Lisa Marie Bowens, PhD '14, 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, a member of the Society of Pentecostal Studies, and a past Fund for Theological Education fellow. She is also editor of the Oxford Online Bible and Race Project, member of the editorial team for the Bulletin for Biblical Research Journal, co-chair of the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group (SBL), and a member of the Steering Committee for the African American Biblical Hermeneutics Group (SBL). Some of her current courses are Introduction to New Testament Greek, Greek Exegesis of 2 Corinthians, African American Pauline Hermeneutics, and Introduction to New Testament Exegesis.
Dr. Bowens discusses her book An Apostle in Battle on The Distillery podcast
- “Spirit-Shift: Paul, the Poor, and The Holy Spirit’s Ethic of Love and Impartiality in the Eucharist Celebration,” in The Holy Spirit and Social Justice Interdisciplinary Global Perspectives: Scripture and Theology, eds. Antipas Harris and Michael Palmer (Lanham, MD: Seymour Press, 2019).
- “Liberating Paul: African Americans’ Use of Paul in Resistance and Protest,” in Practicing with Paul: Reflections on Paul and the Practices of Ministry in Honor of Susan G. Eastman, ed. Presian Burroughs (Oregon: Cascade Books, 2018).
- “Painting Hope: Formational Hues of Paul’s Spiritual Warfare Language in 2 Corinthians 10-13,” in Practicing with Paul: Reflections on Paul and the Practices of Ministry in Honor of Susan G. Eastman, ed. Presian Burroughs (Oregon: Cascade Books, 2018).
- “Divine Desire: Paul’s Apocalyptic God of Rescue,” Theology Today 75 no 1 (2018): 9-21.
- 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)