MemberWayne Coppins

I am Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Georgia, where I have taught since 2007. I specialize in New Testament Studies/Early Christianity, and my teaching and research interests are currently focused on the Synoptic Gospels. I am also strongly committed to fostering increased dialogue between German and English scholarship in the field, a commitment that is most evident in my co-editorship, with Simon Gathercole, of the academic series Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity. For further information about my intellectual biography and research, see here.

MemberJeremiah Coogan

…November 2020: “Before Griesbach: Reimagining the History of the Synoptic Problem,” Synoptic Gospels Program Unit, SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

November 2020: “Reconfigured Matthew in the Second Century,” Matthew Program Unit, SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA…

Jeremiah Coogan (PhD Notre Dame, 2020) is a scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity whose research focuses on Gospel reading, material texts, and late antiquity. In autumn 2020, he will begin the project “Expanding the Gospel according to Matthew: Continuity and Change in Early Gospel Literature” at the University of Oxford, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Research Council. He is also a 2019–2021 Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (University of Virginia) and was recognized as the 2020 Midwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

MemberNicholas Elder

…“This is not Mark’s Style”: The Endings of the Gospel in Greco-Roman Media Culture. Society of Biblical Literature 2017 National Meeting, Boston, MA. Synoptic Gospels Section. November 2017.

Echoic Intertextuality in Mark and Joseph and Aseneth. Society of Biblical Literature 2017 National Meeting, Boston, MA. Intertextuality in the New Testament Section. November 2017….

I am a PhD Candidate at Marquette University writing my dissertation on the affinities between the Gospel of Mark and Joseph and Aseneth from a media-critical perspective. My research engages the media culture of early Jewish and Christian narrative.

MemberTimothy Luckritz Marquis

…avel, and the Rhetoric of Empire. Synkrisis; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

Articles and Essays

“Travel and Homelessness.” In Handbook to the Historical Paul. Edited by Ryan Schellenberg and Heidi Wendt. London: T&T Clark, in process.

“Travel and Itinerancy.” In The Oxford Handbook on the Synoptic Gospels. Edited by Stephen Ahearne-Kroll. Oxford: Oxford University Press, under contract.

“Dionysus, Disidentifications, and Wandering Pauline Epiphanies.” In Bodies on the Verge: Queering Pauline Epistles. Edited by Joseph A. Marchal. Semeia Studies; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, forthcomin…

Pedagogy, communication, mobility I work in faculty development and instructional design with an emphasis on online and hybrid teaching and learning and intercultural engagement. I also teach Religious Studies, Christian origins, and ancient history. My research and writing explore ancient and modern itinerancy, ancient ethnicity and modern race, gender studies, and biopolitics.

MemberPhillip Long

…Jesus the Bridegroom: The Origin of the Eschatological Feast as a Wedding Banquet in the Synoptic Gospels. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-62032-957-3

Galatians: Freedom through God’s Grace. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2019. ISBN: 1532671202


“The Pastor’s Guide to Resources Materials on the New Testament,” Ministry: International Journal for Pastors, May (2006): 22-5. With John McVay.

“Jesus, the Bridegroom.” Journal of Grace Theology 1.1 (2014): 37-51.

“A Brief Introduction to the New Perspective on Paul,” Journal of Grace Theology 2.1 (2015): 3-18.

“Hidden but now R…

Phillip J. Long is the chair of Biblical Studies at Grace Christian University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught since 1998. He has served as the chair of the Midwest Evangelical Theological Society, 2013-2014.  His first book, Jesus the Bridegroom, was published by Wipf & Stock in 2012. He has edited Journal of Grace Theology since 2014. He regularly contributes to Reading Acts (, a blog dedicated to New Testament studies.

MemberDavid A. Burnett

“A Neglected Deuteronomic Scriptural Matrix for the Nature of the Resurrection Body in 1 Cor 15:39-42?,” Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2016 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

“The Sword and the Servant: Reframing the Function of the ‘Two Swords’ of Luke 22:35-38 in Narrative Context.” Synoptic Gospels Program Unit, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia.

“‘So Shall Your Seed Be’: Paul’s Use of Genesis 15:5 in Romans 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deification Traditions.” Pauline Epistles Program Unit, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Li…

David A. Burnett is a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Religious Studies in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant and research assistant in the Department of Theology at Marquette. He has also studied at Tantur Ecumenical Institute of the University of Notre Dame in Jerusalem, Israel and Oxford University. His work has been published with Fortress Academic/Lexington Press and in the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters. His research interests include early Jewish apocalyptic, esoteric, and mystical traditions within the reception and interpretation of scripture in the Second Temple period and the integral role these traditions play in the study of Christian origins. More specifically, he is interested in the origins and development of early Jewish and Christian deification and angelomorphic traditions, the development of Messianism and Christology, and apocalyptic eschatology and resurrection beliefs in Early Judaism and Christian origins. His current research agenda focuses on tracing these streams of tradition in Pauline literature and thought, Luke-Acts, and the exploration and (re)description of the parting of the ways between early Judaism and Christianity.

MemberJoshua Reno

…“Gender,” The Oxford Handbook of the Synoptic Gospels. Co-authored with Stephen. P. Ahearne-Kroll (forthcoming).

Struggling Sages: Pauline Rhetoric and Social Control, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 80.3 (2018): 491–511.

Γυνὴ τοῦ Πατρός: Analytic Kin Circumlocution and the Case for Corinthian Adultery, Journal of Biblical Literature 135.4 (2016): 827–847….

Joshua Reno is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He holds an MTh in New Testament from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). His research interests include the Pauline epistles, Hellenistic/Roman philosophy, ancient invective, and the Second Sophistic. He is writing his dissertation on the use of sexual invective in the Pauline corpus as part of his community-shaping strategy. Specifically, Joshua’s interest lies in how Paul deploys insinuations of gender-sexual deviancy/deficiency against his rivals as part of his rhetorical effort to exert control over these nascent Christian communities and how this reconsideration impacts reconstructive mirror-readings.