Denver Seminary Names Dr. Joseph Dodson The Dr. Craig L. Blomberg Endowed Chair of New Testament
Littleton, Colo. – Denver Seminary has announced Dr. Joseph Dodson as the Dr. Craig L. Blomberg Endowed Chair of New Testament, effective Jan. 1.
Dodson joined Denver Seminary as associate professor of New Testament in 2019, after serving on the faculty at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008. He earned his PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and studied at the University of Tübingen in Germany.
“Dr. Dodson is highly respected for his knowledge and wisdom about the Bible overall and particularly the New Testament,” said Dr. Don Payne, academic dean. “He brings unparalleled energy into the classroom and shares his unique understanding of Scripture and its work in our world today. In this role, Dr. Dodson is poised to continue to lead our students and the Seminary into the future.”
Dodson has most recently authored Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context (IVP Publishing, 2019) and is widely published in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals including Harvard Theological Review, Novum Testamentum, the Journal for Jewish Studies, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. His current research includes a Romans commentary in the Brill Exegetical Commentary Series and a Colossians-Philemon commentary in The Christian Standard Commentary Series.
The Craig L. Blomberg Endowed Chair of New Testament has been established to honor the legacy of Dr. Blomberg, who served as distinguished professor of New Testament, and to continue to build on his academic excellence.
“Dr. Dodson is an outstanding teacher of biblical truth,” said Blomberg. “He is equally at ease in the highest echelons of scholarship and in the local church’s youth group, garnering rapt attention and profound appreciation in each setting. He also brings a wonderful sense of humor and a serious commitment to live out what he teaches.”
During his 35 years at Denver Seminary, Blomberg established himself as one of the leading New Testament scholars of his generation, said Denver Seminary President Dr. Mark Young.
“Through his scholarship, publishing, and work on the Committee on Bible Translation, Dr. Blomberg has shaped the way we read and interpret the Bible. In addition, through his classroom teaching and mentoring he contributed to the formation of thousands of students who have, in turn, passed along their learning to untold thousands of believers around the world.”
Endowed Chair positions are valuable for higher education institutions not only to recognize the distinction of outstanding faculty, but to provide additional support for the chair to use in research and teaching. In addition, the Dr. Craig L. Blomberg Endowed Chair of New Testament will continue to affirm Denver Seminary’s core commitment to biblical authority.
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About Denver Seminary – Denver Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school of theology located in Littleton, Colo. The Seminary’s mission is to prepare men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Denver Seminary offers residential, fully online, and hybrid degree programs, and has an extension campus in Washington DC.