Prof. John T. CarrollProfessor of New Testament

    Research profile

    Prof. Carroll’s primary research activities and interests are the Gospel of Luke, early Christian interpretation of the death of Jesus, early Christian eschatology, the career and message of Jesus, and theological interpretation of the Bible.

    A commentary on the Gospel of Luke is in preparation for the New Testament Library (Westminster John Knox Press).

    Teaching profile

    Prof. Carroll teaches courses at both master’s and doctoral levels in New Testament interpretation, New Testament Gospels, the letters of Paul, and the Book of Revelation, as well as interdisciplinary courses exploring the connections between biblical interpretation and various theological disciplines (e.g., preaching, pastoral care, and systematic theology).

    Selected publications

    Response to the End of History: Eschatology and Situation in Luke-Acts. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988.

    (with Joel B. Green.) The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995.

    (with James R. Carroll) Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

    (with Alexandra R. Brown, Claudia Setzer, and Jeffrey S. Siker) The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2000.

    “Luke’s Crucifixion Scene” in Reimaging the Death of the Lukan Jesus. Dennis D. Sylva, ed. Frankfurt am Main: Anton Hain, 1990: 108-24, 194–203.

    “Luke-Acts,” in The New Testament Today. Mark Allan Powell, ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999: 58–69.

    “Eschatology,” in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. David Noel Freedman, ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000: 420–22.

    “Creation and Apocalypse,” in God Who Creates: Essays in Honor of W. Sibley Towner, William P. Brown and S. Dean McBride, eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000: 251–60.

    “Children in the Bible,” Interpretation 55 (2001): 121–34

    “The God of Israel and the Salvation of the Nations: The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles,” in The Forgotten God: Perspectives in Biblical Theology. Essays in Honor of Paul J. Achtemeier on the Occasion of His Seventy-fifth Birthday, A. A. Das and F. J. Matera, eds. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002: 91–106.



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