Calvin J Roetzel

Professor Roetzel’s areas of scholarly interest include New Testament studies, particularly the Pauline texts. His scholarship also deals with Paul’s reception as a figure of authority in the early Church, and related questions that can be asked of Paul’s Jewish contemporaries, Philo and Josephus.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Biblical Studies, Duke University, 1968.
  • B.D.: Perkins School of Theology, SMU.
  • B.A.: Hendrix college.

Specialties

  • New Testament studies, particularly the Pauline texts
  • Paul's reception as a figure of authority in the early Church
  • Related questions that can be asked of Paul's Jewish contemporaries, Philo and Josephus
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Sundet Chair in New Testament and Christian Studies: January 2006
Publications
  • Paul: A Jew on the Margins. Roetzel, Calvin, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, Author, 2003.
  • “Sex and the Single God: Celibacy as Social Protest in the Time of Augustus“: Roetzel, Calvin, University of Toronto Quarterly (ed. Stephen G. Wilson and Michael Desjardins), 231-238, 2001.
  • Paul: The Man and the Myth. Roetzel, Calvin, Author.
  • Abingdon NT Commentaries: 2 Corinthians. Roetzel, Calvin, Abingdon/Cokesbury, Author, 2007.
  • Letters of Paul: Conversations in Context. Roetzel, Calvin, Westminster/John Knox, Author, 5th ed. 2009.
  • "The Language of War and the Language of Weakness (2Cor. 10:1-6; 11:21b-12:10)": Roetzel, Calvin, Journal of Biblical Interpretation, January 2009.
  • The World that Shaped the New Testament, revised ed.. Roetzel, Calvin, Westminster/John Knox, Author, 2002.
  • "IOUDAIOI and Paul": Roetzel, Calvin, Brill, The New Testament and Early Christian Literature, 3-15, 2006.