New Testament


To treasure and promote the knowledge, understanding and life-application of the New Testament and its message about Jesus Christ and His teachings.

The department seeks to do this through teaching, preaching, lecturing, research and writing. Its horizon includes biblical languages, interpretation, theology, backgrounds, archaeology and the origins of the Christian movement.

Faculty & Support Personnel
P. Richard Choi
Professor of New Testament
Robert M. Johnston
Professor of New Testament 
and Christian Origins, Emeritus

Tom Shepherd
Professor of New Testament Interpretation,
Director, Phd/Thd Programs

W. Larry Richards
Professor of New Testament Exegesis, Emeritus
Director, Greek Manuscript Research Center
Teresa Reeve
Associate Professor of New Testament Contexts
Rachel E. Sauer
Administrative Assistant
Ranko Stefanovic
Professor of New Testament,
Director of MA in Religion and Seminary Affiliations & Extensions
Felix Cortez
Assistant Professor of New Testament Literature
Greek Manuscript Research Center

Its primary goal is to help develop a more complete understanding and appreciation of Chrisitanity's primary documents—the original, handwritten Greek manuscripts of the New Testament copied over a 1,200-year period. The Seminary is a participant in the International Greek New Testament Project, an ongoing venture of American and European scholars seeking to create an exhaustive multi-volume reference tool that documents every variant in all known, surviving Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. The GMR holds one of the largest collections of microfilmed Greek manuscripts in North America.

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