Susan Eastman

Recent Courses
  • The Art of Biblical Interpretation
  • Imitation and Transformation in the Letters of Paul
  • Bible Study Programs for the Local Church
  • Pauline Anthropology
  • Paul’s Mother Tongue: Familial Metaphors in Paul’s Letters
  • Greek Exegesis of Galatians
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Teaching at the End of the World
  • Friendship and Character Formation in Philippians
Selected Publications


  • Recovering Paul’s Mother Tongue: Language and Theology in Galatians, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


  • "The Foolish Father" (Expository Times 117.10 July 2006, 402-405,
  • "‘Cast out the slave woman and her son’: the Dynamics of Exclusion and Inclusion in Galatians 4.30," JSNT 28.3 March 2006, 309-336.
  • “The Evil Eye and the Curse of the Law: Galatians 3:1 Revisited.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 83, September 2001.
  • “Whose Apocalypse? The Identity of the Sons of God in Romans 8:19.” Journal of Biblical Literature 121.2, Summer, 2002.


  • Review of Moyer V. Hubbard, New Creation in Paul’s Letters and Thought. Review of Biblical Literature. n.p. [cited 22 March, 2003].
  • “The Spirit and Suffering” (review of Martin W. Mittelstadt, The Spirit and Suffering in Luke-Acts). Expository Times 117.3 (December 2005) 125- 126.
  • Review of Edwin D. Freed, The Morality of Paul’s Converts. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 68 (2006) 330-331.
  • Review of Francis Watson, Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith. Journal of Biblical Literature 125.3 (Fall 2006) 610-614.
  • Review of Carl R. Holladay, A Critical Introduction to the New Testament: Interpreting the Message and Meaning of Jesus Christ. Teaching Theology and Religion, forthcoming.

Conference Papers

  • “The Evil Eye and the Curse of the Law: Galatians 3:1 Revisited.” Southeast Council for the Study of Religion. Atlanta, March 1999.
  • “Who are the Sons of God? Romans 8:19.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Nashville, November 2000.
  • “‘Become like me!’ Mimetic transformations in Galatians 4:12-20.” Southeast Council for the Study of Religion. Atlanta, March 2002.
  • “‘Cast Out the Slave Woman and Her Son’: The Dynamics of Exclusion and Inclusion in Galatians 4:30.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. San Antonio, November 2004.
  • “‘Rejoice, Break Forth and Shout’: Resignifying Sarah’s Story in Gal 4:21-5:1.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. San Antonio, November 2004.
  • “The Text, the Whole Text, and Nothing but the Text: A Response to Frances Watson’s Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith,” Pauline Epistles Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, November 2005.
  • Respondent for Pauline Soteriology Session on “Gospel and Church in Paul’s Letters,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, November 2005.
  • Panelist, “Discussion of the Two Horizons Biblical Commentary,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., November 2006.
  • "Philippians 2: Divine and Human Agency in Christ's Story," Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 17-20, 2007

Other Publications

  • Lectionary commentaries for "Homily Service, October 2007"
  • Lectionary Homiletics, October 2007
  • Working Preacher, Advent Year A. 

Ellen Davis

Recent Courses
  • Anatomy of the Soul: The Psalms in Christian Life
  • Isaiah in Christian Theology and Preaching
  • Living with Exodus
Selected Publications


  • Preaching the Luminous Word, Eerdmans, 2016
  • Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship and Ministry, Westminster John Knox, 2014
  • Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Cambridge University Press, 2009
  • Wondrous Depth: Old Testament Preaching, Westminster John Knox, 2005
  • The Art of Reading Scripture, a volume of essays co-edited with Richard Hays, Eerdmans, 2003. The essays (which include four of my own) were written by members of the Scripture Project, a project of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. Named in fourth place on the Academy of Parish Clergy Top Ten Books of the Year for 2004.
  • “Who Are You, My Daughter?”: Reading Ruth through Image and Text, my translation and commentary, with woodcuts by Margaret Adams Parker, Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.
  • Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament, Cowley Publications, 2001.
  • Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Songs: A Theological Commentary, in the Westminster Bible Companion Series, Westminster John Knox Press, April 2000.
  • Imagination Shaped: Old Testament Preaching in the Anglican Tradition, Trinity Press International, 1995.
  • Swallowing the Scroll: Textuality and the Dynamics of Discourse in Ezekiel’s Prophecy, Almond Press, 1989.


  • "Losing a Friend," Pro Ecclesia
  • "Critical Traditioning," Anglican Theological Review

Stephen B. Chapman

Recent Courses
  • Introduction to Old Testament Interpretation
  • Hebrew Exegesis of Joshua
  • Hebrew Exegesis of Isaiah
  • Advanced Hebrew Syntax
  • Hebrew Narrative Art
  • History of Ancient Israel
  • Pentateuchal Criticism
  • Modern Critical Study of the Prophets
  • The Immorality of God
  • Scripture and Ethics
  • Karl Barth's Old Testament Interpretation
  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Preaching and the Old Testament
  • The Old Testament and Leadership
Selected Publications

Authored Books:

  • 1 Samuel as Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary (Eerdmans)
  • The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation (Mohr Siebeck)
Coedited Books:
  • The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Cambridge University Press)
  • Biblischer Text und theologische Theoriebildung (Neukirchener)

Jackson W. Carroll

Selected Publications
  • God’s Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations, 2006
  • Bridging Divided Worlds: Congregations and Generational Cultures, 2002 (co-author)
  • Mainline to the Future: Congregations for the 21st Century, 2000
  • Studying Congregations: A New Handbook for Congregational Studies, 1998 (contributor and co-editor)
  • Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools, 1998 (co-author)
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • The Post-War Generation and Establishment Religion, 1995 (contributor and co-editor)
  • Beyond Establishment, Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age, 1993 (contributor and co-editor)
  • As One With Authority: Reflective Leadership in Ministry, 1991, Selected as one of the Top 10 Books of the Year, Academy of Parish Clergy. Second edition (new and revised), 2011
  • Selected as one of the Top 10 Books of the Year, Academy of Parish Clergy
  • Carriers of Faith: Lessons from Congregational Studies, 1991 (contributor and co-editor)
  • Handbook for Congregational Studies, 1986 (contributor and co-editor)
  • Varieties of Religious Presence, 1985 (co-author)
  • Women of the Cloth, 1983 (co-author)
  • Religion in America, 1950 to the Present, 1978 (co-author)
  • Small Churches Are Beautiful, 1977 (contributor and editor)