Feb 10th, 2021
Episode: In this episode, Jason A. Myers and Ben Witherington III will help orient you to some of the major perspectives on Paul within contemporary New Testament scholarship. Tune in for rich conversation on N. T. Wright's work, covenant theology, authorship in the Pauline corpus, Paul within Judaism, critiques/assessments of apocalyptic readings of Paul, and much more that arises from Witherington III's and Myers' book Voices and Views on Paul (IVP 2020)!
Guests: Dr. Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Witherington has written over fifty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today, as well as Voices and Views on Paul (IVP 2020), co-authored with Jason Myers. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website. Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.
Dr. Jason A. Myers (Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2015) is the Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Greensboro College. In addition to this full time role, he is also lecturer in New Testament at Westminster Theological Centre in the U.K. Jason is active in both the academy and the church and serves as the director of preaching in his church context. He is the co-author of Voices and Views on Paul (IVP 2020) and Paul of Arabia (Cascade 2020). He is married to Lisa (13 years) and they have a son, Augustine and live in Greesnboro, NC.
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