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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


Release date: October 1, 2013
In his letter to the Romans, Paul opposes justification by works of law, but simultaneously affirms--as did most of the early Christian movement, McFadden argues--a final judgment according to works.
Joshua B. Davis (Author)
Release date: October 1, 2013
This volume traces out the problem of creation and grace in modern Catholic and Protestant dogmatics and provides a historical genealogy that situates the origin of the problem.
Release date: October 1, 2013

Hancock's attention to the narrative of Esther and comparison with Hellenistic and Persian historiography depicting "wise women" acting in royal contexts reveals that Esther is in fact representative of a wider tradition.

Release date: September 1, 2013
United States, empire, country, civil religion, democracy, democratic, national Christianity, Western
Junius Johnson (Author)
Release date: September 1, 2013
Second Vatican Council, Balthasar, von Balthasar, phylosophy, philosophical theology, nouvelle theologie