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James EdwardsJames R. Edwards

Adjunct Faculty
Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.None listed
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall


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


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

Books: 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: The Gospel according to Luke, PNTC (Eerdmans, 2015); The Gospel according to Mark, PNTC (Eerdmans, 2002); Romans, Understanding the Bible Commentary Series (Baker, 2011); Hebrews in Renovare Study Bible (Harper, 2005); Romans in New Interpreter's Study Bible (Abingdon, 2003); commentaries on Mark, Romans, Ephesians, 1-2 Peter, Jude (Community Bible Study).

Numerous articles in scholarly and popular journals, and 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.