Wagner, Ross

Associate Professor of New Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
11 Tennent Hall
Phone: 609.497.7856
Fax: 609.497.7829
Email: [email protected]


J. Ross Wagner, associate professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned his Ph.D. from Duke University. His publications and courses revolve around two foci, both of which explore how Holy Scripture functions in the context of the church‘s life and mission. The first centers on the interpretation of scripture in early Jewish and Christian communities and encompasses investigation of the Old Greek version of Isaiah and its history of effects, as well as the use of scripture in Paul‘s writings, Hebrews, and 1 Peter. The second focal point is the intersection of biblical interpretation and missional theology. His work here includes interdisciplinary dialogue, joint research, and team-teaching with colleagues in the fields of theology and missiology. Cochair of the Pauline Soteriology Group of the Society of Biblical Literature, Wagner also serves on The Catholic Biblical Quarterly editorial board. A Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Göttingen in 2006–2007 and in 2010 (summer), he spent 2009–2010 as a member-in-residence at the Center of Theological Inquiry.

Major Publications

Zwischen Evangelium und Erwählung/Between Gospel and Election.Edited by Florian Wilk and J. Ross Wagner with the assistance of Frank Schleritt. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, (forthcoming 2010).
Missio Dei: Envisioning an Apostolic Reading of Scripture.” Missiology: An International Review 37 (2009): 19–32.
The Word Leaps the Gap: Essays on Scripture and Theology in Honor of Richard B. Hays. Edited by J. Ross Wagner, C. Kavin Rowe, and A. Katherine Grieb (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008).
”Faith and Fear, Stumbling and Salvation: Receptions of LXX Isaiah 8:11–18 in the New Testament,” in The Word Leaps the Gap: 76–106.
“The Septaugint and the ‘Search for the Christian Bible,’“ in Scripture’s Doctrine: Studies in the New Testament’s Normativity for Christian Dogmatics. Edited by Markus Bockmuel and Alan Torrance (Baker Academic, 2008): 17–28.
“Identifying ‘Updated’ Prophecies in OG Isaiah: Isaiah 8:11–16 as a Test Case,” in Journal of Biblical Literature 126 (2007): 251–269.
“Working Out Salvation: Community and Holiness in Philippians,” in Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament. Edited by Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007): 257–274.