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Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars is a curated, selective dissertation series dedicated to highlighting innovative and creative projects from new scholars in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and Christian history.

If you, or one of your students, are working on a dissertation of special merit, we'd like to know about it! We're actively considering projects in progress or completed within the last two academic years.

Praise for books in the series

Masterful, energetic exploration. . .

Vernon Robbins | Emory University

Exhibiting lucid analysis and deep insight. . .

Paul Nimmo | University of Edinburgh

Crisp writing, clear thought, insightful reflection. . .

Miroslav Volf | Yale Divinity School


Memories of Asaph: Mnemohistory and the Psalms of Asaph
Release date: June 15, 2017

Although the Psalms of Asaph (Pss. 50, 73‒83) contain a concentration of historical referents unparalleled in the Psalter, they have rarely attracted sustained historical interest. Karl N. ...

Double Particularity: Karl Barth, Contextuality, and Asian American Theology
Daniel D. Lee (Author)
Release date: May 1, 2017

Double Particularity is a constructive proposal for theological methodology addressing the Asian American context using the theology of Karl Barth. It focuses primarily on employing Barth’s theology ...

Justin against Marcion: Defending the Christian Philosophy
Andrew Hayes (Author)
Release date: April 1, 2017

In a period where Christianity was only beginning to form a definitive identity, Marcion played a remarkable and generative role. Andrew Hayes takes the measure of his ...

Acting for Others
Release date: March 1, 2017

This book explores why the metaphor of the church as a family is insufficient. Taking up Arendt's notions of action and her criticism of privatization, the author examines community, relation, and human subjects through the work of Bonhoeffer and Stăniloae.

The Gift of Love
Andrew Staron (Author)
Release date: February 1, 2017

The Gift of Love explores the intelligibility of Augustine's claim that we come to know and encounter God in and through our love.