Bible instructor recognized by Society of Biblical Literature

Posted October 02, 2012

Trevor Thompson, instructor in the ACU Department of Bible, Missions and Ministry (DBMM), has received the Regional Scholar Award from the Society of Biblical Literature for 2013. He was nominated by the Midwest Region for his paper, “Claiming Ephesus: Pauline Legacy in the Acts of John.”

The winning paper will appear in a forthcoming volume of collected essays, The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries C.E.

“The Society of Biblical Literature is among the most prestigious associations for biblical studies, so this is a very nice honor for a young scholar,” says Dr. Rodney Ashlock, department chair and assistant professor in the DBMM.

Thompson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago in the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature. He recently partnered with a colleague to produce the first English translation of Galen's De Indolentia, a long-lost work discovered in 2005 among the holdings of a monastery in Thessaloniki, Greece. Last year, he co-edited a volume on early Christian anthropology, Christian Body, Christian Self: Concepts of Early Christian Personhood.

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