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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.

Affiliations

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Literature

Publications

Books

  • Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: Reframing the Gender Debate. Grand Rapids: Baker 2016
  • Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ. SNTSMS 137; Cambridge University Press, 2006
  • “Paul and Seneca on the Body.” In Paul and Seneca in Dialogue. Ed. David Briones and Joseph Dodson. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming
  • “Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes.” Pages 217-27 in The Background of the New Testament: An Examination of the Context of Early Christianity. Ed. Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013
  • “Turning Kefal_h/ on Its Head: The Rhetoric of Reversal in Eph. 5:21-33.” Pages 599-614 in Christian Origins and Classical Culture: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament. Vol. 1 of The New Testament in Its Hellenistic Context. Ed. Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts. Leiden: Brill, 2013
  • "A Call to Martyrdom: Function as Method and Message in Revelation." Novum Testamentum 40 (1998): 164-94
  • "Philippians as Chiasmus: Key to the Structure, Unity and Theme Questions” (co-authored with A. Boyd Luter). New Testament Studies 41 (1995): 89-101

Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

  • “Apphia,” “Archangel,” “Augustus,” “Baptism in/with the Holy Spirit,” “Bethsaida,”, “Bride,” “Caesarea,” “Denarius,” “Erastus,” “Euodia/Euodias,” “Eutychus,” “Galilee,” “Gethsemane,” “Head,” “Levirate Law/Levirate Marriage,” “Praetorian Guard,” “Syntyche,” “Tabitha,” “Tertullus,” in the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Ed. Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns, and Mark Strauss. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013
  • “Signs and Wonders” in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. Ed. G.T. Kurian, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012

Articles

  • Review of Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes. Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians, Kenneth E. Bailey (Downers Grove; InterVarsity, 2011). Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55 (2012): 622-24.
  • 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 50 (2007): 625-26
  • Review of Navigating Paul, Jouette M. Bassler (Louisville, KY: Westminster, 2007). Expository Times 119 (2008): 169
  • Review of The IVP Women’s Bible Commentary (co-authored with Joanne Jung), eds. Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary J. Evans (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002). Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47 (2004): 161-64
  • “Whose Body? Which Membership?” Christian Reflection (2014): 11-18
  • “Why is the Body of Christ Important?” Pages 72-74 in Devotions on the Greek New Testament. Eds. J. Scott Duvall and Verlyn D. Verbrugge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012
  • “The Benefits of Disciplines of Abstinence.” Biola Magazine (Fall 2012)
  • “The Lord’s Supper in Paul’s Letters.” Faithlife Study Bible. Logos Bible Software, 2012
  • “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

Presentations

  • “Reframing the Gender Debate: Rethinking Servant Leadership and Equality from a Corporate Perspective,” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA, November 2015
  • “Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: Reframing the Gender Debate,” Denver Seminary Biblical Studies Conference,” Denver, CO, February 2015.
  • “Reframing the Gender Debate: Genesis 2-3 in Literary Perspective,” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Francisco, CA, November 2011
  • “Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ: Corporate Identity and Ethics in 1 Corinthians,” Korean Biblical Colloquium, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA, November 2007
  • “Intercession in Weakness: The Ministry of the Spirit in Rom. 8:26-27,” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington, D.C., November 2006
  • “Reframing the Gender Debate: Eph. 5:21-33 as a Test Case,” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Valley Forge, PA, November 2005
  • “Paul’s Strategy for Moral Formation in 1 Corinthians 12-14,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Nashville, TN, November 2000
  • "Re-examining the Body of Christ: Getting a Second Opinion on 1 Corinthians 12," Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Jackson, MI, November 1996
  • "A Call to Martyrdom: The Significance of the Chiastic Structure of Revelation," Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philadelphia, PA, November 1995
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