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Michelle Lee-Barnewall

Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.S., Pensacola Christian College
  • B.A., Harvard University

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Trained in New Testament studies, Dr. Lee-Barnewall's desire is to help students develop their relationship with Christ through an informed and application-oriented understanding of Scripture. She is the author of “Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ”. Dr. Lee-Barnewall has published articles in New Testament Studies and Novum Testamentum and has presented papers at the national meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Literature
  • Society of Biblical Literature


  • Contributing author. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Ed. Tremper Longman III. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.

Popular Publication
  • “What does Paul mean by taking the Lord's Supper in an 'unworthy' manner?” Biola Connections, Winter 2004.

  • “Beauty is Soul Deep: 180 Devotions for Growing a Meaningful Inner Life.” (co-edited with D. June Hetzel) Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour, 2003.

Scholary Publications
  • Review of “Navigating Paul,” Jouette M. Bassler (Louisville, KY: Westminster, 2007), Expository Times, forthcoming.

  • “Turning kephale on Its Head: Paul's Argumentative Strategy in Eph. 5:21-33,” Christian Origins and Classical Culture: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament, vol. 1 of The New Testament in Its Hellenistic Context, eds. Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

  • “Review of Being Conformed to Christ in Community: A Study of Maturity, Maturation and the Local Church in the Undisputed Pauline Epistles”, James George Samra (Library of New Testament Studies 320; London: T & T Clark, 2006), Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, forthcoming.

  • “Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ” SNTSMS137; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  • Review of The IVP Women's Bible Commentary (co-written with Joanne Jung), ed. Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans, Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47, 2004. Pp. 161-64.

  • “A Call to Martyrdom: Function as Method and Message in Revelation.” Novum Testamentum 40, 1998. Pp. 164-94.

  • “Philippians as Chiasmus: Key to the Structure, Unity and Theme Questions.” co-written with A. Boyd Luter, New Testament Studies 41, 1995. Pp. 89-101.

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