Lisa Marie Bowens

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Lisa Marie Bowens
Biblical Studies
110 Tennent Hall

Phone: 609.497.7856
Fax: 609.497.7829
[email protected]

Lisa Marie Bowens, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned a BS (cum laude), MSBE and MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an MTS and ThM from Duke Divinity School. She received her PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and her recently published book, An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, is a revision of her dissertation. Her research interests include Paul and apocalyptic, Pauline anthropology, Pauline epistemology, aspects of discipleship in the gospels, African American Pauline Hermeneutics, and New Testament exegesis and interpretation. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and a past Fund for Theological Education fellow. Some of her current courses are Introduction to New Testament Greek, Greek Exegesis of 2 Corinthians, African American Pauline Hermeneutics, Introduction to New Testament Exegesis, and Church Planting and Revitalization (co-taught with Rick Osmer and Darrell Guder).

Select Publications

  • An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (Mohr Siebeck, 2017)
  • “Investigating the Apocalyptic Texture of Paul’s Martial Imagery in 2 Corinthians 4–6” JSNT 39 (2016): 3–15.
  • “The Role of John the Baptist in Matthew’s Gospel.” Word and World 30 (2010): 311–18.
  • “Apocalyptic Reverberations in the Writings of Martin Luther King” in The Word Made Flesh: Biblical Rhetoric in the Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. University of South Carolina Press, 2018. (Forthcoming)

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