version of essay. Pages 133-56 in Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle. Second ed. Edited by Mark D. Given. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2022..
“Luther on the Scriptures in Galatians—and Its Readers” Pages 111-25 in Always Reforming: Reflections on Martin Luther and Biblical Studies. Edited by Channing L. Crisler and Robert L. Plummer. Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2021.
“Models for Relating Sin as a Power to Human Activity in Romans 5:12-21,” Pages 49-62 in Sin and Its Remedy in Paul. Edited by John Goodrich and Nijay Gupta. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2020.
“The Rhetoric of Curse in Galatians 1:10: Persuading God,” Pages 39-56 in “With Gentleness and Respect”: Pauline and Petrine Studies in Honor of Troy W. Martin. Edited by Eric Mason and Mark Whitters. Biblical Tools and Studies. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.
“The Traditional Protestant Perspective on Paul” Pages 83-106 in Paul in Perspective: Five Views. Edited by Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2020. Other contributors: James D. G. Dunn, John M. G Barclay, Brant Pitre, and Magnus Zetterholm.
- “Response to James D. G. Dunn” Pages 153-58
- “Response to John M. G. Barclay” Pages 244-45
- “Response to Brant Pitre” Pages 56-61
- “Response to Magnus Zetterholm” Pages 201-6
- The Traditional Protestant Perspective on Paul: Concluding Comments” Pages 127-32
“Israel’s Exodus outside Paul’s Corinthians Correspondence,” Pages 53-66 in Paul and Moses. Edited by Florian Wilk. Studies in Education and Religion in Ancient and Pre-Modern History in the Mediterranean and Its Environs. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.
“Peri Hamartias As the Sin-Offering in Romans 8:3: A Critique” Pages 67-81 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in Romans. Co-edited by A. Andrew Das. Lanham, MD: Fortress Press / Lexington Books, 2021; invited paper delivered at the 2018 Scripture in Paul session at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
“Christ as Messiah in Romans” Pages 185-203 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in Romans. Co-edited by A. Andrew Das. Lanham, MD: Fortress Press / Lexington Books, 2021; invited paper delivered at the 2016 annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.
“Galatians,” Pages 323-38 in vol. 1 of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics. 2 vols. Edited by Robert L. Brawley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“The Gentile Encoded Audience of Romans: The Church Outside the Synagogue.” Pages 29-46 in Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Edited by Jerry L. Sumney. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.
“Galatians 3:10: A ‘Newer Perspective’ on an Omitted Premise.” Pages 203-23 in Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul. Edited by Christopher W. Skinner and Kelly R. Iverson. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.
“Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Debate.” Pages 99-116 in Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle. Edited by Mark D. Given; Hendrickson Publishers, 2009; a paper originally delivered to the “Newer Perspectives on Paul” panel of the 2004 Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
“Beyond Covenantal Nomism: Paul, Judaism, and Perfect Obedience.” Pages 149-171 in The Law in Holy Scripture: Essays From the Concordia Theological Seminary Symposium on Exegetical Theology. Edited by Charles A. Gieschen. St. Louis, Mo.: Concordia Academic Press, 2004.
“What Was the Issue at Antioch? Galatians 2:11-14?” Sapientia Logos 8.2 (2016): pp. 33-61.
“The Ambiguous Common Ground of Galatians 2:16 Revisited,” Biblical Research 58 (2013): 49-61.
“‘Praise the Lord, All You Gentiles’: The Encoded Audience of Romans 15:7-13,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 34 (2011): 90-110.
“Paul and Works of Obedience in Second Temple Judaism: Romans 4:4-5 as a ‘New Perspective’ Case Study, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71 (2009): 795-812.
“Paul of Tarshish: Isaiah 66.19 and the Spanish Mission of Romans 15.24, 28,” New Testament Studies 54 (2008): 60-73.
“Another Look at EAN ME in Galatians 2:16,” Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000): 529-39.
“Embodiment in Theological Education: The Apostle Paul’s Example,” Christian Education Journal 4.1 NS (2000): 103-109.
ARTICLES (Peer Reviewed)
“Romans the Fate of Israel,” Bible Odyssey, Society of Biblical Literature, 2021.
“Response to Eastman (Paul and the Person),” Ex Auditu 32 (2017): 45-49.
“Romans, Introduction,” “Sadducees,” Lexham Bible Dictionary (2015).
“Reconcile, Reconciliation,” pp. 745-48 in vol. 4 of The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.
“Modern Pauline Studies for the Uninitiated,” Logia 19 (Easter 2010): 7-18.
“Beyond Covenantal Nomism: Paul, Judaism, and Perfect Obedience,” Concordia Journal 27 (2001): 234-52.
“1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Revisited,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 62 (1998): 187-208.
“Oneness in Christ: The Nexus Indivulsus Between Justification and Sanctification in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians,” Concordia Journal 21 (1995): 173-186.
“Acts 8: Water Baptism and the Spirit,” Concordia Journal 19 (1993): 108-134.
Review of Sacrifice, Brotherhood, and the Body: Abraham and the Nations in Romans by Patrick McMurray, Catholic Biblical Quarterly (forthcoming)
Review of Galatians: A Commentary by Craig S. Keener, Interpretation 74 (2020): 399-400.
Review of Studies in the Pauline Epistles, edited by Matthew S. Harmon and Jay E. Smith, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59 (2016): 179-82.
Review of Galatians by Douglas B. Moo, Interpretation 69 (2015): 482-84.
Review of Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary by Arland Hultgren, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55 (2012): 619-22.
Review of Filippo Belli, Argumentation and Use of Scripture in Romans 9-11 Estudios Bíblicos 68 (2010) 512-515.
Review of Apostle on the Edge by Michael Cosby, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 157-58.
Review of Abraham’s Faith in Romans 4 by Benjamin Schließer, Expository Times 123 (2011): 103.
Review of Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles (2d ed) by Francis Watson, Interpretation 63 (2009): 200, 202.
Review of Justification and Variegated Nomism, vol. 2: The Paradoxes of Paul edited by D. A. Carson, Peter T. O’Brien, and Mark A. Seifrid, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 841-44.
Review of Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics by Stephen Westerholm, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 (2005): 164-67.
Review of The Irony of Galatians by Mark D. Nanos, Interpretation 57 (2003): 328, 330.
Review of The “I” in the Storm: A Study of Romans 7 by Michael Paul Middendorf, Review of Biblical Literature, 2001.
Review of The “I” in the Storm: A Study of Romans 7 by Michael Paul Middendorf, Concordia Theological Quarterly 65 (2001): 368-69 (shortened version of RBL review).
Review of The Gospel and the Law in Galatia by Vincent Smiles, Interpretation 53 (1999): 204, 206.
Review of Grace in Galatia by Ben Witherington, III, Interpretation 53 (1999): 314-15.
INVITED BOOK ENDORSEMENTS
Jarvis Williams, Redemptive Kingdom Diversity
Matthew S. Harmon, Galatians
Lydia McGrew, The Eye of the Beholder: The Gospel of John as Historical Reportage
Myongil Kim, God’s Judgment through the Davidic Messiah: The Role of the Davidic Messiah in Romans 1:18—4:25
Thomas R. Schreiner, Handbook on Acts and Paul’s Letters
Craig Keener, Galatians
Jarvis Williams, Galatians
Thomas R. Schreiner, Handbook on Acts and Paul’s Letters
Randy Rozelle, The Expository Diamond
Jerry L. Sumney, Paul: Apostle and Fellow Traveler
Channing L. Crisler, Reading Romans as Lament
Brian Vickers, Justification by Grace Through Faith
Frank J. Matera, God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology
F. C. Baur, Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ
James Papandrea, Novatian of Rome
Chris VanLandingham, Judgement and Justification in Early Judaism and the Apostle Paul
Paul J. Achtemeier, Jesus and the Miracle Tradition
Thomas R. Schreiner, Foreword, 40 Questions about the Biblical Law
James Ware, Synopsis of the Pauline Letters in Greek and English
John Piper, The Future of Justification
PEER-REVIEWER / REFEREE
Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, 2021-present
Editorial Board, Logos Sapientia, The Journal for the Society of Biblical Studies (Africa), 2017-2018
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series
Christian Standard Bible Translation Oversight Committee; reviewed the entire New Testament for the changes from the Holman Christian Standard Bible to the Christian Standard Bible (CSB 2017); participated in the CSB 2020 meetings and development
SEMINARS, SESSIONS, WORSHOPS, AND PRESENTATIONS
November 2022: To deliver “What Does 14:1–15:13 Tell Us about Jewish Christianity in Rome?” Evangelical Theological Society, Romans Consultation; papers to be published in 2023.
November 2021: To deliver “Galatians 6:16’s Riddles and Isaiah 54:10’s Contribution: Gentiles Joining the Israel of God?” at the Scripture and Paul Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature (San Antonio).
May 2019: Invited seminar at the University of Göttingen on “Paulus und Mose. Zur Deutung der Traditionen um Israels am Sinai und in der Wüste durch den Völkerapostel,” with scholars from Germany, England, and the United States; papers to be published in Paul and Moses.
November 2018: To present “Hamartia as Sin-Offering in Romans 8:3” at the Scripture and Paul Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature. The paper will be published in Scripture and Echoes in Romans..
August 2018: Invited response to an essay on Philo and Paul by Prof. Per Jarle Bekken, at the 2018 Philo section of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas in Athens.
November 2017: Response to Matthew W. Bates, “The Christ Praises God Among the Nations: Toward a New Christological Model,” Scripture and Paul Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (Boston).
November 2017: Delivered paper (“Models for Relating Sin as a Power to Human Activity in Romans 5:12-21”) and participated in the panel discussion at the “Pauline Theology” research group of the Institute for Biblical Research on the topic of sin in Romans, with Martinus C. de Boer of VU University Amsterdam and Bruce W. Longenecker of Baylor University. The paper will be published in a forthcoming volume (in 2020) on Sin in Paull edited by Drs. John Goodrich and Nijay Gupta.
November 2016: “The Rhetoric of Curse in Galatians 1:10,” Early Christian Rhetoric Section of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (San Antonio).
November 2016: “Messiah in Romans,” invited paper for the Pauline Epistles Session of the Evangelical Theological Society (San Antonio).
October 2016: invited “Response to Eastman” on the topic of the Apostle Paul in relation to recent research on mirror neurons at the 2016 Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture at North Park University.
August 2016: “Imperial Cult Pressure on the Early Christian Movement: Myth and Reality Relative to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians,” Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Montreal).
November 2015: “An Audience-Oriented Approach to Paul’s Use of Scripture in Galatians: Reader Competence and Differing Target Audiences,” scheduled for the Intertexuality in the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (Atlanta).
November 2014: Invited response to Brian Rosner’s paper, “Law in First Corinthians” at the “Systematic Transformation and Interweaving of Scripture in 1 Corinthians” Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting.
November 2014: Invited response to Paul and the Law by Brian Rosner at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting.
September 2014: five one-hour interviews for the “Issues, Etc.” radio program on my new Galatians commentary.
July 2014: radio interview for the KFUO-St. Louis “Book Corner” program, which featured Galatians.
June 2014: “The Roman Christians During the First Two Centuries,” St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, Wheaton, IL.
October 2013: Invited paper delivered to the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, “Paul’s Galatians and the Influx Into Zion.”
October 2012: radio interview for the KFUO-St. Louis “Book Corner” program, which featured Baptized into God’s Family, second edition.
September 2012: “What Was the Issue at Antioch (Galatians 2:11-14)”; one of six western scholars invited to deliver a paper at the inaugural meeting in Nigeria, Africa of the Society of Biblical Scholars, the new African biblical studies organization.
September 2011: Conference Speaker, English District of the LC-MS: 1) Something You Don’t Already Know: The Situation at Thessalonica; 2) Paul and Rivals at Galatia; 3) Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Current Discussion; 4) Solving the Romans Debate.
July 2010: “Rethinking the Covenantal Paul” invited paper delivered to the “Inhalte und Probleme einer neutestamentlichen Theologie” seminar of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Berlin meeting); funded by an Elmhurst College faculty research grant.
August 2010 – radio interview: “Infant Baptism” on “Our World, His View.”
2009 – 2011: Member, Paul and Scripture Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature.
April 2010: Conference speaker, “The First Resurrection in the New Testament,” (three hours), The Emmaus Conference (Tacoma, WA).
November 2009: scheduled, “‘Praise the Lord, All You Gentiles’: The Encoded Audience of Romans 15:7-13,” Pauline Epistles Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, national meeting.
March 2009, guest lecturer, Wheaton College Graduate School “New Testament Theology” course; topic: “The Current Debates on Paul and the Law.”
January 2009: radio interview on the “Issues, Etc.” radio program, “An Age of Accountability.”
December 2008: Three radio interviews on the “Issues, Etc.” radio program: “Baptism in the New Testament” (Saving Baptism; Infant Baptism; Mode of Baptism).
October 2008: Conference Speaker, North and West Regional Pastor’s Conference of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, 3 75-minute lectures: “Something You Don’t Already Know: The Situation at Thessalonica”; “Paul and His Rivals at Galatia”; “Solving the Romans Debate.”
September 2008: Presenter, “Romans 4:4-5 as a ‘New Perspective’ Case Study”; Day of Exegetical Reflection, Concordia Seminary.
July 2008: Guest speaker, “Women in the New Testament,” Detroit radio station: “Our World His View” program – program details available on-line.
March 2008 (scheduled): Guest speaker (two sessions), Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, “The First Christians: The Post-Apostolic Era.”
September 2007: Guest speaker, Wheaton College Graduate School Ph.D. seminar on “Paul’s Letter to the Romans”; discussion of my book Solving the Romans Debate.
November 2006: Annual National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society – panel with papers and responses on the “new perspective on Paul and the Law.” Paper titled: “Beyond the New Perspective.”
October 2006: Guest Speaker at M.Div. level Seminar on “Biblical Law” at Garrett Theological Seminary for discussion of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.
September 2006: “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction” – Park Ridge Community Church.
May 2006: “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction” – Christ Church of Oak Brook and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elmhurst.
April 2006: “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction” – Elmhurst College Faculty Speaker Series.
February 2006: Guest speaker, Wheaton College Graduate School Ph.D. seminar on “Paul and the Law”; discussion of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.
February 2006: Visiting Scholar in Residence – St. Paul’s Lutheran Chapel, University of Iowa Campus Ministries – three lectures: “The Image at the Bottom of the Well in Pauline Scholarship,” “Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Fact and Fiction,” “The Social Setting of the Thessalonian Correspondence.
January 2006: Keynote Speaker – Elders Retreat, Christ Church of Oak Brook; spoke to over a hundred leaders of the 5,000-member Christ Church on “Paul’s Vision of Leadership.”
April 2005: Guest Speaker at M.Div. level Seminar on “Biblical Law” at Garrett Theological Seminary for discussion of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.
March 2005: Guest Speaker, Circuit 14 of the Northern Illinois District (LC-MS) – “Paul and the Law.”
October 2004: Conference Speaker, Iowa District East Annual Conference (Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod) – “An Edgy Apostle.”
March 2004: “Paul and the Law,” Newer Perspectives on Paul Panel Presentation, Central States Region meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (paper later published).
November 2003: Presenter – “The ‘New Perspective’ and a Proposal for a ‘Newer Perspective’: Paul and the Jews,” Early Jewish Christian Relations Section, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
February 2003: Guest speaker, Wheaton College Graduate School Ph.D. Seminar on “Paul and the Law” (a discussion with Dr. Douglas J. Moo and the Ph.D. candidates of my book Paul, the Law, and the Covenant).
September 2002: Guest speaker (3 sessions), Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, Paul and the Jews.
March 2002: Guest speaker, St. Peter’s UCC, Elmhurst, IL, Methods of New Testament Biblical Study.
January 2001: “Beyond Covenantal Nomism: Paul, Judaism, and Perfect Obedience” at the 2001 Concordia Theological Seminary Exegetical Symposium on Biblical Law; paper later published.
January 2001: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” KFUO, St. Louis, MO, The Eucharist in the New Testament.
December 2000: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” nation-wide broadcast, Baptism in the New Testament.
November 2000: Guest speaker, First Methodist Church, Elmhurst, IL, The Origins of the Pentateuch.
June 2000: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” KFUO, St. Louis, MO, Baptism in the New Testament.
February 2000: Guest speaker on “Issues, Etc.,” KFUO, St. Louis, MO, The Book of Romans.
April 1999: Conference Speaker, Baptism in the New Testament, Tri-Circuit Meeting of the Rocky Mountain District, LCMS (Baptism in Acts; Baptism in Galatians; Baptism in 1 Peter; Infant Baptism).
Fall 1998: Guest Lecturer, Classical Judaism (“The Parting of the Ways Between Judaism and Early Christianity”), Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (one of four Americans elected into membership in 2011)
Society of Biblical Literature
- Co-chair, Scripture in Paul Group, 2019-present
- Scripture in Paul Group – invited member, 2017-present
- Paul and Scripture Group – invited member, 2009-2011
Chicago Society of Biblical Research – elected member
Catholic Biblical Association of America
Evangelical Theological Society: Paul Section – steering committee member, 2015-2019
Association of Chicago Theological Schools—New Testament Group (no longer meeting)
2022 – present: Niebuhr Distinguished Chair of Christian Theology and Ethics, Elmhurst University
2017 – 2022: Assistant Dean of the Faculty for Assessment and Accreditation, Elmhurst College/University
2013 – present: Christian Standard Bible Translation Oversight Committee
2008 – present: Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College
2010 – 2016: Donald W. and Betty J. Buik Endowed Chairholder, Elmhurst College
2004 – 2010: Niebuhr Distinguished Chair of Christian Theology and Ethics, Elmhurst College
2004 – 2008: Associate Professor of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College
2007 – 2013: Served as the dissertation director for a Master of Sacred Theology candidate at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Fall 2006: Adjunct Professor, Romans, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary
January to August 2005: Acting Chair, Department of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College
Fall 2005: Adjunct Professor, Galatians, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary
May 1999 – August 2004: Assistant Professor of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College (tenured February 2003)
Fall 2004: Adjunct Professor, Romans, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary
Fall 2003: Adjunct Professor, Galatians, graduate seminar, Northern Seminary
June 2001: Visiting Professor, Pauline Scholarship Today, Ph.D. seminar, Concordia Seminary
July 2000: Visiting Professor, Galatians, graduate seminar, Concordia Seminary
July 1999: Visiting Professor, Romans, graduate seminar, Concordia Seminary
Spring 1999: Adjunct Instructor, Christian Origins, and Synoptic Gospels, The College of William and Mary in Virginia
Summer 1997: Visiting Instructor, Elementary NT Greek I & II, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
Spring 1997: Teaching Assistant for Dr. John Carroll, New Testament II – Acts and the Pauline Corpus, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
Fall 1996: Visiting Instructor, Advanced Koine Greek, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
Ph.D., Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
Graduate Work, Early Christianity, Duke University
S.T.M., New Testament, Yale University
M.Div., Exegetical and Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary
B.A., Biology, DePauw University
“Beyond Covenantal Nomism: A ‘Newer Perspective’ on Paul and the Law”
Chair: Dr. Paul J. Achtemeier
Readers: Dr. Richard B. Hays (Duke University), & Dr. S. Dean McBride, Jr.