Jason Maston, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Theology
  • Director, Center for Exploring Ministry Careers
  • Program Coordinator, Christianity
  • Assistant Professor of Theology

Education

  • PhD, New Testament, Durham University, UK
  • MATh, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BA, Biblical Studies, Southwest Baptist University

 

Courses Taught

  • New Testament
  • The Teachings of Jesus
  • New Testament Introduction
  • New Testament Anthropology
  • Romans
  • The Teachings of Jesus
  • The Theology and Practice of Worship

Teaching Focus

Dr. Maston’s primary teaching focus is New Testament. He also teaches other courses on Bible and theological subjects.

Publications

My research interests are the New Testament and second temple Judaism. Currently, I’m  working on Paul’s anthropology for which he held a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant in 2013-14. The project develops from my work on divine and human agency, while broadening the scope to explore other issues related to the question of what it means to be human. A summary of my reading of Paul’s anthropology will appear in the book Anthropology and New Testament Theology.

His publications include:

Divine and Human Agency in Second Temple Judaism and Paul: A Comparative Approach. WUNT 2.297. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.

With Michael F. Bird (eds.). Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

With Michael F. Bird. ‘Introduction’. Pages 1–11 in Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. Edited by Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

‘Rethinking Ben Sira’s Opponents: An Analysis of the Debate Passages’. Pages 273–304 in Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. Edited by Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

‘The Nature of Salvation History in Galatians’. Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 2.2 (2012): 25–40.

With Justin K. Hardin. ‘Preaching Paul’s Letters’. Pages 101–12 in ‘We Proclaim the Word of Life’: Preaching the New Testament Today. Edited by Ian Paul and David Wenham. Nottingham: IVP, 2013. US: Preaching the New Testament. Downers Grove: IVP, 2013.

‘How Wrong were the Disciples about the Kingdom? Thoughts on Acts 1.6’. Expository Times 126.4 (2015): 169-78.

Additional Information

Along with fellow alumni from Durham, including Dr Blackwell, he contributes to a blog: Dunelm Road

While in Scotland Dr. Maston did pulpit supply for local churches. He also served as Student Worker for one year at Hebron Evangelical Church in Aberdeen, Scotland while finishing his PhD.

 

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