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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


Nathan D. Hieb (Author)
Release date: September 1, 2013

Nathan Hieb gives an innovative study that bridges the boundaries of method, doctrine, and praxis, creating a strong theological and action-oriented relationship between systematic and liberation theology.

Jessica DeCou (Author)
Release date: September 1, 2013

This book offers a critical analysis and reinterpretation of Karl Barth's theology of culture--the least studied aspect of his work--revealing his significance for contemporary work in theology of culture by applying his approach to the study of popular culture and entertainment.

David P. Melvin (Author)
Release date: August 1, 2013
Melvin traces the emergence and development of the motif of angelic interpretation of visions from late prophetic literature (Ezekiel 40-48; Zechariah 1-6) into early apocalyptic literature (1 Enoch 17-36; 72-82; Daniel 7-8).
Aaron D. Conley (Author)
Release date: August 1, 2013
Conley calls into question the outdated historical methodologies in use in Christian social ethics and outlines the consequences stemming from them. By adopting the postmodern ...
Edward Pillar (Author)
Release date: August 1, 2013
Pillar explores the evidence in Paul's letter and in aspects of the Roman imperial culture in Thessalonica in order to imagine what that proclamation of Jesus' resurrection would have evoked for its first hearers.