Jason Maston, PhD

  • Director, Center for Exploring Ministry Careers
  • Program Coordinator for Christianity, Biblical Studies, Practical Theology, and Theological Studies
  • Assistant Professor of Theology

Education

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

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Jesus and His Teachings
  • New Testament Anthropology
  • Romans
  • Paul and His Letters
  • The Theology and Practice of Worship

Teaching Focus

In line with my research I primarily teach courses on the New Testament. I occasionally teach courses in theology or practical theology. In my courses I use a mix of lectures and seminars as I help students become independent thinkers who can engage critically with the subject matter.

Publications

My research interests are the New Testament and second temple Judaism. Currently, I’m  working on Paul’s anthropology. The project develops from my work on divine and human agency by 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 appears in the book  Anthropology and New Testament Theology.

BOOKS

Anthropology and New Testament Theology. Library of New Testament Studies 529. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. Co-edited with Benjamin E. Reynolds.

Reading Revelation in Context: John and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan (forthcoming). Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012. Co-edited with Michael F. Bird.

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

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

‘Christ or Adam: The Ground for Understanding Humanity’. Journal of Theological Interpretation 11.2: 277-93.

‘Enlivened Slaves: Paul’s Christological Anthropology’. Pages 141-59 in Anthropology and New Testament Theology. Edited by Jason Maston and Benjamin E. Reynolds. Library of New Testament Studies 529. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.

‘Josephus and Mark 12:13-27: The Sadducees, Resurrection, and the Law’. In Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018.

‘Anthropological Crisis and Solution in the Hodayot and 1 Corinthians 15’. New Testament Studies 62.4 (2016): 533-48.

‘Plight and Solution in Paul’s Apocalyptic Perspective: A Study of 2 Corinthians 5.18-21’. Pages 297–315 in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

‘4QMMT and Romans 3:1–20: Works of the Law and Justification’. Pages 52–58 in Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. Co-authored with Aaron Sherwood.

‘Sirach and Romans 7:1-25: The Human, the Law, and Sin’. Pages 93–99 in Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

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

‘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. Co-authored with Justin K. Hardin.

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

‘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.

 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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