Dr. Alicia Myers

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Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek

 

  • BA, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • MTS, Duke University Divinity School
  • PhD, Baylor University 

Dr. Myers teaches New Testament and Greek. Prior to joining the faculty at Campbell Divinity School, she taught at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.

 

Dr. Myers’ research areas include the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John, characterization, classical rhetoric, and gender, especially how ancient medical literature can help interpreters better understand assumptions about body and spirit in the New Testament. Her second monograph focuses on this final element by exploring the characterizations and references to mothers and motherhood in the New Testament, including passages that describe conception and birth (e.g., Jesus’ birth and the “new” birth of believers), breast-feeding and milk (e.g., Paul’s self-designation as a “nurse”), and maternal relationships and expectations (e.g., 1 Tim 2:15). This book is titled Blessed Among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament and is forthcoming with Oxford University Press (2017).

 

Her dissertation focused on the role of the Old Testament in presenting the character of Jesus in the Gospel of John; it is published in the Library of New Testament Studies series as Characterizing Jesus: A Rhetorical Analysis on the Fourth Gospel’s Use of Scripture in Its Presentation of Jesus (2012). In 2015, she co-edited with Bruce G. Schuchard a volume highlighting current perspectives on the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John titled Abiding Words (SBL Press). She has also published articles in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Journal of Biblical LiteratureCatholic Biblical QuarterlyBiblica, and Perspectives in Religious Studies in addition to a number of essays in various edited volumes, most recently in How John Works (ed. Douglas Estes and Ruth Sheridan, SBL Press, 2016) and Making Sense of Motherhood (ed. Beth Stovell, Wipf & Stock, 2016). She has also published essays that focus specifically on the concerns of pastors in Christian Reflection, Lectionary Homiletics, and Feasting on the Gospels (Westminster John Knox, 2015). In this vein, she is also serving as a guest editor for Review & Expositor on an upcoming issue devoted to the topic of “fear” in biblical, inter-religious, social, personal, and political contexts (May 2018). She is a co-chair of the Johannine Literature Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is a member of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. With Adam English, she is the co-founder and co-general editor of the NABPR monograph series “Perspectives on Baptist Identities.”

 

She and her husband, Scott, have two sons, Keaton and Gavin, and a dog, Griffin, who together keep them very busy!

 
  • Office Location: Taylor Hall of Religion, 309
  • E-mail: amyers@campbell.edu
  • Phone: 800-760-9827, ext. 1874