Joel B. Green

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Joel B. Green, Ph.D. is an American New Testament scholar, theologian, author, Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Green is a prolific author who has written on a diverse range of topics related to both New Testament scholarship and theology. He is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church.[1]


Dr. Green holds the academic degrees of Bachelor of Science, conferred by Texas Tech University in 1978, Master of Theology, received in 1982 from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University; and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, obtained in 1985.[1]

From 1992 to 1997 Green was Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the American Baptist Seminary of the West and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. From 1997 to 2007 he was a professor at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, dean of the School of Theology, and provost, before taking up the post of Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.[1] [2] In 2011, Dr. Green was named as the general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). [3] He has served as chair of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature and a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Biblical Research.[1]


He has written and edited some thirty books.[2] They include Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels,The Gospel of Luke (a volume of the New International Commentary on the New Testament), Jesus of Nazareth: Lord and Christ: Essays on the Historical Jesus and New Testament Christology, What about the Soul?, Neuroscience and Christianity Anthropology'.[4]

He has also written many articles and chapters, both for academic study and for general readership. He is the General Editor of the Wesley Study Bible. He is also the editor of the Journal of Theological Interpretation, and serves on the editorial board of such journals as Science and Theology and Science & Christian Belief.[1]`.[2] He is the New Testament editor for the Common English Bible.[5]


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