Joel B. Green

Theology Author

Joel B. Green is dean of the School of Theology as well as professor of New Testament interpretation and associate dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to a PhD in New Testament studies, he has completed graduate work in the neurosciences. Green currently serves as chair of the Theology Editorial Advisory Board for Fuller magazine. He has written extensively on Christian perspectives on personhood, Luke–Acts, theological interpretation of Scripture, and the significance of Jesus’ death.

Green has written or edited more than 40 books, including six that have won awards: Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed., 2013), Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (2011), In Search of the Soul: Four Views of the Mind-Body Problem (with Stuart Palmer, 2005), Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology (with Paul J. Achtemeier and Marianne Meye Thompson, 2001), The Gospel of Luke (1997), and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (with Scot McKnight, 1992). Among his most recent publications are Why Salvation? (2013), The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social and Historical Contexts (with Lee Martin McDonald, 2013), Ears That Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2013), Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture (with David F. Watson, 2012), Practicing Theological Interpretation: Engaging Biblical Texts for Faith and Formation (2011), Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: The Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts (2nd ed., with Mark D. Baker, 2011), the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary on 1 Peter (2007), Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture (2007), and Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible (2008). He is also general editor of the Common English Bible Study Bible (2013).

Articles by Joel B. Green