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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

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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.

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.

Climbed the Mittellegi Ridge of the Eiger in 2003.