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Featured Author: Douglas A. Campbell

Dr. Douglas A. Campbell is a New Testament scholar who is especially interested in methodological contributions to Pauline studies and apocalyptic (as opposed to justification-based or salvation-history) soteriology in Paul’s letters. He is a graduate of the University of Otago in New Zealand (BA, political philosophy) and the University of Toronto (MA, religious studies, and PhD), where he wrote his thesis on Romans 3:21–26 under the direction of Richard Longenecker. Born in England and raised in New Zealand, Campbell has taught at the University of Otago (his alma mater), King's College London, and currently serves as the professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. At Duke, he also directs the Prison Studies program.

Campbell is the author of several Eerdmans books, including Paul: An Apostle's Journey, Framing Paul: An Epistolary Biography, and The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul. Prior to his work with Eerdmans, he also published The Quest for Paul's Gospel: A Suggested Strategy and Gospel and Gender: A Trinitarian Engagement with Being Male and Female in Christ, both with T&T Clark.

His newest book is a full overview of Paul’s thinking titled Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God’s Love. Pauline Dogmatics delineates how Paul understands the God revealed in Jesus, describes Paul's theology of "Trinitarian participation," and then explores the implications of these things for the church today in such areas as practical missionary activity and chaplaincy work. Throughout the book, Campbell remains focused on Paul's distinctive concern for the appropriate inclusion of outsiders and what this means for our post-colonial world. Readers will find Campbell in conversation with a range of other theologians—including Karl Barth, Stanley Hauerwas, and Willie Jennings—as well other fields—network theory and restorative justice, among others—in this comprehensive yet eminently practical work.

Dr. Campbell lives in downtown Durham with his wife, Rachel, who is a painter. Together they have two adult children, as well as two cats, a dog, and a brood of chickens. Campbell is active on Twitter (@ProfDCampbell) and has just launched a new blog (also called Pauline Dogmatics) at douglascampbell.me.

 

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