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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Gary Long

Gary Long

Department Chair and Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | glong@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Cognitive Science of Religion

Faculty

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Donald Alexander

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus | aledon7@comcast.net | Started at Bethel: 1987

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus

James K. Beilby

James K. Beilby

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | james-beilby@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Systematic and philosophical theology, apologetics, and ethics

John Anthony Dunne

John Anthony Dunne

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | j-dunne@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. Dunne's research interests lie primarily in the New Testament, the life and letters of Paul (esp. Galatians), Christian origins, and second temple Judaism. Within these frameworks he is fascinated by many things, including: theologies of suffering, eschatology, intertextuality, missiology and identity, participation with Christ, and the critique of imperial ideology.

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Dale Durie

Adjunct Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | d-durie@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Preaching, missional theology, and spiritual formation.

Paul Eddy

Paul Eddy

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | eddpau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Biblical and theological studies, with special interests in life of Jesus research, theology of religions, and theology of covenant relationships

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Pamela Erwin

Professor of Biblical Studies | perwin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Ministry

Victor Ezigbo

Victor Ezigbo

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | v-ezigbo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Ezigbo studied Christian theology in three continents: Africa (Nigeria), North America (United States of America.), and Europe (United Kingdom). He has learned in his theological journey across these continents that the Christian faith takes on new forms of expression each time it genuinely encounters a new cultural frontier. Each new expression has its distinct accent that adds to the multi-vernacularity of both the Christian faith and Christian theology. . . . read more.

Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez

Professor of Biblical Studies | j-hernandez@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

New Testament and early Christianity, with a special interest in New Testament Textual Criticism, especially the text of the Apocalypse and its reception history

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John Herzog

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus | jjherzog@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 1981

Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus

Michael Holmes

Michael Holmes

University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity Emeritus | holmic@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

New Testament and early Christianity, with special interests in New Testament textual criticism and the apostolic fathers

Christina Jost

Christina Jost

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | cbusman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Systematic theology

Erik Leafblad

Erik Leafblad

Assistant Professor of Missional Ministries | ecl59862@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Missional Ministries

James Lewis

James Lewis

Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies | j-lewis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Asian religions and culture; missions and world Christianity; religious freedom and law

Karen McKinney

Karen McKinney

Professor of Biblical Studies Emerita | mckkar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Youth ministries and biblical theology, with a special interest in experiential education, anti-racism, and diversity.

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Meredith Nyberg

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | meredith-nyberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies

John Potts

John Potts

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | jwp47774@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies

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Carl Rasmussen

Professor of Old Testament Emeritus | rascar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Professor of Old Testament Emeritus

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | jscott@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Studying the Bible is an adventure. Teaching about the Bible is a privilege. As I teach, I continue to see new things and learn more about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

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Gloria Wiese

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | wieglo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Catherine Wright

Catherine Wright

Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies | c-wright@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

New Testament studies, with special interests in the Gospel of Luke and spiritual formation