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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


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.
Sean D. Burke (Author)
Release date: August 1, 2013
As Sean D. Burke treats questions on the Ethiopian eunuch, he shows that eunuchs bore particular stereotyped associations regarding gender and sexual status as well as of race, ethnicity, and class.
Thomas W. Ricks (Author)
Release date: August 1, 2013
Ricks examines the exposition of the doctrine of the Trinity in a set of texts from key Arabic Christian thinkers from the eighth and ninth centuries.
Ben Fulford (Author)
Release date: July 1, 2013
Ben Fulford argues for a densely historical and theological reading of scripture centered in a Christological rubric.