Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Dr Benjamin Edsall

Dr Benjamin Edsall

Biblical and Early Christian Studies

BA (University of Oregon), MCS (Regent College), MSt, DPhil (Oxon)

Dr Benjamin Edsall is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. Before coming to ACU, Ben was a Departmental Lecturer in New Testament at Oxford. He received his BA in Music and Philosophy from the University of Oregon, an MCS in New Testament from Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and an MSt and DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Key publications

Paul’s Witness to Formative Early Christian Instruction, WUNT 2:365. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.

& Jennifer Strawbridge, ‘The Songs we Used to Sing: Hymn ‘Traditions’ and Reception in Pauline Letters’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 37.3 (2015): 290-311.

‘Paul’s Rhetoric of Knowledge: The ΟΥΚ ΟΙΔΑΤΕ Questions in 1 Corinthians’, Novum Testamentum 55.3 (2013): 252-271.

‘When Cicero and St. Paul Agree: Intra-group Litigation among the Luperci and the Corinthian Believers’, Journal of Theological Studies 61.1 (2013): 25-36.

‘Greco-Roman Costume and Paul’s Fraught Argument in 1 Cor. 11:2-16’, Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 9 (2013): 132-146.

‘Kerygma, Cathechesis and Other Things we Used to Find: Twentieth-Century Research on Early Christian Teaching since Alfred Seeberg (1903)’ Currents in Biblical Research 10 no. 3 (2012): 410-441.