C. Kavin Rowe

C. Kavin Rowe

Associate Professor of New Testament

(919) 660-3587
043 Langford

Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968


C. Kavin Rowe is associate professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. In addition to multiple scholarly articles, he is the author of two books: Early Narrative Christology (de Gruyter, 2006, repr. Baker Academic, 2009) and World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age (Oxford University Press, 2009, paperback 2010). He also co-edited The Word Leaps the Gap (Eerdmans, 2008) and Rethinking the Unity and Reception of Luke and Acts (University of South Carolina Press, 2010).

Rowe has been a Fulbright Scholar, Regional Scholar for the Society of Biblical Literature, chair of the Society’s Southeastern Region New Testament section, president of the Society's Southeastern Region, and was elected to the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. He was awarded a Lilly Faculty Fellowship, a Christian Faith and Life Grant from the Louisville Institute, the John Templeton Prize for Theological Promise, the Paul J. Achtemeier Award, and a Distinguished Scholars grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation.


B.A. Wake Forest University
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Duke University

Additional Information


  • The Bible
  • Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
  • The Habit of Being (Flannery O'Connor)
  • Truth and Method (Hans-Georg Gadamer)
  • A Secular Age (Charles Taylor)
  • The Humanity of God (Karl Barth)
  • Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study (Markus Bockmuehl)
  • The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture (Brevard Childs)
  • The Art of Reading Scripture (eds. Ellen Davis and Richard Hays)
  • Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry (Alasdair MacIntyre)