Brittany E. Wilson
Associate Professor of New Testament
Duke Divinity School
Duke Box 90967
Durham, NC 27708
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.T.S., Duke University Divinity School
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Brittany E. Wilson is associate professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. Her recent book, The Embodied God: Seeing the Divine in Luke-Acts and the Early Church (Oxford University Press, 2021), explores the question of divine embodiment in the New Testament. She argues that Luke-Acts emerges as an important example of a New Testament narrative that portrays God as visible and corporeal and that this portrayal has significant implications for how we are to understand early Christology. Her current book project (tentatively titled: Imaging the Divine: God’s Body in the New Testament) explores divine embodiment in the New Testament more broadly and looks at the different ways that Jews and Christians did (and did not) express God’s corporeality. Overall, her research interests include issues related to embodiment, gender, and the senses within the New Testament and the ancient world, as well as Christology and the relationship between the New Testament and Israel’s sacred texts.
Wilson’s first book, Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts (Oxford University Press, 2015), won the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise, and she has published a number of other scholarly works in edited volumes and in academic journals such as Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of the Bible and its Reception, and New Testament Studies. Wilson serves on editorial boards for the Library of New Testament Studies and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and she is the co-chair for the Society of Biblical Literature Gospel of Luke section. She also serves on steering committees for the Society of Biblical Literature Book of Acts section and the Senses, Cultures, and Biblical Worlds section. Wilson has been a Regional Scholar for the Society of Biblical Literature and received a sabbatical grant for researchers from the Louisville Institute in 2016-2017. She is a United Methodist and a John Wesley Fellow.