A. K. M. Adam

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Andrew Keith Malcolm Adam
Adam in 2007 in New York, United States
Born (1957-09-10) September 10, 1957 (age 61)
Boston, Massachusetts
OccupationBiblical scholar, theologian
TitleTutor in New Testament and Greek
Academic background
Alma materDuke University
ThesisNew Testament Theology and the Problem of Modernity (1991)
Doctoral advisorDan O. Via
Academic work
DisciplineBiblical studies
Sub-disciplineNew Testament, Greek
School or traditionEpiscopalian
InstitutionsUniversity of Glasgow, St. Stephen's House - Oxford University

Andrew Keith Malcolm Adam (born September 10, 1957, Boston, Massachusetts), known as A. K. M. Adam, is a biblical scholar, theologian, author, priest, technologist and blogger. He is Tutor in New Testament and Greek at St. Stephen's House at Oxford University. He is a writer, speaker, voice-over artist, and activist on topics including postmodern philosophy, hermeneutics, education, and the social constitution of meaning.


Adam received a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College (1979) majoring in philosophy. He earned an M.Div. (1986) and S.T.M. (1987) from Yale Divinity School and was ordained as an Episcopal priest. He received a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University in 1991, where he developed his thesis, "New Testament Theology and the Problem of Modernity" under Dan O. Via. After receiving his doctorate from Duke, he went to become Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Eckerd College from 1991 to 1994. He was appointed Assistant Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he taught for 5 years (1994–1999). From 1999-2008, Adam was Professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

At the end of his time at Seabury Adam completed a one-year appointment as Visiting Professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In 2009 he moved to Glasgow, Scotland, joining the staff of the University of Glasgow as lecturer in New Testament Studies in September 2009;[1] beginning in Michaelmas 2013, he joined the staff of St Stephen's House, Oxford, as Tutor in New Testament, and Oriel College as College Lecturer in Theology.[2]

Throughout his academic career, Adam has also served the Episcopal Church as a priest, including the Parish of St. Luke's in Evanston, Illinois, and St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow.[3]

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Adam in 2008 in Linz, Austria

At the Conference on Theology and Pedagogy, hosted at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2001, he presented "The Disseminary: What Theological Educators Need to Learn from Napster."[4] In October 2003, he presented at BloggerCon on the topics of "Weblogs and Education," and "Weblogs and Spirituality,"[5] At Ars Electronica 2008 he presented "The Obscure Convergence of Theological Publishing and Technological Innovation".[6]


Adam has published work on theology, hermeneutics, technology, philosophy, truth and meaning, Biblical interpretation, community, digital identity, digital rights, and collaborative spaces in education. His books to date have primarily been concerned with the postmodern implications of understanding and processing the text and meaning of the New Testament.


  • Adam, A. K. M. (1991). New Testament Theology and the Problem of Modernity (Ph.D.). Duke University.


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