Graham Twelftree

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Graham H. Twelftree, Ph.D. (born 8 July 1950) is an Australian born biblical scholar who currently serves as the Charles Holman Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Regent University's School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon earning his master's degree from Oxford University, Twelftree went on to study under world renowned New Testament scholar James D. G. Dunn at the University of Nottingham. After completing his doctoral dissertation Jesus, the Exorcist: A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus, he went on to author dozens of books and journal articles including perhaps his most noted work Jesus the Miracle Worker: A Historical & Theological Study (Grand Rapids: IVP, 1999). Through his writings, Twelftree has made a significant contribution to what has been called the third quest for the historical Jesus. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Sheffield Academic Press). Before his tenure at Regent University, Twelftree was pastor of a Vineyard church in Adelaide, Australia.

Writing[edit]

Twelftree has written or edited numerous books, journal articles, and reviews including:

Published chapters and journal articles[edit]

  • "Demon-Possession and Exorcism in the New Testament," with James D. G. Dunn, Churchman (London) 94 (1980), pp. 210–25.
  • "Jesus in Jewish Traditions," in Gospel Perspectives: The Jesus Tradition Outside the Gospels, ed., David Wenham (Sheffield: JSOT, 1985), pp. 289–341.
  • "If I cast out demons?" in Gospel Perspectives: The Miracles of Jesus, ed., David Wenham and Craig Blomberg (Sheffield: JSOT, 1986), pp. 361–400.
  • "The Place of Exorcism in Contemporary Ministry," St Mark's Review (Canberra) 127 (September 1986), pp. 25–39.
  • "Exorcism in the New Testament and in Contemporary Ministry: A Reader's Guide, in Christian Book Newsletter 5 (8, November 1987), pp. 7-11.
  • "Jesus as an Exorcist," in New Times (Adelaide, South Australia) May 1987, pp. 9–10.
  • "Devil and Demons," in New Dictionary of Theology, ed., Sinclair B. Ferguson and David F. Wright (Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1988), pp. 196–98.
  • "Exorcism," in New Dictionary of Theology, ed., Sinclair B. Ferguson and David F. Wright (Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1988), pp. 244–46.
  • "Job," in Daily Bread (Melbourne: Scripture Union, January-March 1990).
  • "Mark," in The Message of the Bible, ed., George Carey (Tring, UK: Lion, 1988), pp. 156–64.
  • "The Message of 1 Corinthians," in The Message of the Bible, ed., George Carey (Tring, UK: Lion, 1988), pp. 210–15.
  • "The Message of 2 Corinthians," in The Message of the Bible, ed., George Carey (Tring, UK: Lion, 1988), pp. 216–219.
  • "Church Agenda: The Lucan Perspective," in Evangelism and Preaching in Secular Australia: Essays in Honour of Arthur Jackson, ed., with R. Dean Drayton (Melbourne: JBCE, 1989), pp. 59–73.
  • "Discipleship in Mark's Gospel," St Mark's Review (Canberra) 141 (1990), pp. 5–11.
  • "Blasphemy," in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, ed., Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1992), pp. 75–77.
  • "Demon, Devil, Satan," in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, ed., Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1992), 163-72.
  • "La possession démoniaque et l'exorcisme dans le Nouveau Testament," with J. D. G. Dunn, Hokhma 51 (1992), pp. 34–52.
  • "Sanhedrin," in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, ed., Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1992), pp. 728–32.
  • "Scribes," in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, ed., Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1992), pp. 732–35.
  • "Temptation of Jesus," in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, ed., Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1992), pp. 821–27.
  • "Healing, Illness," in Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, ed., Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P. Martin and Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1993), pp. 378–81.
  • "But What is Exorcism?" New Times (Adelaide, South Australia) March 1993, p. 14.
  • "Signs, Wonders, Miracles," in Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, ed., Gerald F. Hawthorne, Ralph P. Martin and Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 1993), pp. 875–77.
  • "The Holy Spirit Hits Hope Valley," in Renewal (Crowborough, UK) 222 (November 1994), p. 50.
  • "The Demonic," in New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology, ed., David J. Atkinson and David Field (Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1995), pp. 296–97.
  • "The Holy Spirit Hits Hope Valley," in Fresh Outpourings of the Holy Spirit: The Impact of Toronto, ed., Wallace Boulton (Crowborough, UK: Monarch, 1995), pp. 29–31.
  • "Mark," in G. Carey and R. Keeley, ed., The Bible for Everyday Life (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996)
  • "The Message of 1 Corinthians," in G. Carey and R. Keeley, ed., The Bible for Everyday Life (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996)
  • "The Message of 2 Corinthians," in G. Carey and R. Keeley, ed., The Bible for Everyday Life (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996)
  • "Demon-Possession and Exorcism in the New Testament," with James D. G. Dunn, in The Christ and the Spirit, collected essays of James D. G. Dunn, 2 volumes (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998), 2: 170-86.
  • "The Place of Exorcism in Contemporary Ministry," Anvil 5 (St. Albans, UK) (2, 1988), pp. 133–50.
  • "Signs and Wonders," in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, ed., T. D. Alexander and Brian S. Rosner (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 2000), pp. 775–81.
  • "Sanhedrin," in Dictionary of New Testament Background, ed., Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 2000), pp. 1061–65.
  • "Scribes," in Dictionary of New Testament Background, ed., Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 2000), pp. 1086–89.
  • "Spiritual Powers," in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, ed., T. D. Alexander and Brian S. Rosner (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 2000), pp. 796–802.
  • "Testing," in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, ed., T. D. Alexander and Brian S. Rosner (Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP, 2000), pp. 796–802.
  • "Exorcism in the Fourth Gospel and the Synoptics," in Robert T. Fortna and Tom Thatcher, ed., Jesus in Johannine Tradition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001), pp. 135–43.
  • "The Miracles of Jesus: Marginal or Mainstream"? Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Sheffield University Press) 1 (1, 2003), 104-124.
  • "The History of Miracles in the Jesus of History," in Scot McKnight and Grant R. Osborne, ed., The Face of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic and Leicester, UK: Apollos/IVP, 2004).
  • "Theology and the Church---Divorce or Remarriage?: A Response" (January 2004) Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research.
  • "Prayer and the Coming of the Spirit in Acts," Expository Times 117 (7, 2006): 271–76.
  • "Beelzebul," New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 2006), 1.417-418.
  • "Jesus the Exorcist and Ancient Magic," in A Kind of Magic. Understanding Magic in the New Testament and its Religious Environment, ed., Michael Labahn, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte (Library of New Testament Studies 306, European Studies in Christian Origins; London, New York: T&T Clark, 2007), pp. 57—86.

Published books[edit]

  • Christ Triumphant: Exorcism Then and Now (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1984)
  • Evangelism and Preaching in Secular Australia: Essays in Honour of Arthur Jackson, ed., with R. Dean Drayton (Melbourne: JBCE, 1989)
  • Heaven Sent: The Urgency of Mission (Homebush West, NSW: Anzea, 1991)
  • At Your Service: Ministry and Leadership (Homebush West, NSW: Anzea, 1991)
  • Seeking and Finding: It Matters What We Believe (Homebush West, NSW: Anzea, 1991)
  • Jesus the Exorcist: A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus (Tübingen: Mohr, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993)
  • The Way of Discipleship: Mark 8 to 10 (Sydney: Albatross and Oxford: IBRA, 1993)
  • Drive the Point Home: 200 Powerful and Poignant Stories for Speakers, Preachers and Teachers (Crowborough: Monarch 1994)
  • Get the Point Across: 200 Effective and Entertaining Stories for Speakers, Preachers and Teachers (Crowborough: Monarch, 1996)
  • Jesus the Miracle Worker: A Historical and Theological Study (Grand Rapids: IVP, 1999)
  • Thinking Clearly About Life After Death (London: Monarch, 2002)
  • Your Point Being? 300 Striking Stories for Speakers, Preachers and Teachers (London and Grand Rapids: Monarch, 2003)
  • In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism Among Early Christians (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2007)

Professional memberships[edit]

  • Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Sheffield University Press, UK)
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Institute for Biblical Research, Board of Directors
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Society of Biblical Literature Study Group: The historical Jesus in John's Gospel
  • Society for Pentecostal Studies
  • Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  • The Association of Vineyard Churches
  • Tyndale Fellowship, Cambridge, UK

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