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James Edwards

James R. Edwards

Professor/Bruner-Welch Chair
Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4546
Fax: (509) 777-3274
Office Location: Westminster Hall 119
E-mail: jedwards@whitworth.edu

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Education:
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary
New Testament Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland; University of Tübingen, Germany
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A. Whitworth University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  1997

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:
Old and New Testament; the Gospels and life of Jesus; Biblical Hebrew; Koine Greek; history of early Christianity; Reformation; German church struggle, communist East Germany; the Holocaust

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Currently writing a commentary on the Gospel of Luke for the Pillar New Testament Commentary Series (Eerdmans).

Books include: The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition (Eerdmans, 2009); Is Jesus the Only Savior? (Eerdmans, 2005); The Divine Intruder (NavPress, 2000).

Commentaries include: commentary on Hebrews in Renovare Study Bible (Harper, 2005); commentary on Romans in New Interpreter's Study Bible (Abingdon, 2003); commentary on The Gospel of Mark, PNTC (Eerdmans, 2002); commentary on Romans, NIBC (Hendrickson's 1992).

Also publishes numerous articles in scholarly and popular journals, and is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and lectureships.

Named by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to the task force for the revision of the Heidelberg Catechism (2009-2010).

Member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, N.J. (2007). Recipient of several teaching awards, including Outstanding Professor at Jamestown College and Whitworth University; former scholar for North Dakota Humanities Council; recipient of Templeton Grant in Science and Religion (1996); recipient of Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst Award (1993).

Leader of study programs to Luther's Germany; church struggle in Germany; ancient Christian sites in Turkey; historical geography of Israel and Palestine.

Ordained minister, PCUSA. Contributing editor of Christianity Today. Climbed the Mittellegi Ridge of the Eiger in 2003.

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