A. Andrew Das

A. Andrew Das, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Faculty for Assessment and Accreditation; Professor
Department of Religious Studies

Dr. Das has been listed among twenty-five leading Pauline theorists of the last century in the textbook Perspectives Old and New on Paul. Another recent text, Approaches to Paul, devotes a section to his work.

He has authored several books with leading publishers in biblical studies: Solving the Romans Debate (Fortress, 2007), Paul and the Jews (Hendrickson, 2003), Paul, the Law, and the Covenant (Hendrickson, 2001), and Galatians (808 pages, Concordia Academic, 2014). Paul and the Stories of Israel: The Grand Thematic Narratives of Galatians (Fortress, 2016). He co-edited and contributed to The Forgotten God: Perspectives in Biblical Theology (Westminster John Knox, 2002). His articles have appeared in such premiere venues as the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Journal for the Study of the New TestamentNew Testament Studies, the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Biblical Research, as well as in edited volumes, including Paul Unbound (Hendrickson, 2009), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon, 2009), Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans (Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul: Essays in Honor of Frank J. Matera (Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics (“Galatians”), the Lexham Bible Dictionary (“Sadducees,” “The Letter to the Romans”), and the essay introducing the undisputed Pauline letters in the Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies (forthcoming in 2017).

Dr. Das is also researching the key women and their leadership in the Pauline communities and writings. He has served as an invited member of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Paul and Scripture Seminar and has presented his work at the annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, the Institute for Biblical Research, the prestigious international Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, of which he is an elected member, and the Evangelical Theological Society. He is also a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. He was one of a handful of western scholars invited to deliver a paper at the inaugural meeting of the Society of Biblical Scholars, the new organization for biblical scholarship on the African continent. He has published in and currently serves on the editorial board of the biblical studies journal Sapientia Logos. He is a steering committee member for the Society of Biblical Literature’s Scripture in Paul group. His labors throughout the entirety of the New Testament are reflected in the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), a translation released in 2017; he continues to serve on its Translation Oversight Committee. He has authored for wider audiences Baptized into God’s Family (Northwestern, 1991; second edition, 2008).

Dr. Das received graduate degrees from Yale University and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He also did doctoral work at Duke University. He teaches in biblical studies, early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism.

  • REL 200 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • REL 252 Movies and God
  • REL 305 Visions, Revolts and Messiahs: Second Temple Judaism
  • REL 306 The Story of Jesus: The Synoptic Gospels
  • REL 307 Paul the Apostle: His Letters and Thought
  • REL 320 The Emergence of Christian Thought

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