Dr. Kenneth Schenck
Hebrews, Pauline Epistles, Development of New Testament Thought
Greek (classical and biblical), Hebrew, Latin, German, French; courses taken in Akkadian and Sanskrit
Societal Associations and Activities
Steering committee, Hebrews Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature, 2005-8.
Research and Teaching Awards
Fulbright Scholar, Spring 2004,
· Professor of the Year, Spring 2003
Education (in reverse order)
with James D. G. Dunn: “The Settings of the
Sacrifice: Eschatology and Cosmology in
the Epistle to the Hebrews.” British
Academy Overseas Research Fellowship.
Term spent in
Asbury Theological Seminary (’87-’90), M.Div.
Theta Phi honor society. Ichthus New Testament Scholarship.
Alpha Chi honor society. Summa cum laude.
Teaching Experience (in reverse order)
· Professor of
Lecturer (Winter, ’97),
· Teaching Fellow in Biblical Languages (’90-’92), Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky—taught biblical Greek (beginning and intermediate) and Hebrew full time.
· Affiliate professor of Inductive Bible Studies for Asbury Theological Seminary, online (2002-7)—Inductive Bible Studies, Matthew, and Romans
· Adjunct teaching for the University of Notre Dame, Foundations of Theology (1999, 2001, 2002)
Lecturer for Cranmer Hall,
Professor of Ancient Languages (’92-’93),
Relevant Positions (selective):
· MDiv Director,
· Chair, Seminary Task Force (2008), Indiana Wesleyan University—tasked to make a recommendation to the President with regard to the creation of a seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University.
· Chair, MDiv Task Force (2007),
· Director of Visiting Scholars at
· Graduate Director of Religion (’99-’01), Indiana Wesleyan University—directing the graduate program in religion for IWU, involving graduate thesis advising, selection of course offerings, and general administration.
have both written and taught online courses for
and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Setting of the Sacrifice (
Brief Guide to Philo (
the Book of Hebrews (
Books, Church Related
· A Brief Guide to Biblical Interpretation (Triangle, 2008)
· 1 and 2 Corinthians, Wesleyan Biblical Commentary Series (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2006) (popular commentary for the church)
· Why Wesleyans Favor Women in Ministry (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2004).
· Jesus is Lord: An Introduction to the New Testament (Triangle, 2003).
· “2 Corinthians 4:13 and the πιστις Χριστου Debate,” CBQ 70 (2008): 524-37.
· “Philo and the Epistle to the Hebrews: Ronald Williamson’s Study after Thirty Years,” Studia Philonica Annual 14 (2002): 112-35.
· “A Celebration of the Enthroned Son: The Catena of Hebrews 1,” JBL 120 (2001) 469-485.
· “Keeping His Appointment: Creation and Enthronement in the Epistle to the Hebrews,” JSNT 66 (1997) 91-117.
Book Reviews, Published
· Review of Daniel J. Harrington’s What Are They Saying about the Letter to the Hebrews? (New York: Paulist Press, 1989), published in BTB 36 (2006): 137-38.
· Review of Wilfried Eisele’s, Ein unerschütterliches Reich: Die mittelplatonische Umformung des Parusiegedankens im Hebräerbrief (BZNW 116; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2003), published in CBQ 67 (2005): 140-41.
Chapters in Edited Books
· “God Has Spoken: Hebrews’s Theology
of the Scriptures,” Hebrews and Theology
· “The Spirit Directed Church,” The Church That Jesus Built (
· “The Table of Inspiration –
Interpreting the Bible,” in Passion,
Power, and Purpose: Essays on the Art of Contemporary Preaching (
· “Superman: A Popular Culture
Messiah,” in The Gospel According to Superheroes:
Religion and Popular Culture (
Church Periodical Literature
· “The Loves of John 21”
· “The Historical and Sociological Background of 1 Peter,” for Illustrated Bible Life, Nazarene Publishing House
Accepted Book Proposal
· A Christian Philosophical Journey (Triangle Publishing)
Accepted Book Review
· Review of Torrey Seland’s, Strangers in the Light (Studia Philonica Annual, 2008)
Accepted Dictionary Article
· “Mediator, Mediation,” in New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (Abingdon).
Book Proposals in play
· Hebrews and Ways That Never Parted, with Fortress Press.
Papers Accepted (SBL, 2008)
· “Can the Bruce/Thrall Interpretation of 2 Corinthians 5:1–10 Account for Romans and Philippians?” for the Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making Seminar.
· “Heaven as the True House of God: Intertextual Soundings in Hebrews,” for the Intertextuality and the New Testament Consultation.
· “Hebrews as the True House of God,” presented to the Intertextuality in the New Testament Consultation of SBL, Fall, 2008
· “Can the Bruce/Thrall Interpretation of 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 account for Philippians and Romans,” presented at the Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making Consultation
· “The Levitical Cultus and the Partitioning of the Ways in Hebrews,” presented at the Jewish Christianity Group at SBL, Fall 2007.
· “The Tale of the Shipwreck,” presented at the “Formation of Luke-Acts” Section at SBL, Fall 2006.
Has Spoken: Hebrews’ Theology of Scripture,” presented at the Hebrews and
Theology Conference at
· “An Archaeology of Hebrews Tabernacle Metaphor,” delivered to the Hebrews Consultation of SBL, Fall, 2005.
· “Hebrews and Hermeneutics: The State of the Question,” delivered to the Hebrews Consultation of SBL, Fall, 2005.
· “Leben nach dem Tod,” delivered to the evangelisch-methodistische Seminar in Reutligen, Germany (2004)
Enoch to the Scrolls,” delivered Winter 2004 to the Kolloquium für
Sirach to the Sadducees,” delivered Winter 2004 to the Kolloquium für
and Essene Views of the Afterlife: Common Ground between the Historical Jesus
· “Philo and the Epistle to the Hebrews: Ronald Williamson’s Study after Thirty Years”—read at SBL Philo of Alexandria Group, Fall ’00
· “Q and the Merging of Jewish Traditions Concerning the Afterlife”—read at SBL Q Section, Fall ’00
· “Whoever Loses their Life Will Find It: Resurrection and the Historical Jesus”—read at SBL Historical Jesus Section, Fall ’99
· “Did Hebrews Know the Book of Wisdom?”—read at British New Testament Conference, Summer ’95
I am an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church but have spoken in numerous denominational contexts, including Methodist, Anglican, United Reformed, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, and, of course, Wesleyan.
The following is an abbreviated list of some other ministries with which I have been involved:
Name: Kenneth Schenck
Phone: (765)-438-6584 cell