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July 2015

PUBLICATIONS – Books in Preparation

After the New Testament, 2nd edition. (Oxford University Press; scheduled for publication November 2014). The New Testament: A Historical Introduction, 6th edition (Oxford University Press; scheduled for completion November 2014). Jesus Before the Gospels: How Eyewitness Testimonies, Frail Memories, and Widespread Rumors Influenced the Stories about Jesus (scheduled for completion August 2015) Jesus and the [...]


(Co-)Editor-in-Chief, Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language (published by E. J. Brill; 2007- ) Co-Editor, New Testament Tools, Studies, and Documents, monograph series published by E. J. Brill (1993- ; until 2006 called New Testament Tools and Studies) Area Editor (Christianity), Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell; 2007- ) Associate Editor, Journal [...]


Problems and Methods in New Testament Studies; Early Christian Apocrypha; The Apostolic Fathers; Literary Forgery in the Early Christian Tradition; The Greek Apologists; Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early Christianity; Christianity in the Early Roman Empire; Readings in the Greco-Roman Religions; New Testament Textual Criticism; New Testament Greek and Exegesis.


New Testament Introduction; Jesus in Myth, Tradition, and History; The Birth of Christianity; Apocalypse Now and Then; Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early Christianity; Jesus in Scholarship and Film; The Life and Letters of Paul; Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels; The Gospel and Letters of John; The Problem of Suffering in the Biblical Traditions; Introduction to [...]


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies. • James A. Gray Distinguished Professor, 2003 - • Department Chair, 2000 - 2006 • Professor, 1999 - 2003 • Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor, 1998-2001 • Director of Graduate Studies, 1996-99 • Associate Professor, 1994-99 • Assistant Professor, 1988-94 Adjunct Appointments Duke University, [...]


Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary (magna cum laude), 1985 M.Div. M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary, 1981 B.A. B.A. Wheaton College, Illinois (magna cum laude), 1978