Margaret M. Mitchell

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Margaret Mitchell
Born1956 (age 62–63)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
ThesisPaul and the rhetoric of reconciliation an exegetical investigation of the language and composition of 1 Corinthians (1989)
Doctoral advisorHans Dieter Betz
Academic work
DisciplineEarly Christianity
New Testament
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago

Margaret M. Mitchell is an American scholar of late antique Christianity. She is currently Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School.[1] Mitchell received her doctorate at the same institution in 1989, under the supervision of Hans Dieter Betz and Robert Grant. She also served as dean of the Divinity School from 2010 to 2015.[2][3][4]

Mitchell has made important contributions to research on the letters of the Paul of Tarsus to the Corinthians, on early Christian rhetoric, and on John Chrysostom. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature and New Testament Studies and is currently the co-editor of a number of series including the Novum Testamentum Supplement series (Brill) [5] and the Writings from the Greco-Roman World text and translation series (Society of Biblical Literature). Forthcoming projects include a commentary in the Hermeneia series on 2 Corinthians.[6] She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2010. [7]

Selected works[edit]


  • Mitchell, Margaret M. (1989). Paul and the rhetoric of reconciliation an exegetical investigation of the language and composition of 1 Corinthians (Ph.D.). Chicago, IL: Chicago University. ISBN 9783161457944. OCLC 722335252.


  • ——— (1990). The Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation. Hermeneutische Untersuchungen zur Theologie. 40. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. ISBN 9780664225100. OCLC 49527186.
  • ——— (1991). Paul and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation: An Exegetical Investigation of the Language and Composition of 1 Corinthians. Hermeneutische Untersuchungen zur Theologie. 28. Tübingen: Paul Siebeck. ISBN 9783161457944. OCLC 797505309. - revision of author's thesis
  • ———; Greer, Rowan A. (2007). The “Belly-Myther” of Endor: Interpretations of 1 Kingdoms 28 in The Early Church. Writings from the Greco-Roman World. 16. Atlanta: Scholars Press. ISBN 9781435626942. OCLC 191683218.
  • ——— (2010). Paul, the Corinthians, and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521197953. OCLC 496958988.
  • ——— (2017). Paul and the Emergence of Christian Textuality: early Christian literary culture in context: collected essays. Volume I. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 393. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. ISBN 9783161546167. OCLC 1018406215.

Edited by[edit]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Margaret M. "Margaret M. Mitchell". The University of Chicago Divinity School. The University of Chicago. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ University of Chicago News: Margaret M. Mitchell appointed next dean of University of Chicago Divinity School
  3. ^ Chicago Breaking News: University of Chicago Divinity School to get new dean
  4. ^ Carnig, Jennifer. "Rosengarten to serve second term as Divinity School Dean". The University of Chicago Chronicle. The University of Chicago. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ Brill - Novum Testamentum, Supplements
  6. ^ Overview of Hermeneia Commentaries
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-11-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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