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James W. Thompson

James ThompsonProfessor of New Testament
Onstead Chair for Biblical Studies
B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.A., Abilene Christian University
B.D., Union Theological Seminary
M.Div., Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 
Special Studies, University of Tübingen

325.674.3781
james.thompson@acu.edu

ACU Box 29453 
Abilene, TX 79699

Research Interests: Hebrews, Paul, the relationship between biblical interpretation and preaching

Personal Interests:
Travel, German History, Basketball

Courses Taught: Introduction to Exegesis, New Testament Theology, Advanced Introduction to the New Testament, Romans, Epistle to the Hebrews, Preaching from the New Testament, The Pastoral Epistles

Some Publications:

  • Author of several books, including Preaching Like Paul, Pastoral Ministry According to Paul, Our Life Together, The Mark of a Christian, Strategy for Survival, The Church in Exile, and Equipped for Change 
  • Authored commentaries on 2 Corinthians and Hebrews
  • A translator of the Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament

James and his wife Carolyn have lived in Abilene for 20 years. Having lived in Germany, James and Carolyn--herself a professor of German at ACU--love traveling to Germany and introducing German culture (and cuisine!) to their students.

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