CJA Colloquium – Martin Luther King Jr. and Apocalyptic Thought | Events | Department of Theology


Speaker – Dr. Lisa Bowens, Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Lisa Marie Bowens is associate professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a BS (cum laude) in business education and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and four master’s degrees: one in business education and another in library and information studies, both also from UNC-Greensboro, two theological degrees from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina: MTS and Th.M., and a in New Testament Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the first African-American woman to hold the Biblical Department at Princeton Theological Seminary and teaches a variety of courses there, including Introduction to New Testament Exegesis, Paul and Apocalyptic Thought, and African-American Pauline Hermeneutics. . She has written several articles and two books, An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (Mohr Siebeck) and African-American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance and Transformation (Eerdmans). She is a Fellow of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Pentecostal Studies, the Society for the Study of Black Religion, the Society for New Testament Studies, and is a former Fellow of the Fund for Theological Education. She is also currently a member of the review team for the Bulletin for Biblical Research Journal, Horizons Journal, the steering committee of the African American Biblical Hermeneutics Group (SBL), the steering committee of the Pauline Theology Group (SBL) and served as co-chair from the ethics and biblical interpretation group (2018-2021; SBL). Among his current projects are two commentaries, one on 2 Corinthians and one on 1-2 Thessalonians.


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