The department's faculty are active in a number of professional scholarly organizations, including the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Also productive scholars themselves, faculty present papers, chair conference sessions, and write for publication. Work published by members of the department in recent years includes a considerable number of books and many articles on a wide variety of subjects.
Education: Ph.D., Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; B.A., Judeo-Christian Heritage, Concordia College, Bronxville, New York
Research Interests: Sex in Sacred Texts; Queer Theory; Sacred Texts & Religious Diversity
Education: Ph.D., Joint Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University Doctoral Program; M.T.S., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; B.A., Faculdade de Teologia, Escola Superior de Teologia
Research Interests: Contextual Christian Theologies (particularly feminism and liberation), Reformation, Ecumenism, Interdisciplinary Studies on Embodiment, and Interfaith Dialogue
Education: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M. Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
Research Interests: Secularization and Islamophobia in the West, Interreligious Dialogue
Education: Ph.D., New Testament and Early Christianity, Drew University: Graduate Division of Religion; M.Div., University of Chicago; B.A., Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies, Furman University
Research Interests: Feminist and Queer Theories; Intersectionality, Assemblages, and Affect; Wo/men in and around Paul’s Letters; Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Sexuality in the Roman Empire; Ancient Greek and the Politics of Translation
Education: Ph.D., East Asian Studies, University of Arizona; M.A., East Asian Studies, University of Arizona; B.S., Family Studies, University of Arizona
Research Interests: New religions of China and Japan, early-mid twentieth century Chinese Buddhism, animal rights and welfare issues
Education: Ph.D., Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York; M. Phil., Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in New York City; M. Div., Parish Ministry, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary; B.A., Doctrines of Human Nature, Pacific Lutheran University
Research Interests: Ethics, Energy, and Climate Policy; Theological Ethics and Duties to Future Generations; Christian Social Ethics; Campus Renewable Sustainability Initiatives
Education: Ph.D., New Testament Studies, Social History of Early Christianity, Yale University; M.Phil., New Testament Studies, Biblical Interpretation, Yale University; M.A., New Testament Studies, Greco-Roman Milieu, Yale University; M.Div., Biblical Studies, New Testament Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., Psychology, Oral Roberts University
Research Interests: Origins and social history of early Christianity, social implications of biblical interpretation, the relationship between Christianity and empire, the relationship between scripture and faith
Education: Ph.D., Religious Studies (with distinction), Temple University; M.A., Religious Studies, Temple University; M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.S., magna cum laude, Civil Engineering Tech, Temple University
Research Interests: The Syriac versional tradition of the New Testament, theoretical approaches to the study of religion, Christian-Muslim relations in the contemporary world
Education: Ph.D., Religion, Vanderbilt; M.T.S., Trinity Lutheran Seminary; B.A., summa cum laude, California Lutheran University
Research Interests: Judah at the end of the 8th century BCE, Book of Judges
Education: Ph.D., Theology, University of Notre Dame; MTS, History, Scripture, and Tradition, Emory University; MTheol First Class Honors, Divinity, University of St Andrews.
Research Interests: Hebrew Bible, Reception history, Second Temple Judaism, Rewritten Scripture, the Book of Jubilees, Biblical women, Feminist interpretation, Theories of gender.