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Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars is a curated, selective dissertation series dedicated to highlighting innovative and creative projects from new scholars in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and Christian history.

If you, or one of your students, are working on a dissertation of special merit, we'd like to know about it! We're actively considering projects in progress or completed within the last two academic years.

Praise for books in the series

Masterful, energetic exploration. . .

Vernon Robbins | Emory University

Exhibiting lucid analysis and deep insight. . .

Paul Nimmo | University of Edinburgh

Crisp writing, clear thought, insightful reflection. . .

Miroslav Volf | Yale Divinity School


Being Deified
Release date: December 1, 2016

Being Deified examines the importance of deification to Christian theology and the place of human creativity in deification.

Jaime L. Waters (Author)
Release date: June 1, 2015

Jaime L. Waters here examines the various personnel active in the construction and operation of threshing floors to draw a more complete picture of ancient Israelite social life.

Rhyne R. Putman (Author)
Release date: June 1, 2015

Joining the recent call to theological interpretation of Scripture, Rhyne R. Putman provides a constructive model that forwards a descriptive and normative pattern for reading Scripture and theological tradition together.

Sameer Yadav (Author)
Release date: June 1, 2015

Can experiences of God serve to inform and justify our theological beliefs and practices? The central claim in this work is that there is a radical mistake in many contemporary accounts that require grounding a theological story of God's availability to us in experience in a prior general philosophical theory of perception.

Will Stalder (Author)
Release date: June 1, 2015

Stalder asks how Palestinian Christians have read the Old Testament in the period before and under the British Mandate and in light of the foundation of the modern State of Israel. He outlines a future hermeneutic that respects religious communities without writing off the Old Testament prematurely.