If you want to strengthen your Greek, study the Johannine literature, or interact with contemporary New Testament scholarship on issues such as Paul’s view of justification, the Ph.D. in New Testament will provide the training ground for you. This degree allows students to focus on either the language, literature or theology of the New Testament

Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests (in parentheses). Professors who can supervise students in this area are:

Thomas R. Schreiner – (New Testament Theology, Pauline Theology)

William F. Cook, III  – (The Gospel of John, Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection)

Jonathan T. Pennington – (Matthew and the Gospels, History of Interpretation)

Robert L. Plummer –  (Hermeneutics, Greek)

Brian J. Vickers – (Pauline Theology, Hermeneutics)

Jarvis J. Williams – (Pauline Studies, Second Temple Literature)

Seminars provide students the opportunity to engage in focused study on key subjects in their academic discipline. The following list is a sampling of available courses in this area:

  • Romans
  • Hermeneutics
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • New Testament Language
  • History of Interpretation
  • Hebrews

If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process. To prepare for the entrance exam in this area of study, consult the study guide.


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